Someone asked for some information I shared a while ago about funding and trans orgs in the UK. I can’t remember the exact tweet I was responding to at the time but it was something along the lines of “UK TERFs have been funded by the American right wing since 2016”. Anyway, my experience with […]
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So, I’ve just had a reply from Twitter through the Better Business Bureau. Here we go… Interestingly, they have changed their story about the multiple accounts. It’s difficult to claim that, isn’t it, once you’ve actually checked which accounts belong to a person and which do not. So, I guess we’ll never know which other […]
Okey dokey, wokey blokey
As I’m on the subject of people tone policing those of us with DSDs, I want to share this. I thought this thread was gone forever but, by magic and perseverance, I’ve managed to retrieve it. This may be big headed but I’m so pleased. It’s one of the things I’m most proud of ever […]
There’s no I in LGBT
I’ve been asked to comment on intersex inclusion in the LGBT+ umbrella, so here goes… I’m going to say off the bat, I don’t really understand it on a personal level. I’m a straight woman who does not have gender identity issues. I’ve struggled with understanding my body in the past and how being unable […]
Why Do Trans Activists Claim to Be Intersex?
This is a question I get asked a lot and, to be honest, it’s one of the hardest to answer. Firstly, being asked to second guess someone else’s motivation is problematic. I can only guess what they’re thinking based on their behaviour, I can’t know. Secondly, I don’t think it has a simple answer, like […]
I thought it might be useful to share some other perspectives from intersex people/people with DSDs, so I’m going to start a collection called DSDvoices. I hope this provides intersex people/people with DSDs with a space in which they can tell their stories and talk about themselves and their conditions without fear of being criticised […]
DSDvoices: On the importance of knowing Women with Turner Syndrome are women
Guest author; @soulfoodie, republished, with kind permission, from her blog. If I was nervous about writing the previous post, I am beyond nervous about writing this one. I have been thinking if I should now for several months. The fact I even have to write it, and the knowledge of some of the reactions I […]
A Tale of Twitter
Please be advised, this blog includes some examples of abusive and graphic content that some people may find distressing. A very dear friend of mine has asked me to write a bit about my time on Twitter and what happened to me on there. I think it’s important that we talk about how Twitter influences […]
Is there such a thing as “intersex genitalia”?
Okay, let’s talk about “intersex genitalia”, or using its proper term, ambiguous genitalia and how sex is determined. First of all, it is not some doctor, rubbing their chin, doing a sharp intake of breath and writing down a question mark, or a “best guess”, with a shrug. This really minimises the experience that parents […]
Do Intersex Men Have Periods?
I’ve been asked to comment on some of the claims made by Jessica Yaniv in their recent British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal hearing (there’s some background to the case here for those not familiar with it), as well as other comments they have made in the past pertaining to being intersex. Let’s get the easy […]