Penises, Privilege, and Feminist & LGBTQ+ Purity Politics

photo entitled “Woman Squatting Holding Out Her Hands With Assorted Paints” by Alexander Grey, from Pexels

Content Warning: while I will not be describing any actual instances of sexual violence, this issue (and false accusations thereof) will be mentioned throughout this piece.

Back in February, I wrote a patron-requested essay entitled “Why are AMAB trans people denied the closet?” In it, I shared some of my thoughts on why trans female/feminine people are often viewed…



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Julia Serano

writes about gender, sexuality, social justice, & science. author of Whipping Girl, Excluded, 99 Erics, & her latest: SEXED UP! more at