A new series of Transfeminist and Feminist articles
WHAT IS TRANSFEMINISM?
(From THE F-WORD By Helen G | 28 March 2008)
My gender dysphoria, transsexualism and consequent transitioning have informed many aspects of my opinions on Life, the Universe and Everything, including my still-developing views and beliefs about feminism. Yet there is still much for me to learn. For example, what are the natures, extents and effects of the overlaps and intersections between my lived experiences as a trans woman, and my views, beliefs and principles as a feminist? Is it possible to combine the two into a symbiosis: a wider transfeminist narrative that works for me – if that’s even possible/desirable? These are the sorts of questions that preoccupy me at the moment…..
The Transfeminist Manifesto
Robert Hill defines Transfeminism as “a category of feminism, most often known for the application of transgender discourses to feminist discourses, and of feminist beliefs to transgender discourse”. Hill says that transfeminism also concerns its integration
within mainstream feminism. He defines transfeminism in this context as a type of feminism
“having specific content that applies to transgender and transsexual people, but the thinking and theory of which is also
applicable to all women”.
Feminist theory emerged from feminist movements and includes
general theories and theories about the origins of inequality,
and, in some cases, about the social construction of sex and gender,
in a variety of disciplines.
Also included in the new series will be media/film criticism on trans people in media/film, and women in media/film.
(the content of transfeminisms is TransCentric, as well as Femicentric and includes news stories,opinions,and essays on these themes from around the world.
This is a space meant to be akin to the larger cis blogs like Feministe,
Pam’s House Blend and others.
It’s created, operated, owned, and supplied by Trans Feminists.
(the goal of this site is to provide a visibility space for writings on Transfeminism and Feminism)
Feminism’s second-wave and transgender
two posts from Earlbecke’s much-missed Definitions 2.0 blog(Direct links to PDFs:)
Trans Issues Are Women’s Issues (Originally posted on March 7, 2006 by earlbecke)
There is nothing essential about being a woman (Originally posted on February 7, 2007 by earlbecke)