A Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism

We are proud to present a collective statement that is, to our knowledge (and we would love to be wrong about this) the first of its kind.  In this post you’ll find a statement of feminist solidarity with trans* rights, signed by feminists/womanists from all over the world.  It is currently signed by 790 individuals and 60 organizations from 41 countries.

The statement can be found here in English. It is also available in French, Hungarian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian and Serbo-Croatian.

The complete list of individual signatories is available here, or alphabetically or by country. The signatory list of organisations and groups is available here. We would love it if you signed it too. You can either use this form, or email us, or post a comment on this post or on the statement.

Our continued thanks to everyone for your support.

 

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  1. Thank you for the statement and beginning the end of isolation.

  2. Kate

     /  September 16, 2013

    Where do I sign?

  3. Reblogged this on syrens.

  4. patcadigan

     /  September 16, 2013

    How do I sign my name to this?

  5. I salute you all for this. It’s a real antitoxin. Thank you.

  6. Reblogged this on This Time, It's Transpersonal and commented:
    This is a thing of beauty – a true antitoxin.

  7. *applause*
    My feminism will be inclusive comma dammit!

  8. Thank you so much, everybody, for your good wishes! The response has been overwhelmingly positive, we’re glad to say! Anybody who wishes to sign can contact us at feministsfightingtransphobia1@gmail.com–we’d love to hear from you!

  9. Email us at feministsfightingtransphobia1@gmail.com–we’ll be happy to hear from you!

  10. That’s the kindest thing you could have said–it’s exactly what we have been hoping to create with this!

  11. You said “[w]e recognize that transphobic feminists have used violence and threats of violence against trans* people and their partners and we condemn such behavior.”

    Please provide evidence/citations to support this allegation. Thanks.

  12. Co signed – Madeira Darling (professional dominatrix)

  13. Reblogged this on Cait.

  14. firewomon:

    As you are a well-known TERF, it is hard to believe that you are asking in good faith. Violent, eliminationist, and threatening language regarding trans women is easy to find, unfortunately, on radfem websites (and in the canonical works of anti-trans radical feminism), and we won’t be reproducing it here out of respect for the trans women who would have to see it. By outing and doxing trans women and men, TERFs at best show a cavalier disregard for their safety, and at worst are perfectly happy to use violence toward trans people as an implicit threat. In other words, when you out someone and thus substantially raise their risk of being attacked, your hands are not clean. TERFs who out trans people are making use of the larger culture’s transphobic violence, and all TERFS substantially contribute to the general culture of transphobia that encourages and excuses such violence.

  15. @Firewomon, I have been witness to plenty of evidence of this violence. From posting personal details of trans* people, to stealing photos from forums (sometimes password protected spaces which were supposedly safe for the people posting there) to advocating the kind of spaces (such as women shelters rejecting trans*, genderqueer or non binary people) that can (and sadly often do) result in death. All of them (and many more instances that would be too long and unnecessary to list) support the statement that certain kinds of feminisms and feminists have both advocated violence and engaged in violent behavior.

    Also, asking for “evidence” from marginalized groups to prove that their oppression is real is even more violence to add to this shitpile of awfulness. You might not want to admit it but with this very comment, you have made your contribution to it.

  16. firewomon - deleted by moderators

     /  September 17, 2013

    Firewomon, your question has been answered twice. If you are unfamiliar with basic TERF texts and websites, you are welcome to do your own research.

    As noted in the post, this is a place for trans women to find support, not attacks on their experiences of oppression.

    –Moderators

  17. Reblogged this on itisiwhowillit and commented:
    excellent and important statement on trans-inclusive feminism.

  18. Where do I sign?

  19. Reblogged this on Cisnormativity and commented:
    We also support this statement and are passing it along to Cisnormativity readers as a show of our support — in solidarity.

  20. Parris McBride

     /  September 17, 2013

    I am a feminist cis woman of no particular importance, but I would add my name and my support to this statement. As someone who once had Firestone and Piercy virtually memorized while I struggled in pink collar jobs and endured gross harassment in many workplaces I am greatly disheartened that there is so much dissension and anger focused on who is a ‘real’ woman when there are so many issues we all need to stand against, so much work to be done to change the cultures of oppression and hatred. I will strive to be more aware and supportive of Trans and Gender issues and welcome as friends all who want to do nothing more than be accepted as who they truly are and have the same rights and acceptance we cis women and men do in our every day lives.

  21. firewomon:

    Belittling and humiliating people online is physical abuse. Constant mockery of our bodies, ridiculing us in a way that dehumanizes us is physical abuse. Flagging trans women’s OK Cupid profiles as scammers is abuse. Contacting the doctors of a trans woman to try and intervene in her medical care is abuse. Dropping into the #girlslikeus to tell us oh, you are all still men is abuse. This is just a small sample of what comes from your community.

