Posts Tagged ‘words’

Define: Cisgender

09/10/2008  |  8 Comments

In the recent past, gender activists have tended to use the term "bio" to define non-trans folks. As in, bio-male,... more

Define: Transmasculine

08/11/2008  |  15 Comments

I've been adopting the word "transmasculine" to use to describe, generally, folks who were assigned female at birth who are... more

Lesbian stereotypes, reclaiming language, and activism

07/01/2008  |  11 Comments

Yet another case in point: Butch, skinhead, wife-beating, pint drinkers? "Butch, femme, dyke - what kind of lesbian are you? Jeni... more

On misperceiving someone as femme or butch

05/08/2008  |  7 Comments

I often have conversations with folks who say that they have been perceived femme or butch, and they really don't... more