The workshop is not a lecture or presentation, rather, it is an open dialogue for people to come share honestly about their experiences and feelings without fear of judgement or backlash and to talk about possible solutions to combatingtransmisogyny in our daily lives. It is open to everyone, all gender identities and sexualities, because we believe that we all have a responsibility to work towards eradicating transmisogyny within queer communities.
Suggested reading — * This is not an endorsement of any specific viewpoint in these articles and blogs– just background info, opinions and experiences from a wide variety of people. * However, we strongly recommend at least reading the 1-page primer, just so we all understand the very basic concepts and language.
BOOK – Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano
PRIMER – one-page description and definition of trans-misogyny by Julia Serano http://www.juliaserano.com/av/TransmisogynyPrimer-Serano.pdf
“Enough With: ‘I Date Women and Trans Men'”
and its follow-up article at
Dean Spade’s “Mutilating Gender”
http://www.makezine.enoughenough.org/mutilate.html Summary and review blog post of Mutilating Gender:
“Transmisogyny is misogyny to all women: an open letter to cis feminists”
Tobi Hill-Meyer’s “What transmisogyny looks like”
Getting with Girls like Us: a radical guide to dating Trans* women for ciswomen