Guest blog: A list of all things transphobic
Claire Graham, who currently tweets as @MRKHVoice, is helpfully compiling a list and I thank her for allowing me to reproduce it here – or rather, the first dozen items on it. Last time I looked, the list had grown to over 70 items so, once you’ve absorbed this page, do be sure to check the rest of them on her Twitter timeline. I’m sure we can all learn to do better. (Quotes from articles linked to were selected by me.)
1. Gender neutral toilets – transphobic.
“Chelsea Dyapa, a third-year philosophy student, said she thought the policy was discriminatory because it could potentially be too costly to implement, limiting the number of gender-inclusive facilities campuswide.”
2. Related to number one, other people wanting privacy – transphobic.
From the same article as linked to above: “This basically comes out of a want for privacy and an all-gender restroom, and that want for privacy comes from a fear of trans and nonbinary people,”
3. Having fun on Snapchat – transphobic
“Yes, it may seem like a bit of a laugh, but if we want to be truly social responsible online, we need to treat people of all genders with respect and empathy.”
4. Having a sexual orientation – transphobic.
“Gender is determined by how one wants to identify and nothing else. So when you have a “genital preference,” you’re just reducing gender down to reproductive organs.”
5. Doctors and the NHS – transphobic.
6. Prison reform – transphobic.
“They were effectively being threatened with demonstrations and disruptive activity, possibly in the conference hall itself, and some kind of picket line or protest outside the conference.”
7. Women’s rights – transphobic.
8. The dictionary – transphobic.
“A billboard poster bearing the Google definition of the word “woman” has been removed after it was accused of being part of a transphobic campaign.”
9. Reproductive biology and development – transphobic.
“Two sexes have never been enough to describe human variety. Not in biblical times and not now. Before we knew much about biology, we made social rules to administer sexual diversity.”
(If you’d like to read the whole article but don’t have access, I’ve c&p’d it here.)
10. A trans woman teacher writing about best practice for trans kids in education – transphobic.
“The feature, written by teacher and ‘gender critical’ campaigner Debbie Hayton, evaluated a number of resources for schools and added: “In my view, it is the Transgender Trend guide that is most consistent with [safeguarding law].”
11. Liking tweets – transphobic.
“Buitendijk first offered her apologies to the university’s student newspaper Felix last Friday (May 10) in response to a letter by 86 members of the university’s staff and student body raising concerns about her “engagement with transphobic material and social media accounts.”
The letter referred specifically to Buitendijk following and ‘liking’ content from Twitter accounts belonging to anti-trans groups such as Transgender Trend…”
12. RTing poetry – transphobic.
“After Mr Miller questioned why the complainant was being described as a “victim” if no crime had been committed, the officer told him: “We need to check your thinking”.”
Update: The complete list has now been upload is being beautifully maintained on this blog.
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