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Pop Goes the Rapper: A Close Reading of Eminem’s Genderphobia

This article argues that controversial hip-hopper Eminem is more properly termed a genderphobe than a homophobe. Eminem consistently uses homophobic language to critique gender behaviour, not sexual orientation. Focusing on genderphobic lyrics more accurately reveals hip-hop culture’s emphasis on gender behaviour rather than the emphasis on sexual object-choice that homophobia implies. The focus on genderphobia…

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Recent Transgender Theory – Book Reviews-

Reviewed Works: FTM: Female-to-Male Transsexuals in Society by Holly Devor; Male Femaling: A Grounded Theory Approach to Cross-Dressing and Sex-Changing by Richard Ekins; Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender by Riki Anne Wilchins; Second Skins: The Body Narratives of Transsexuality by Jay Prosser; GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.…

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Redesigning gender identity services: an opportunity to generate evidence

A recent feature in The BMJ implied that new services are all that’s needed to improve transgender healthcare.1 Providing timely, sensitive services for all, including those who decide to not pursue treatment or detransition, is important.2 But the article did not question the steep rise in referrals of mainly young women or the potential harms…

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Saving space: strategies of space reclamation at early women’s film festivals and queer film festivals today

LGBT/queer film festivals provide counter-public spaces for marginalised subjects to formulate community, negotiate identity and rally under political banners. At the same time, screening work by LGBT* filmmakers interpellates spectators into a common subject position and locates discursively ‘homeless’ subjects in space and time. The creation of queer, urban, community space is particularly vital in…

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Sexual Violence and its Discontents

The stories about how sexual violence comes to be constituted as an object of research offer complex commentaries about the operations of public secrecy in the realm of law, kinship, nation, and the state. Rape emerged as an anthropological object of research when anthropologists compared whole cultures to challenge the universalistic assumptions underlying a natural…

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The Cambridge Companion to Queer Studies (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

This Companion provides a guide to queer inquiry in literary and cultural studies. The essays represent new and emerging areas, including transgender studies, indigenous studies, disability studies, queer of color critique, performance studies, and studies of digital culture. Rather than being organized around a set of literary texts defined by a particular theme, literary movement,…

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The feminist frontier: on trans and feminism

Against a back-drop of ongoing hostility between sections of feminism towards trans communities, and particularly feminist antagonism towards trans women, this paper explores the relationship between feminism and transgender. Through the use of original case study material, gathered by virtual methods, the paper explores events that have occurred since the millennium that are used to…

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The state we’re in: Locations of coercion and resistance in trans policy, part 2

Although there is nothing new about people engaging in gender expressions that exceed or transgress cultural norms, the last 20 years have seen the emergence of a new dialogue in U.S. law and politics, the product of a social movement that is often termed transgender. In the immediate post-Stonewall era, gender nonconformity and homosexual erotic…

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Differences in Experiences of Discrimination in Accessing Social Services Among Transgender/Gender Nonconforming Individuals by (Dis)Ability

Transgender and gender nonconforming (GNC) individuals frequently experience discrimination and potentially a lack of respect from service providers, suggesting they have decreased access to professionals with cultural competency. Similarly, people with disabilities experience higher levels of discrimination in social services than their nondisabled counterparts. From an intersectional perspective, this study examines rates of discrimination in…