Yesterday was like Christmas for grown-ups. I woke up like a kid on Christmas morning, so excited about seeing England in the World Cup Quarter-Final (OMG, what a football match!) But, like a transphobic relative on Christmas Day, there had to be someone to spoil it, didn’t there? Enter the TERFs.
I need to be very careful what I write here because legal wheels are in motion on several fronts, but I couldn’t let this incident go without saying anything. It’s not every day you get slandered by a TERF in the Houses of Parliament.
You all know what the glass ceiling is, right? But what about the cotton ceiling – and are cis lesbians and straight men who don’t find transwomen sexually attractive therefore transphobic? Here are my thoughts.
I’ve written on here before about how supportive my dad was when I came out to him and my mum back in the summer. Since then, me being trans has rarely been mentioned by either of them. But we had a little progress yesterday. [Read more…]
I wrote on here a few weeks back how happy I was that Annie’s mum had invited me to her local hen night, her hen weekend in Leeds and her wedding – with a place on the top table, no less. Now it seems she’s not the trans ally I thought she was.
I’ve been transgender for decades, and one of my main ambitions for soooooo many years has been to go on a hen night – to spend a night with the girls drinking, dancing and cavorting. And, on Saturday night, that’s exactly what I did!
I’ve had so many lovely messages from the Mumsnet TERF Mafia over the past couple of days – I really have! Naturally, modesty prevents me from publishing most of them. But one thing struck me yesterday – and that’s the question surrounding transgender children. What does a TERF do when little Jimmy tells Mummy “he’s” really a girl?
As regular readers will know, I have no patience with TERFs – Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists. I had my very own “situation” a few weeks ago – and then had my say on Dame Jenni Murray’s despicable comments about trans people in a national newspaper. I decided to investigate these TERFs further. And guess what – they’re massive on Mumsnet. [Read more…]
We live in uncertain times. Back in 2015, the so-called “year of trans”, transgender people including myself were finally becoming more accepted by society. So much so that those who’d previously been frightened of presenting in their true gender began to come out of the closet. Referals to gender clinics soared. Fast-forward to 2017, it’s all going wrong and, Jenni Murray, you’re not helping. [Read more…]