Articles have been written before about the 2011 study on transgender criminality which seems to “prove” that transgender women are just as prone to sexual assault as cisgender men. One of the researchers, Dr. Ceclia Dhejene, has already responded to those claims and stated that the research actually shows that health care for transgender people has actually gotten better over time and that there was no causal link between “male criminality” and transgender women.
However, the article that contains that interview, while comprehensive and informative, ignores one major factor. The study itself only considered the variable of whether or not the transgender person had SRS as a measure of transition, which leads to a whole bunch of new variables.
Continue reading “The 2011 Sweden Study on Transgender Criminality is Flawed for More Reasons Than You’d Think”
The concept of women asking for assault – whether that assault be anything ranging from verbal assault to rape and murder – is a common trope perpetuated by both the media and cultural lore. As a result of this trope, … Continue reading Even The FBI Doesn’t Think She’s Asking For It: How Criminal Profiling Disproves the Myth of the Perfect Victim
Featured image by Marilyn Roxie, “San Francisco Pride 2011“
A caveat: I’m a transgender guy.
Before I identified as a transgender man, I lived life as a queer, cis girl. The current system of housing based on assigned gender at birth was never made for me. And to be honest, I’m not the only one.
I’ve argued before that gender neutral bathrooms benefit many more people than most people would realize, particularly the single stalled variety. I believe that gender-neutral housing would reap the same benefits.
Continue reading “A Short List of the Benefits of Gender Neutral Dorms”
Featured image: Nicolas Raymond, “Rainbow Planet“
AN: A “Copernican shift” refers to when information is re-examined from a different perspective in order to gain a new understanding about the world.
Most people are familiar with a European conception of gender – a dichotomy, usually assigned at birth, based on external genitalia and divided into a set of discreet skills and interests. Below is a quick video, which explains the difference between cisgender and transgender, both terms I will be using in this post.
Continue reading “A New Copernican Shift: Dissecting Gender through A Privilege Shift”