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Will “Hen” replace Men? The new gender non-binary.

Will “Hen” replace Men? The new gender non-binary.

In many languages the default gender when describing someone who’s gender is unknown (or refuse to accept) tends to be masculine. Editor Eduarda Alice Santos from Lisbon often gets driven to the point of distraction correcting and explaining the Brazilian media’s use of male pronouns when reporting transgender murders and resulting pejoratives. But this may have […]

Simmons College Trans*Forming the dialogue: What is and what is not OK to ask trans people.

Simmons College Trans*Forming the dialogue: What is and what is not OK to ask trans people.

Planet Transgender was invited by the Simmons college of social work to take part in a Pride Month project “Trans*forming the dialogue”. Why would Simmons college care what people say about us? Simmons became the third woman’s college in the United States to accept transgender students officially in 2014. Although their transgender undergrad policy stated […]