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Gender Bias? A transgender perspective!

Daniela Petruzalek Jan 17, 2018 I’ve been looking forward to writing an article about my personal views on the gender bias for a long time now. After countless drafts that have never seen the light of the day, I think I’ve finally found the missing piece. If you are in a hurry for an answer, I must say that this XKCD comic entitled “How it Works”, summarizes it all: From someone who lived on both sides: this comic is the perfect representation of reality. I am a transgender woman, which means at some point in my life I used to be a man, or better, used to be seen as a man. That gives me a unique perspective on gender that I want to share with you today. The Beginning: Life as a Man Life isn’t easy. For anyone. But you may say that it can be a bit easier for some groups of people. I was born a white male and was interested in girls, which placed me in the most advantageous group: the infamous “cisgender” heterosexual white male. I had some minor drawbacks though… I was born in a poor family in a very unequal country (Brazil). I’ve studied all my life in public schools, which meant a really bad education, and had little access to everything, from clothes to technology. I felt something was wrong with me since I was 4 years old (gender-wise), but I’d...

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A trans activist has won a High Court battle against Mumsnet

Zoe Drewett Wednesday 10 Apr 2019 9:41 am A trans activist has won a High Court battle to force Mumsnet to reveal the name of a user who allegedly abused her online. Stephanie Hayden tweeted an image of the court order and wrote: ‘The days of defaming, abusing, and harassing transgender people on Mumsnet behind the cloak of anonymity are over.’  Mumsnet – which is complying with the order – has until 4pm today to hand over the user’s full name, address, email address and birth date under a court order. She argues she will not be able to pursue legal action for defamation unless she knows the name of the user. Sir Roger Scruton sacked as Government adviser after using ‘language of white supremacist’ The comments have been deleted from the website. Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts told The Times the site did not oppose Stephanie’s court application, but said: ‘Clearly, if we thought the details we released might be used maliciously, we would be happy to contest the order if one of our users asked us to do so.’ Last year the website – which has 14 million users – brought in stricter rules after facing criticism for posts that were found to be ‘offensive or hateful’ to people from the trans community. It banned comments that were deemed to be ‘aggressive’ or made ‘sweeping negative generalisations’, the...

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India Willoughby says “LGB community is more like the KGB” in Good Morning Britain interview

India Willoughby says “LGB community is more like the KGB” in Good Morning Britain interview   The transgender presenter went on the ITV show to discuss the subject of whether transgender women should be allowed to compete in professional sport.   Transgender presenter India Willoughby compared the LGB community to the KGB when she appeared on Good Morning Britain. former Tyne Tees journalist and Celebrity Big Brother star went on the ITV show to discuss the subject of whether transgender women should be allowed to compete in professional sport. After Susanna Reid said she was “nervous talking about it in...

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Baptiste star Talisa Garcia was told she “wasn’t transgender enough” at the start of her career

Baptiste star Talisa Garcia was told she “wasn’t transgender enough” at the start of her career “It was like a compliment, but at the same time I still wanted the work.” BY RIANNE HOUGHTON 22/02/2019 BBC Baptiste star Talisa Garcia has opened up about her experience as an emerging actress, revealing that she often missed out on roles for not being “transgender enough”. Talisa, who plays Kim Vogel in the BBC’s Missing spin-off, appeared on today’s (February 22) Lorraine to talk about her Baptiste character, who is also transgender.   Speaking to Christine Lampard, Talisa said: “The fact that she is transsexual, and so am I, that...

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Denied Asylum in US, Transgender Woman Murdered in El Salvador

Denied Asylum in US, Transgender Woman Murdered in El Salvador BY TODD NEIKIRK February 18, 2019 People seeking asylum in the United States often do so due to threats they face in their home countries. These threats can be magnified for people who identify as Transgender   An El Salvadorian, transgender woman named Camila was one of these people. Her asylum claim was denied and she was recently deported back to her native country. Earlier this month, Camila was found badly beaten and eventually died from her injuries. LGBTI rights advocate, Aislynn Odaly’s, says, “She migrated to the U.S. because of threats that she had...

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