It’s time to move the narrative on

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“One last operation and Kellie will finally be the woman she always wanted to be,” said the narrator, dripping with honeyed sympathy. Yep, that’s right. It’s surgery that makes trans people complete, isn’t it? “Kellie Maloney: No Going Back” was full of the clichés of every trans story you’ve ever … Continue reading

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Louis’ transgender kids

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Last night, I watched Louis Theroux’s Transgender Kids with a sense of “here we go again, another exploitative documentary about trans people”. My trepidation was not assuaged by the announcer warning that there would be scenes some viewers might find disturbing. I’m not sure which scenes he was referring to … Continue reading

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Blurred Lines: the New Battle of the Sexes

Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes

Kirsty Wark’s BBC documentary, Blurred Lines: the New Battle of the Sexes, was shocking and provocative but too short. It needed another hour or two to properly do justice to its subject. It needed another hour on whether misogyny really is on the rise or whether it is just more … Continue reading

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The queer history channel

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The GLAAD TV report was published this week and one of its findings interested me. Their network responsibility index shows the History channel failing with 0% of its programming featuring LGBT people, issues, images, impressions or stories. Initially, I thought, fair enough. LGBT history is often hidden history, so it’s … Continue reading

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