I’ve been reading a lot about the problems with blogging feminists and transphobia/transmisogyny lately, and while there is a post percolating in my head, I thought I’d catch you all up with what I’d encountered on the subject:
The Feministing/Feministe Boycott
 Men in Women’s Bathrooms: Is Your State Next?: the Focus on the Family transphobia post with errant comment thread on Feministing*
 By Any Other Name: transmisogyny post with errant comment thread at Feministe
 Bathroom panic, it’s totally feminist: Queen Emily’s response to errant comments on Feministing.
 Very Necessary: Voz Latina’s call for a boycott of Feministe/Feministing.
 It’s Always About The Cis Women: Lucy’s post about both Feministing and Feministe.
 On Cis Supremacy, Feminism and Feministe: Cara’s response to all of this on Feministe.
Related to all the above
 Coordinating Body and Mind: Transphobia and Feminism: Miriam Heddy
Unrelated in theme, but good thoughts anyway
 The Art of the Apology
I have a few nebulous thoughts about all this, although I’m processing them (and checking my privilege several times over) before I get too long winded. I can, however, jot down a few things already:
- Using misogynist language to insult anyone is never okay.
- No one is perfectly feminist.
- We live in a patriarchy, and it can poison all our interactions.
This post may be updated with new links, as I find them. I’ll note the last update of the post, thus:
Links last updated 7:03 EDT 4/17/2009.
*Which I apparently missed the first time. I have read the post but not slogged through the comments yet. Much work to be done before I can post on this.
** Yes, I censored this. It’s a triggering word for some folks. I’m still not 100% inured, myself.