    And the middle finger to the person who coined “Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me”.

    http://thefementalists.com/2013/09/05/anxiety-panic-and-ask-fm-harassment/

  22. Thank you for this. I am no threat to anyone. Fortunately, I have usually been welcomed in women’s spaces.

  23. Thank you.

  24. As the moderator, I need to say a few things, and the first of them are apologies.

    1) I would like to apologize to anybody who saw firewomon’s second comment before it was redacted. Our policy has always been that all comments go into moderation until they are manually approved by one of the moderators. I–and let me make this clear, just me, not any other moderator–either hit the wrong button on the set-up software, or got distracted and thought I had set it up properly when I hadn’t, and so firewomon’s second comment went through immediately. I am so, so sorry to anybody who was hurt.

    2) I allowed firewomon’s first comment through because while I knew she was not asking in good faith, I thought others who were not TERFs might have the same question, so I thought it was worth addressing. I am sorry for that as well, now. I didn’t think far enough ahead to realize that she would see that as an opening.

    3) Thank you to the person(s) who pointed out what I had done wrong. That allowed me to correct what I could and apologize for I couldn’t fix.

    From here on, I’m speaking for the moderators in general.

    Neither of these two things will happen again.

    This blog and its comment sections are not places where trans people–particularly trans women who are so often the particular targets of TERFs’ venom–have to justify their existence, prove their legitimacy, or watch their humanity be put up for debate. There are plenty of places for that. This blog isn’t one of them. This blog is a place where trans people can come to find feminist support and solidarity. If that isn’t a project you want to be part of, you need not comment here. Easy. Personally, as moderator, I don’t want to wade through any whining about “silencing women,” either. Plenty of women are making their voices heard here. I haven’t done the numbers on the latest signatories yet, but I strongly suspect that we’re up around 250 at this point, mostly women.

    So. We’re not here to debate TERFs; we know what they think and we disagree in the strongest possible terms. We’re not here to debate niceties of word-choice. We’re here to show all trans* people that feminism can be a home for them. Period.

  25. Thank you for writing this, I have witnessed the significant effects of trans* exclusion to my trans* women friends for a long time now, and a year ago I decided to act, setting up the facebook page lesbians and feminists against transphobia (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lesbians-and-Feminists-Against-Transphobia/342749112475402) and my own blog (http://feministchallengingtransphobia.wordpress.com/). Since doing this I have benefited in learning about myself and gaining a deeper understanding of gender and feminism. Trans* inclusion isn’t just about the safety of a marginilised group of people, although it definitely is about that, it’s also about not cutting off a huge part of our own story because we don’t want to “go there”. Trans* exclusion impoverishes all of us.

  26. I add my name with deep thanks for this work.
    Julie Gillis

  27. This is so important. Feminism must be inclusive in order to actually work.

  28. For what it’s worth, you can add my name to this brilliant statement. Thank you so much for taking the time to craft this!

  29. This is wonderful! I would love to add my name: Megan Kearns (feminist vegan blogger and writer)

  30. Julia Starkey

     /  September 17, 2013

    Thanks to all of your for writing this statement, putting it up and moderating comments.

    I would like to co-sign this statement. Julia Starkey, librarian and blogger.

  31. I support this without reservation. I thank the creators of this document for providing me with the opportunity to sign it.

    Simon Magid

  32. Elaine Gallagher

     /  September 17, 2013

    Thank you. I’d like to add my name to this: Elaine Gallagher

  33. Please add my signature to the list.

    Dana Lane Taylor (University of Pennsylvania, blogger, activist)

  34. Thank you for this. I would like to add my name to the signatories:

    Creatrix Tiara / Tiara Shafiq, artist & activist, Malaysia / USA

  35. Bettygudrun

     /  September 17, 2013

    Fully support this. I want to be part of a movement that values all women, trans* or otherwise, whatever their age, race, gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity or occupation. Elizabeth Stirling – Scotland.

  36. I’d like to sign.

    Sophia McDougall, novelist.

  37. Please add my name. Lela Gwenn

  38. radi4music

     /  September 17, 2013

    Right on! Duly and proudly signed.

  39. Co-signing

    Jennie Rigg, blogger, activist and politician.

  40. radi4music

     /  September 17, 2013

    Oops, forgot to actually put my name in my signature above.

    – Anu Ramanathan (woman, feminist, atheist, person of color)

  41. co-signing

    Jennie Rigg, blogger, activist & politician

    (sorry if this is a duplicate comment, got weird errors last time)

  42. Thank you. As a son of a transwoman, I support this in full.

    Erik Gern
    Writer, Programmer

  43. Vron

     /  September 17, 2013

    Please add my name, Vron McIntyre, to the signatories. Thank you.

