Philosophy

53. Oppositional Sexism, Cissexism, and Transphobia

Reasonable Expectations and Learning Experiences Gender binarism is the view that there are two, mutually exclusive genders: man and woman. This tends to align with there being only two, mutually exclusive sexes: male and female. (I don't buy into the clear sex/gender distinction, so I use male/female/man/woman interchangeably.) Oppositional sexism is the view that the 

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51. Asking the Right People About Climate for Trans* People

If You Want to Know if A Department is Friendly to Trans* Students, Ask Trans* Students A recent thread on the fantastic blog, Feminist Philosophers, asks for people to weigh in about what a prospective trans* PhD student can do about her situation in applying to grad programs, and there are also questions about general 

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38. My Many Forms of Privilege

Do You Know About Yours? Many of us carry around at least some form of privilege. Some have many forms of privilege. Of course, we often didn't ask for this privilege, and we often didn't do anything to gain the privilege, but that doesn't mean we're not responsible for it. Privilege is essentially an unfair 

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37. A Thank You

An All-Too-Rare Email This may surprise you, or maybe it won't, but people rarely reach out to give feedback about this blog. I sometimes hear, eventually, that people really enjoy it, but they never directly tell me that they're enjoying it. I sometimes hear that it's really helping people, but, again, most people aren't going 

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