Thoughtful trans/queer/identity politics blogs
February 19, 2014 9:39 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for thoughtful, thought-provoking blogs (and books, I guess) covering topics like queer theory, trans/gender theory, identity politics, and maybe related activism. Transmasculine/masculine of center/FTM topics especially welcome. Extreme academic jargon is not a turn-off. A few additional notes inside.
posted by dorque to Society & Culture (3 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
- I'm mostly looking for things that cover broader social implications of queer/trans/identity theory, so less "ramifications for me of my individual identity in my individual social circle" and more "ramifications of variant identities in society generally." I'm not explicitly excluding individual narratives, but I'd prefer they be self-aware enough to realize they're individual.
- I'm kind of not looking for things like Original Plumbing. Although there are some gems in there, here is what I'm not into about OP: weird tendency to try to generalize a fundamentally individual experience ("My voice was fine after transition" -> "No one should worry about their voice in transition."); kind of breathless feeling that I'm finding it hard to describe; focus on slice-of-life and newsy stories instead of deeper meditations on identity and politics.
- Things that are likely to make my blood boil (I'm looking at you, Staceyann Chin) are fine as long as they're well-reasoned and not just incendiary.
- I've already read Autostraddle's trans*scribe series.