  44. Is a comment here regarded as signing? if so, please include me.
    Constance Wilkins (pen name Sacchi Green) (writer and editor of sf/f and LGBTQ fiction.)

  45. I’d like to sign.
    Andrew Hickey (author, blogger)

  46. Elizabeth

     /  September 17, 2013

    Wonderfully done! I’d like to add my name to this, too.

    Elizabeth Surton, Full-Spectrum Midwife, United States

  47. As a gender-diverse/nonbinary person, I welcome this statement. Transphobia had led to me calling myself “post-feminist” for the last year or so.

  48. Powerful and lucid statement. If feminism does not criticize and disrupt rigid gender identities (and the power structures that produce them), it merely reiterates oppression. This is a marvelous statement in favor of a more inclusive and empowering feminism. My wholehearted support goes to transgender people.

  49. Echoing everyone else, thank you for this. I’m only a small-time blogger, but I’d like to add my name to the list too:

    K. Perfetto (blogger)

  50. I’d love to sign :D Really exciting and important work!

    Rachel Simons – Poet-y/art-y person and third sector worker with vulnerable people.

  51. This is a fantastic statement, here’s hoping that it effects some real change =]

    I’m not sure if I ‘count’ as an activist, just being a tweeter, but I wholeheartedly endorse this and would like my signature to the list, if you feel it’s appropriate.

    Stilli, UK

    (I can email you if you need my real name – I’d rather not have that linked to this account, however.)

  52. Support and cosign. David Chanoch, writer and translator.

  53. I’d like to add my name

    Nick Beard: University of Sussex, activist

  54. I would like my artist name to be included please, Singing Bird Artist, eco and fibre artist, blogger, permaculture activist.
    I would like to add that when I, as a General Committee member, supported the admission of women with a transgendered history to Nottingham Women’s Centre (UK), I suffered a lot of verbal abuse, was shunned and made unwelcome by the transphobic (not all, thankfully) lesbians. A violent lesbian (whose partner I had helped leave to a place of safety) was welcome in the Lesbian Centre; I was not. I was made to feel physically unsafe in my own home, was emergency homeless and re-housed in one of the worst years of my life. I was already agoraphobic, so it was terrifying. The levels of denial were incredible then, in 1996/7; it shocks me that such bigotry is still unchallenged within their circles. A piece written against access for the Centre Newsletter had to be rejected for racism and disablism, and it struck me that publishing it would have been a very powerful statement of how unexamined these women’s politics were.

    There have always been waves of feminism, even before the suffragettes and suffragists, all of them have had to be challenged to be more inclusive. Sojourner Truth in December 1851 called it how she saw it, and had her message of inclusiveness been taken to heart then, womanism would be where we would all take our places.
    We have always needed to move forward together – as a permaculture activist, I feel very strongly that our message must always be clear that it is now humans against inanimate systems…
    Apologies for such a long comment, but it feels important to bear witness to the breadth of prejudice in transphobic circles and how utterly blind they were to their own prejudices, and perhaps finally to say in a public space what I was suffering, while staying firm on the right to access. I am so pleased that there is now an opportunity to be positive!

  55. I would like to add my name to this statement.

    Elizabeth Kate Switaj (writer, scholar, and teacher, College of the Marshall Islands)

  56. Rachael Briggs

     /  September 17, 2013

    Please add my name. I am a philosopher at the Australian National University and Griffith University; I am also a poet on my own time.

  57. Elisa Cook

     /  September 17, 2013

    Hi! Thank you so much for this. I’m bi-gendered and I appreciate the collective struggle.

    Elisa Cook, blogger, United States

  58. Samara

     /  September 17, 2013

    Samara Weiss, playwright

  59. In my spare time I am a teacher of Hebrew Bible and active in queer Jewish organizations. I wholeheartedly support trans* inclusive feminism – actually inclusive feminism period. Actually gender inclusion period. Please add my name.

  60. Aoife Emily Hart

     /  September 17, 2013

    Signed (with gratitude to the foundational authors),
    Aoife Emily Hart, PhD
    University of British Columbia: Comparative literature and gender studies

  61. Noah Meeks

     /  September 17, 2013

    I want to sign! Noah Meeks, trans activist and intern with 7hills Homeless Center

  62. Reposted. Hey I believed in it enough to sign it that means I damned well believe in it enough to spread the message.
    http://womenborntranssexual.com/2013/09/17/a-statement-of-trans-inclusive-feminism-and-womanism/

  63. victoria

     /  September 18, 2013

    Co-signed. Victoria Welle, writer and activist

  64. blackspaceblog

     /  September 18, 2013

    Reblogged this on Black Space.

