tagged w/ Identity
The purpose of this essay is to focus on terms which differentiate trans and non-trans people. Sadly, the ones in use are often crass and only serve to delegitimize the trans-individual's gender identity. If interested in learning more, please read on!
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m3d26-Whats-in-a-name-the-complexities-of-genderal-terminologyThe purpose of this essay is to focus on terms which differentiate trans and non-trans... more
The DMS handbook, in short, is a publication aimed at delegitimizing all human life-especially amongst the trans-community. To find out more, please read on.
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m3d23-The-DSM-handbook-a-dogmatic-bible-for-paploving-shrinksThe DMS handbook, in short, is a publication aimed at delegitimizing all human... more
Last Saturday's TransFamilies picnic was a huge success. To learn more, please read on!
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m3d22-Fun-at-the-parkLast Saturday's TransFamilies picnic was a huge success. To learn more, please... more
Unfortunately, two trans-women were recently discriminated against at a Safeway store in Sacramento. If wishing to help bring about trans-equality, please read on.
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m3d22-Discrimination-at-SafewayUnfortunately, two trans-women were recently discriminated against at a Safeway store... more
Unfortunately, when in need, trans-people are commonly denied life's basic necessities. Therefore, in an attempt to inform the general public on such hardships, the author has thus provided this article.
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m3d19-Transrealities-when-basic-necessities-are-deniedUnfortunately, when in need, trans-people are commonly denied life's basic... more
Though many people think gender identity and sexual orientation are one in the same, they are indeed polar opposites. To learn more, please read on.
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m3d18-The-difference-between-gender-identity-and-sexual-orientationThough many people think gender identity and sexual orientation are one in the same,... more
Unfortunately, society keeps the trans-population under lock and key with the label of "gender identity dysphoria disorder." In response, the author-a transsexual woman-has written this essay to discredit such lies.
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m3d14-Gender-euphoria-a-celebration-of-the-transselfUnfortunately, society keeps the trans-population under lock and key with the label of... more
In October 2009, Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed two bills that would have ensured Transgender/GLBTQ safety in the state prison system. Thankfully, the LGBT Prisoner Safety Act was reintroduced last January, and here, the author provides the reader with the information to ensure that the incompetent Governor passes it this time!
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m3d11-Transgender-people-Arnold-Schwarzenegger-and-the-prison-systemIn October 2009, Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed two bills that would have ensured... more
When it comes to trans-issues, the discussion of passing and not passing often comes up, as well as the difference in treatment trans-women endure upon assuming their true gender roles. This essay is especially useful for men, who often make the lives of transsexual women a nightmare! Read and please learn.
http://www.examiner.com/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m3d2-To-pass-or-not-to-pass-it-really-should-not-matterWhen it comes to trans-issues, the discussion of passing and not passing often comes... more
In society, transgender/transsexual individuals face much oppression, and sadly, family is often the problem. What this essay attempts to do, is provide support and assistance for transgender/transsexual individuals ready to cut cords with unsupportive family members.
http://www.examiner.com/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m3d1-Cutting-family-cords-when-does-enough-become-enoughIn society, transgender/transsexual individuals face much oppression, and sadly,... more
Here is an essay providing the terminology of the trans-community and the meanings. Since the subgroups are often lumped into the same boat, such articles are imperative as they distinguish the differences between each.
http://www.examiner.com/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m2d23-Terminology-of-the-transcommunity-and-their-meaningsHere is an essay providing the terminology of the trans-community and the meanings.... more
Unfortunately, the transgender/transsexual community is forced out on the streets. Here is an essay for anyone in or around the Sacramento area who is GLBTQ, homeless and HIV-posiive.
http://www.examiner.com/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m2d18-What-to-do-if-your-trans-homeless-and-HIVpositiveUnfortunately, the transgender/transsexual community is forced out on the streets.... more
Before Sacramento became Sacramento, the Nisenan Tribe revered trans-people. Here is an essay on their point of view and their perspective on gender and its fluidity.
http://www.examiner.com/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m2d17-A-Nisenan-perspective-on-genderBefore Sacramento became Sacramento, the Nisenan Tribe revered trans-people. Here is... more
Before Sacramento became Sacramento, the Nisenan Tribe revered and accepted trans-people. Here in an essay on their point of view and their coming of age traditions.
http://www.examiner.com/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m2d16-Coming-of-age-amongst-Sacramentos-NisenanBefore Sacramento became Sacramento, the Nisenan Tribe revered and accepted... more
For all transgender/transsexual people wishing to start hormones minus the hoops the "Gate Keeper" therapists typically require, Dimensions Clinic in San Francisco provides the answer
http://www.examiner.com/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m2d13-An-easy-way-to-begin-hormone-replacement-therapy-HRTFor all transgender/transsexual people wishing to start hormones minus the hoops the... more
Due to the small-minded views most of society holds toward the transgender/transsexual community, many trans-individuals are forced to struggle with suicide and self-harm. Here is an essay providing assistance for all those struggling to stay alive.
http://www.examiner.com/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m2d11-Suicide-and-selfinjury-preventionDue to the small-minded views most of society holds toward the transgender/transsexual... more
Whilst many think transgenderism/transsexuality to be a mere life choice, science proves that it is genetic.
http://www.examiner.com/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m2d8-Born-to-be-transsexualWhilst many think transgenderism/transsexuality to be a mere life choice, science... more
The new rules are part of a federal law called Real ID, which Congress passed in 2005 out of concern that drivers' licenses were too easy to get.
