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Essay Nonfiction Social Sciences

Men in Ewes’ Clothing: The Stealth Politics of the Transgender Movement

By jennie ruby and karla mantilla, 2000

Men in Ewes’ Clothing: The Stealth Politics of the Transgender Movement

Off our backs is a newsjournal by, for, and about women. It was published continuously from 1970 to 2008, making it the longest surviving feminist newspaper in the United States. It is run by a collective where all decisions are made by consensus.

Off Our Backs
Vol. 30, No. 4 (april 2000), pp. 5, 8-9, 12 (4 pages)
Published By: off our backs, inc
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“Backlash is everywhere these days. Its latest manifestation is the transgender movement, which is wreaking havoc among lesbians, liberals and other so-called progressives. It comes right on the heels of (and is no doubt born of) postmodernism. Once again, we’ve been had. This movement presents itself as radical, indeed as the most radical thing going, but it is really an insidious form of paralyzing liberalism which translates into ultra-conservatism in action.”

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