  65. As a trans woman, where do I sign?
    Speaking from my own experience, being trans is is a medical, bio-chemical situation.
    It has nothing to do with choice or co-opting woman’s space.
    I am female because transitioning has resulted in the legitimate cure of a chronic depression that began at puberty.
    Far too many people don’t do the math.
    If depression is an illness, then for many to us transition is a cure that results in a normal life.
    The anti-trans feminists just don’t get it.

  66. Signed: Katherine “Ren” Chant

  67. sara ritchey

     /  September 18, 2013

    I’m grateful for this statement, and will certainly incorporate it into my classroom. Signed, Sara Ritchey, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

  68. Signed. I identify as genderqueer myself (on the trans*masculine spectrum), and I’m utterly grossed out by people questioning whether someone is woman enough to be fought for by feminists. That goes for bodies AND gender identity. Sexism already has us destroying ourselves and each other in the vain pursuit of caricatures of gender perfection. We shouldn’t be doing that ourselves.

    -Shawna Walls
    Author, blogger, general loudmouth

  69. I’d like to cosign as well.

    Catharine Wethered

  70. Signed, Vered Brandman
    I’ll be sharing this, in particular with people from my college–I wish this sentiment were an assumed part of feminism!

  71. Brandi Rae Kaup

     /  September 18, 2013

    I’m in. Cis-female here, and I don’t care what bits you have/had/lack or what gender you were assigned at birth. If you ID as a woman, you’re a woman. Simple. <3

  72. Clare G. Holzman

     /  September 18, 2013

    Sign me up.

  73. Right on. Savannah Dooley (writer)

  74. Christine

     /  September 18, 2013

    Hi, would just like to sign. Thank you :o)

  75. Adding my name: Jean Marie Ward (writer)

  76. THIS IS AWESOME :)

    Please include my signature:

    Jenn Halligan (activist)

  77. Geoffrey H. Goodwin

  78. Elizabeth Lynn

     /  September 18, 2013

    Signed.

    Elizabeth A Lynn

  79. Nancy Hightower

     /  September 18, 2013

    I’ll sign. (writer, art critic, academic).

  80. Lura Groen

     /  September 18, 2013

    Add me to the signatures!

    Rev Lura Groen. (Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)

  81. Thank you for this.

  82. Signed.

    Jed Hartman (editor, writer)

  83. Deborah Bell

     /  September 18, 2013

    Add my name. Deborah Moncrief Bell

  84. Clifton Royston

     /  September 18, 2013

    I wholeheartedly support this statement, and am grateful for the opportunity to stand in support of trans* people and inclusiveness in every form.
    Clifton Royston, Software developer and feminist

  85. Deborah Bell

     /  September 18, 2013

    IMO, if someone is anti-trans they are not a feminist. We are people all on this planet and whatever path one is on, it does nothing useful to block another’s way.

  86. I already sent in my name, but since it hasn’t appeared, here it is: Wendy Lyon, Feminist Ire blog

  87. Sean Mary Ann Saunders

     /  September 18, 2013

    I add my signature to this important statement, honoured and grateful to be able to do so. Thank you.

    Sean Mary Ann Saunders
    A genderqueer university instructor who teaches first-year students trans studies (cunningly disguised as an introductory course in academic writing).

  88. Thank you for this letter. I am tired of living in fear and seeing my sisters suffering in silence. The time has come for us to stand our ground and I am hopeful that this letter finds the right people.

  89. Also please add my name to this.

    Signed Elise Kis (Social Work Student – University of Regina)

  90. dragonflies88

     /  September 18, 2013

    Signed, with particular love and pride for the trans* folks in my life.

    Leah Wiener,
    Canada

  91. dragonflies88

     /  September 18, 2013

    Signed,
    Leah Wiener, Canada.

  92. Thank you for making this positive gesture amonst so much negativity. Please add my name as a signatory – Dr Paul Woodland, Artist & Teacher

  93. Sharon Dennett

     /  September 18, 2013

    Please add me to this sentiment,
    I’m not a blogger or a writer, I’m just a random cis lass.
    Sharon Dennett.

  94. Signed, Jenny Krase, Aberdeen

  95. Ruby W

     /  September 18, 2013

    I just wanted to say that I find all of this very touching.

    I transitioned a number of years ago and used to be heavily into activism and education. I vividly remember being protested and screamed at while on a stage by gender studies *faculty* at a major university.

    The existance of TERFs is not just academic and they are not confined to corners of the net. I gave up on big-F Feminism then, 15+ years ago, because I was tired of tilting at windmills – it was too damaging and hurt too much to have to justify myself everywhere I went. I did what I did in my transition for *myself*, to solve a personal crisis, not as a political statement.

