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Apr 9, 2011

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NEW BLOG: http://transfemini 2011/04/09/rethink ing-sexism-how-tra ns-women-challenge -feminismj-serano/ "The world's largest annual women-only event excludes trans women, sparking a debate among feminists about sexism and privilege. " (from August 5, 2008 by Julia Serano) "The grudging admiration felt for the tomboy and the queasiness felt around a sissy boy point to the same thing: the contempt in which women -- or those who play the female role -- are held." In 1991, Nancy Jean Burkholder was expelled from the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival (MWMF), the world's largest annual women-only event, because festival workers suspected that she was a trans woman -- that is, someone who was assigned a male sex at birth but who identifies and lives as female. That incident sparked protests from a burgeoning transgender movement to challenge what eventually came to be known as the festival's "womyn-born-w omyn"-only policy.......  (Apr 9, 2011 | post #58)