Tag Archives: cisgenderism

Response to a “Christian think-tank”

A family friend, whose teenage child has recently said they are trans, contacted me over the weekend because their child had been sent a piece saying that trans was really a delusion. Needless to say, the piece originated from a right-wing Christian “think tank” who also oppose same-sex marriage (or, it seems, any same-sex relationships […]

The Framework Created by Media

In the middle stages of an incredibly long, drawn-out general election campaign, it can be interesting to reflect on the media’s role. In the early part of Trans Media Watch’s Leveson evidence, we quoted Gray Cavendar – the media helps us “to define what we think about, what we see as problems and the solutions […]

Won’t Anyone Think of the Children?

Even after the same sex marriage bill gained its second reading by a thumping majority in the House of Lords yesterday, a number of views that oppose the bill are still getting airtime.  Amongst these is Baroness Knight, who introduced the now infamous Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988.  This morning, on BBC […]

Trans People – do we have Cooties?

Just under 3 hours ago the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill gained its third reading in the House of Commons with a majority of 205. While this Bill removes a huge issue for married trans people in terms of them seeking gender recognition, and the Government has “conceded” on another big issue which was threatening […]

#TransDocFail Part 1

As I was walking out of the Trans Health Matters conference this afternoon, one doctor looked at me and asked “what are you doing to us, Helen?” I’d just delivered a presentation about the TransDocFail phenomenon (which was quickly pushed out of the news by the furore over Julie Burchill’s article) and had given a […]