    I find the support here immensely heartening and evidence that maybe things have finally shifted enough for me to feel that there is a home for me in feminism again. I feel cautious – once burned, twice shy, but hopeful.

    Thank you all.

  96. Miss Alice Gray

     /  September 18, 2013

    I would love to add my name to this: Alice Gray (a sex positive human who does not believe genitalia or biology gives you the right to act superior to others, or to bully and harass them)

  97. Thank you for this.

    Signed,
    Alex Hanna (Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  98. Reblogged this on University of Broken Glass and commented:
    An important issue that I support, obviously, considering the damage that is often done…

  99. I’d like to add my name to this statement.
    Tamsin Bertaud-Gandar, New Zealand

  100. Shell

     /  September 18, 2013

    Please add my name: Michelle Dunbar

    No platform / power – just another cis woman.

  101. Alexandra Wilde

     /  September 18, 2013

    Signed,

    Alexandra Wilde; Athlete and Artist

  102. shanna compton

     /  September 18, 2013

    Shanna Compton (Poet, Bloof Books)

  103. Thank you very much for making this statement. Please add my name to the list of signatories:

    Jonathan Tait (blogger; Nottingham, UK)

    PS I’ve posted about this on my blog too:
    http://malefemme.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/trans-inclusive-feminism.html

  104. Reblogged this on Unique like me and commented:
    The beginning of the end of isolation

  105. Cael Keegan

     /  September 18, 2013

    Cael Keegan, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  106. Monika Eggers

     /  September 18, 2013

    Signed.
    Trans people have always stood by me and I will always stand by trans people.
    Monika Eggers, Germany.

  107. Yes to everything about this statement. This is important.

  108. Steve

     /  September 18, 2013

    HIV+ activist and occasional columnist and writer, speaking from a BDSM perspective. No-one has the right to define me, which means I have no right to define anyone else. Proud to stand in support of my trans* brothers and sisters.

  109. Timid Atheist

     /  September 18, 2013

    Co-signed Timid Atheist – Allison Grant (blogger, cis woman, atheist, activist)

  110. Timid Atheist

     /  September 18, 2013

    Reblogged this on Timid Atheist Rambles and commented:
    I support this statement and pledge to be trans-inclusive with my feminism.

  111. lizridgway:

    This comment brought me to tears and they won’t stop. Thank you.

    “The beginning of the end of isolation”

  112. I fully support this statement of trans inclusive feminism. Please add my name to the list.

    Kathryn Allan, PhD (Independent Scholar)

  113. Signed.

    Lisa M. Bradley (writer)

  114. Signed. I’m a cis man aspiring to be an ally. I support trans-inclusive feminism.

  115. Claire Eddy

     /  September 18, 2013

    Sign me up. I have been boggled (and saddened) by the violence directed at trans and genderqueer folks for years by those who should be their champions.

  116. Signed,
    Abby Gale (reader)

  117. Co-signed

    Thank you for this powerful statement,

  118. Signed,
    Feminista Jones (Sex-Positive blogger/columnist and Black Feminist)

    Reblogged on my blog http://feministajones.com/blog/in-support-of-trans-inclusive-feminism-and-womanism/

  119. Ellen Datlow

     /  September 18, 2013

    Please sign me up.
    Ellen Datlow

  120. jennbrissett

     /  September 18, 2013

    I used the comment page to send my signature. This is just a reminder to please add my name to this. Jennifer Marie Brissett (author). Thx!

  121. Please add my signature.

  122. This is excellent. Count me in!

  123. thank you for doing this.

    would u please add me to the list as well?

    kim riedi, switzerland

  124. Thank you all *so much*…you are a blessing!!

    As a woman of transsexual experience, I have been uplifted and encouraged by this group, and it has strengthened and inspired me to gently and winsomely stand for other women and oppressed people, as well as externally validating my own legitimacy as a woman.

    Blessings & Joy with Gratitude!!

    Renée

  125. Amy Cote

     /  September 18, 2013

    Signed:
    Amy Cote, University of Alberta

  126. Please add my signature. Thank you. I’ve just learned in the recent past about “TERFS”. It’s very sad this group exists. It seems like every group there is has people pushing unfair blanket statements, stereotypes, etc., about it. I’m an activist for the surviving family members and friends of murder victims (especially those who are “interfamily”-who have had a family member and/or friend murdered by another family member and/or friend) and for women who purposely don’t charge for sex (I call us “sex angels”, “wild women”, etc.) and care about the sexual needs of the poor. Signed-Laura Holloway-Ross

  127. Co-signed. Vehemently.

    Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little

  128. I fully support this, signed. Alison Gorka, feminist.

  129. Paul García Vicente (Sevilla, Spain)

  130. Oh, dmn, I meant:
    Paula García Vicente (Sevilla, Spain)

  131. Thank you so much. I have learned, and keep learning, a LOT from my trans* colleagues in social justice activism, and I look forward to learning more and helping to amplify trans* voices so that we can build a more peaceful and accepting world. I owe it to the trans* activists who have already done so much to bring equality and equity to the world for all of us.

