Today, 7 August, is the thirteenth anniversary of the death of Tyra Hunter, a trans woman who was injured in a car crash, then denied treatment and left to die by paramedics after they discovered she had male genitalia. Caroline at Uncool has more links: click here.
Queen Emily, guesting at Lisa’s, gives a timely reminder that “allyness” isn’t a one-off thing, a Girl Guides merit badge you get for posting about Angie Zapata that says “trans ally 4 eva”. (Link here).
And finally… may I recommend the following articles:
- Message Received, by Woman. I stole this link from Drakyn at Monster’s Creed. Mmm, cheese.
- In which a cis feminist has a serious and long overdue rethink, by Laura at TFW.
- Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism, by Julia Serano (which I mentioned earlier, but that post seems to have slid down the page somewhat…)
They are uplifting and inspiring posts by three brave and thoughtful writers. Essential reading.