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#291 Why Are Trans Issues Suddenly Everywhere?

August 18, 2019

Over the past couple of years, a few Canadian media outlets and writers have become obsessed with trans people, painting their campaign for human rights as a menace to society. This coverage has hit a peak with the story of Jessica Yaniv, a trans woman who’s taking multiple beauticians to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal after they refused to wax to her genitals. Where did this obsession come from? And why has this particular story taken off?

We Need To Talk About Jessica Yaniv

August 15, 2019

When stories like this break, trans folks aren’t given a seat at the table, but we’re left bearing the responsibility of being spokespeople nonetheless.

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