Perspective //

Fetishising Trans Bodies

My cheek itches in the heat. Sweat beads minutely form on the dozens of black whiskers grown a little past stubble. But this irritation is minor when set against my distress at being whiskered when I feel my body should be unwhiskered. This is dysphoria: the distress that transgender people experience at being misgendered or…

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Culture //

Offence is no defence

Ada Lee had an emotional Facebook conversation with the self-professed ‘soldiers’ of the Australian Defence League.