  132. So sorry, moderators–I accidentally posted without the most important part of my comment!

    Signed, Nivair H. Gabriel, writer.

  133. absolutely co-signed proudly and heartily,
    rebecca hammond

  134. Lex Avis

     /  September 18, 2013

    Signed,
    Alexandra Avis (teacher/LGBTQ+ activist)

  135. Please add my name, Kate Pennington, Artist and Author
    “So Say We All”

  136. Please add my name to this statement: Kate Pennington, artist and writer

  137. “Guerrilla Feminism” wants to be added to this list as well.

    https://www.facebook.com/guerrillafeminism/posts/301607786647851

    They are an amazing feminist group who are trans-inclusive.

  138. All in

     /  September 18, 2013

    Another vehement co-signer.

    Deanna Drschiwiski, Canada

  139. A most sincere thank you. This outpouring of support for the trans community brought tears to my eyes. We don’t see that often enough.

  140. Denise Rose

     /  September 18, 2013

    I am 61 years old. I identify as a feminist. In my young years, I looked at my cervix, joined a women’s consciousness raising group, and participated in Chicago Women Against Rape as a public speaker. I fell in love with the work of singer and activist Holly Near. Throughout my life I have made a conscious effort to educate myself and others about the myriad of feminist issues that need resolution. I However, I did not stop there. I have educated myself and others about racial inequality and all the public policies needed to resolve centuries of racial injustice. And I have educated myself and others about LGBT discrimination and actively work to advocate for LGBT human rights and fairness. Some of my work is through PFLAG. All in all, I am a social justice advocate. Therefore, I am distressed to learn there are women who identify themselves as feminist and simultaneously want to deny transwomen participation in feminist space and advocacy. We need to be inclusive toward willing hearts and minds. There is still so much work to do.

  141. Laura

     /  September 18, 2013

    Thanks so much for this statement. Signed here, Laura Breitenbeck.

  142. Add my name to this fine statement.

    — Marina Brown

  143. Ganna Grytsenko

     /  September 18, 2013

    Please add my signature to this statement: Ganna Grytsenko, feminist, activist and sociologist, Kyiv, Ukraine

  144. Please add my name to this statement: Anything that helps increase the message that trans* women are welcome, appreciated and loved is worth doing.
    Cassie Goodwin (The Reluctant Femme, blogger)

  145. Sherlina Nageer

     /  September 18, 2013

    In Support- Sherlina Nageer- Guyana. Co-founder of GYSistafriends- a trans-inclusinve LBT Support Network.

  146. Sally Dellow

     /  September 18, 2013

    Thank you for this, it is most welcome.

    Please add my name: Sally Dellow, Scientist and Activist, New Zealand

  147. Please add my signature to the list: Alyc Helms, activist and writer.

  148. Signed.

    Grace Annam, police officer and blogger

  149. I have added my name as a signatory:
    http://annajcook.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-statement-on-trans-inclusive.html

    Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook (librarian, historian, writer)
    the feminist librarian
    http://www.annajcook.com
    feministlibrarian [at] gmail [dot] dom
    Allston, Massachusetts
    USA

  150. YES!!!! Thank you so much. I proudly add my signature to this statement.

    Julie Hekate (sex educator, intimacy coach, pleasure activist)

  151. Athena

     /  September 19, 2013

    I’d like to sign.

    Athena Mason, United States

  152. Heather Horizon Greene (social worker, healer, activist)

  153. Thank you so much for writing this statement and providing the opportunity for those of us committed to trans*- and genderqueer-inclusive feminisms.

    Jessica Morris (queer feminist activist)

  154. Thank you for this powerful statement, and for moderating comments. Please add my name: Caroline McNabb (folklorist and archivist)

  155. Tiffany Christian

     /  September 19, 2013

    I’d love to add my signature to this.

    Tiffany A. Christian (writer, vocalist, filmmaker, educator)

  156. Dawn Wright

     /  September 19, 2013

    I support this statement.

  157. You have my support.

  158. I don’t meet any of the criteria for signing, unfortunately, but I just wanted to add my support.

  159. LManley

     /  September 19, 2013

    Amazing! Please add my signature: Lauren Manley

  160. Alexandria Tasker

     /  September 19, 2013

    Please add me to the list.
    Alexandria Tasker
    Founder: United International Transgender Community.

