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(2014/02/20) If you're talking about genitals then you've missed the point (Trans* Rights)

Edition #801

If you're talking about genitals then you've missed the point

Today I take my second crack at discussing trans* rights. Last time I tried it didn't go over too well so today we find out if I've learned from my mistakes and if others will learn a thing or two about trans* issues.

Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: When Is That Appropriate Conversation, Katie - Radio Dispatch - Air Date 1-9-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Lesson Learned (feat. John Mayer) - Alicia Keys

Ch. 4: Act 2: Katie Couric has her bad questions explained to her - Laverne Cox - Air Date: 1-7-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Discrimination - Ancel

Ch. 6: Act 3: Cultural Consequences Of Trans Population - Trans Advocate - Air Date 2-20-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: I can't - Ben Sollee

Ch. 8: Act 4: Twisted And Unethical Journalism And Resultant Suicide - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date 1-21-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Look again - Jim Ford

Ch. 10: Act 5: The case of CeCe McDonald - Melissa Harris-Perry - Air Date: 1-19-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: ***Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) - Beyoncé

Ch. 12: Act 6: Social Anxiety of Trans Population vs. Military PTSD - Trans Advocate - Air Date 2-20-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: Transgender Dysphoria Blues - Against Me!

Ch. 14: Act 7: Piers Morgan's Uninformed Interview With Janet Mock - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date 2-6-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Strong animals - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin

Ch. 16: Act 8: After 20 Years Prisoner Michelle Kosilek Granted Right To Sex Change - @WEEKinBLACKNESS - Air Date: 1-21-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Slipping away - Donnie Darko

Ch. 18: Act 9: The Jim Collins Foundation - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 20: Act 10: Janet Mock on 'Passing' & Redefining Realness - Janet Mock - Air Date: 1-30-14



Ch. 21: Where the women-problems in the south come from - Wes from Alabama

Ch. 22: Thoughts on the arguments of sovereignty against corporate takeover - Dave from Olympia, WA

Ch. 23: Suggesting "The Authoritarians" book - John In Stamford, CT


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 24: Final comments on making progress addressing trans* rights


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



Jim Collins Foundation


Additional Activism

Free CeCe, a documentary on CeCe McDonald


Sources/further reading:

Savage Lovecast, episode 369 (11/19/13); Dan Savage interviews M. Dru Levasseur, co-founder and vice president of the Jim Collins Foundation

"Professional Organization Statements Supporting Transgender People In Health Care” via Lambda Legal

"Piers Morgan, It Shouldn’t Be So Hard For You To Interview Janet Mock” by Avital Norman Nathman

"Janet Mock: Piers Morgan 'Sensationalized’ Me” by John Becker

"Because of You: My Letter to CeCe McDonald on Her Release


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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