The law is controversial and many states have rejected it as too costly to implement. Florida, where some of the Sept. 11 attackers got drivers' licenses, is among the first states to comply.
To get a state ID or driver's license, even if it is a renewal or replacement, you must come in armed with your original birth certificate or passport, Social Security card and two items mailed to you that contain your address.
If your name has changed because of marriage or divorce, you must provide certified copies proving it.
Those who make it through this document juggernaut become Real ID-compliant and get a tiny gold star on their licenses. At some point, this will be needed to go into a federal building or to board a commercial airliner.
But not as many people are getting the gold star licenses. So far this year, the state has issued licenses to about 260,000 fewer people compared to the same period last year.
People turned away can get frustrated and angry, so angry that Hernando County at one point discussed getting bulletproof glass at offices.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/article1075902.eceThe new rules are part of a federal law called Real ID, which Congress passed in 2005... more
Need another reason to be paranoid about companies and governments watching what you're doing online? A technology researcher has created a web tool that shows just how easy it is to identify you based on nothing more than a click.
Called Panopticlick, the tool comes from Electronic Frontier Foundation staff technologist Peter Eckersley. He wanted to show how easy it would be for a bad person - let's call her Eve - to identify you based entirely on information she gets when you visit her website. No, Eve isn't tricking you into filling out forms with personal information. And she's not shooting evil code into your computer from afar. All she's doing is looking over the data that almost any web host gathers from its visitors, which is to say: What kind of computer you have, what operating system it runs, what kind of browser you are using to surf the web, and what kinds of plugins you have on that browser.
Maybe you didn't know that most sites gather that data. Or maybe you did, but you always thought, "Who cares? That's not personal information." Unfortunately, it is.
When you visit a website, you are allowing that site to access a lot of information about your computer's configuration. Combined, this information can create a kind of fingerprint - a signature that could be used to identify you and your computer.
In another essay, Eckersley explains how many pieces of unique data are required to identify someone - not very many, it turns out. As long as you have many unique properties to your computer configuration, our evil Eve could conceivably track you down without you ever knowing she was even trying to do it.
Want to find out how unique your browser fingerprint is? Eckersley says:
Our new website Panopticlick will anonymously log the configuration and version information from your operating system, your browser, and your plug-ins, and compare it to our database of five million other configurations. Then, it will give you a uniqueness score - letting you see how easily identifiable you might be as you surf the web.
My score didn't make me very happy. Apparently, my configuration is "unique among the 46,293 tested so far." My browser fingerprint "conveys at least 15.5 bits of identifying information." Great.
Luckily, there are solutions that will help protect your privacy, and EFF recommends several.
Please participate in the research by testing your browser on the Panopticlick site!
http://io9.com/5458479/just-by-visiting-this-website-you-reveal-who-you-areNeed another reason to be paranoid about companies and governments watching what... more
Tattoo Jew is a documentary about Jewish people who get tattoos in the context of religious prohibition, family disapproval, the Holocaust as a cultural memory, and the idea that they will not be buried in a Jewish cemetery. Tattoo Jew reads between the lines of what it means to be Jewish. This original project covers new ground and enhances what we know about who we are and how we express our individuality.
Tattoo Jew examines the growing trend of Jewish people with tattoos within the context of religion, culture and history. This is not your parents’ Judaism. Tattoo Jew reveals a new Jewishness, a unique place where traditional Judaism meets tattoo culture. In interviews conducted across the United States, a variety of interesting subjects convey a deep passion, a sense of humor, and a strong connection to Jewish roots.
This documentary looks at a new way in which being Jewish is cool, hip, and relevant. The tattoos not only represent a connection to Jewish culture, they are a stylish and beautiful representation of a growing aesthetic for the expression of Jewishness. Written or drawn permanently on the skin, these tattoos are the intersection of personal adornment, cultural and political expression, and a unique twist on personal identity in our highly individualistic American culture.
Tattoos expressing Jewishness create a clever balance between old and new. The language and icons of Jewish culture are turned on their head while retaining their significance and meaning. Tattoo Jew highlights interesting conversations that chronicle a contemporary dialogue about making sense of religion in a modern world, about battling anti-Semitism, and about remembering the past while looking to a new future.
Tattoo Jew is written, produced, and directed by Andy Abrams; and photographed and co-produced by Justin Dawson.
http://tattoojewmovie.comTattoo Jew is a documentary about Jewish people who get tattoos in the context of... more