  161. Thank you for this statement, please add my signature to the list
    http://caroluren.blogspot.co.uk

  162. Absolutely! I sign this, and I thank you.
    Anne Brannen. Associate Professor, Duquesne University. Reclaiming/Feri Priestess. Blogger. Writer.

  163. Hi! Please can you add support from LaDIYfest Sheffield under the groups? Thanks.

  164. Please add my name! Michelle Tarnopolsky, blogger. (I also blogged about this here: http://www.mapleleafmamma.com/2013/09/my-feminist-parenting-is-trans-inclusive/.)

  165. Support 110%. Please add my name– Sanaz Raji, independent scholar

  166. Reblogged this on Binders Full of Women's Poems and commented:
    An important statement on trans-inclusive feminism and womanism, which we’re glad to support.

  167. Devina Lister (researcher, feminist)

     /  September 19, 2013

    Great work feministsfightingtransphobia. I will certainly sign.

  168. anywavewilldo

     /  September 19, 2013

    Signed with love and solidarity. The theoretical parts of the statement do not always match my understanding of sex/gender but I think it is important that feminists from any wave acknowledge our common commitment to trans inclusion in all areas of life, and particularly in our feminist praxis.

  169. Lending my support and name.

    Andrea Cole, blogger at Inspiration Strikes. In The Kneecaps.

  170. Very cool and heart warming. TERF be damned.

  171. andilit

     /  September 19, 2013

    Please add my name – Andi Cumbo (Writer)

  172. tldegray

     /  September 19, 2013

    Signed
    Tamara L. DeGray, activist

  173. This is so important. Co-signed in full.

    Elizabeth Porter Birdsall, writer and blogger

  174. I would like to sign: Juliet Jacques, writer.

  175. Please can you add my support as an individual? I am also in various groups that I know will support the principle completely and wholeheartedly but I’d need to consult them first :-)

  176. Fantastic! Signing with full support – Aoife McKenna (sociology of gender & sexuality research. Activist)

  177. Jenny Egan (lawyer, writer), in principle

  178. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Read; spread awareness.

  179. In utter support. Please add my name:

    Jenn Grunigen (musician and writer)

  180. Thank you for generating such an important statement!
    Please add my name: Cori Wong (philosophical counselor, blogger, vlogger)

  181. Rene Mai

     /  September 19, 2013

    Signing with full support.

    Rene Mai

  182. Please add my name: Laura Holloway-Ross, websites: http://murdervictims.proboards.com/ and https://twitter.com/SexAngelsUnited -I’m an activist and my main cause is giving support/information to the surviving family/friends of murder victims. Thank you.

  183. This is a beautiful and sadly necessary statement. I sign it with my full support:

    Amanda Stock (graduate student)

  184. James Morton

     /  September 19, 2013

    Signing in support:

    James Morton (activist, Scotland)

  185. Supported by the Scottish Transgender Alliance

  186. Gender Justice (St. Paul MN) has signed on as an organization, and I have signed on as an individual. Thank you!

  187. Julia Campbell

     /  September 19, 2013

    Please add my name to this! Julia Campbell (Film and Theatre maker, activist) , Aotearoa/ New Zealand

  188. Jessica

     /  September 19, 2013

    Firewoman is invited to explore the sordid history of Vancouver Rape Relief’s persecution of Kimberly Nixon, whom they forced into an incredibly wasteful series of Court Cases. She is also invited to contemplate the years of abuse Julie Bindel has heaped upon trans women from her unassailable pulpit at the Guardian newspaper in the UK. But she very likely knows all about these any many more such cases, and in fact celebrates them.

    I find it incomprehensible how TERFs can manage to reconcile their beliefs with the fundamental tenet of Feminism which is that peoples’ bodies do not define them. If their bodies do not define them, then how dare they attempt to use my body to define me? Double standard much?

  189. Alison Brown

     /  September 19, 2013

    In support,
    Alison Brown, Vancouver Canada

  190. Kelly Healy

     /  September 19, 2013

    As a genderqueer person who was snapped at that feminism has no place for people like me (and I’m FAAB and present as female), I thank you. I’d like to add my name.

  191. Molly

     /  September 19, 2013

    Co-sign. Thanks for this.

  192. Ally S

     /  September 19, 2013

    I support this statement. I’m so glad to see that 500+ feminists and womanists have signed it. Slowly but surely TERFs are losing their prominence and influence.

    – Aaliyah Syed

  193. I support this! *signs*

  194. Katy W

     /  September 19, 2013

    I would like to add my voice too.

    Katy West, Bogotá, Colombia

  195. Tracy Smith

     /  September 19, 2013

    Definitely. Feminism and womanism need to leave transphobia in the dust.

  196. Alexia Ptito

     /  September 20, 2013

    Please add my name to this. Thank you!

  197. Alice Bertrand

     /  September 20, 2013

    I support this – Alice Bertrand (mixed-media artist, music consultant, performer, …)

  198. Swati

     /  September 20, 2013

    I support this.

    Much love from India.

  199. Reblogged this on Feminist Ire and commented:
    If you haven’t added your name to this, please do. It’s incredibly important.

  200. Signing on behalf of myself, Kitty Stryker (writer, activist, queer porn performer) and also on behalf of Consent Culture. My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.

  201. xxxild

     /  September 20, 2013

    Thank you for taking this position, and asking feminists to sign.

  202. Adding my name, Tessa Moll, Copenhagen, Denmark

  203. Elizabeth R. McClellan

     /  September 20, 2013

    I emailed my signature, but don’t see it on the most recent list of signatories, so here it is again: Elizabeth R. McClellan, writer, poet and lawyer.

  204. Signing in hopes that no one else will have to feel like a “bad feminist” for questioning hir own gender.

  205. Katherine Olson

     /  September 20, 2013

    I support this statement.

  206. Rachel Kaub

     /  September 20, 2013

    You can add my name to the list too. A bigot is a bigot, no matter how small.

  207. Mary Macfarlane

     /  September 20, 2013

    Me too!

  208. Tonya Wershow

     /  September 20, 2013

    Please add my name to this statement, I’m not a huge presence, or even great activist, but I know when something is right.

    Tonya Wershow, Eagan, MN

  209. Lex Larson

     /  September 20, 2013

    Please also add me to the list of signatories: Lex Larson

  210. John K. Holmes

     /  September 20, 2013

    I support this whole heartedly.
    I have been with Trans friends of both genders and witnessed first hand exactly what you are talking about here.
    From a CIS male who is doing what he can to advance inclusive Feminism.
    I am resharing this on my G+ stream.
    Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. :-D
    Sincerely,
    John k. Holmes

  211. This is awesome. I’d like to sign as an individual.

  212. Thank you for this. Adding my name.
    Dana Baird (author and artist)

  213. I would like to sign as well.

    David J. Schwartz, author

  214. Please add my name: Lachrista Greco, Writer & Founder of Guerrilla Feminism

  215. This is wonderful and I hope it is embraced by many, many more feminists.
    My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.

  216. Brooke Gessner

     /  September 21, 2013

    Signed.

    Brooke Gessner (graduate student)

  217. Signed, Eva Dickerson.

  218. Paula D. Ashe

     /  September 21, 2013

    Thank you all so very much for this. My feminism is inclusive and intersectional or it ain’t feminism at all. Signed. Paula D. Ashe, writer, educator, scholar, activist, USA.

  219. Please add me to the list of signatories: Kath Read, Fat Activist and blogger at Fat Heffalump.

  220. Queer+ Friends of Chelsea Manning would love to be added as a group on your list of signatories. This is an excellent statement and fantastic to see it getting so much support.

  221. I would like to add my name too. We are as we are, created and loved in all our unique beauty by God who loves us unconditionally. I know as a Christian feminist that that is probably not how most people experience either Christianity or feminism but it should be. It is good and brave to stand up and make this statement and I applaud it and those who produced it and all who support it.

  222. Tony Akerman

     /  September 21, 2013

    I am in full support of this statement.
    Tony Akerman

  223. benazeman

     /  September 21, 2013

    You betcha.

  224. Very well put, co-signing
    Ricky Leach (artist, London)

  225. Signed in solidarity, Lauren Smith (blogger, academic, teacher)

  226. I fully support this statement.
    Rebecca Baker (disability, women’s, and trans* rights activist.)

  227. Kaite Welsh

     /  September 21, 2013

    Co-signed!

  228. Jessica Brigham

     /  September 21, 2013

    I support this statement wholeheartedly.

    Jessica Brigham

  229. Amanda Peterson

     /  September 21, 2013

    I definitely support this, I would love to sign -Amanda Peterson (teacher, activist, United States)

  230. Elizabeth Lane

     /  September 21, 2013

    Signed, Elizabeth Lane, Louisiana, US (bigendered antiracist feminist)

  231. Yes!

    Terri Stewart, pastor, blogger, activist, self identified womanist, mom of TransSon

  232. Signed

    Samantha Orr, feminist

  233. Jessi James

     /  September 21, 2013

    Total support!! Intersectionality is a must!

  234. Cosigned.

    Michelle Allison, blogger and nutritionist

  235. Signed, Claire Askew

    Poet, educator, intersectional feminist

  236. I sign this. Will also be sending to Black Feminists (UK) to ask if they would like to sign as a group.

    Tara B, black femme queer fat feminist, cisgendered

  237. Daniel Cappy

     /  September 22, 2013

    Signed, Daniel Cappy. Apprentice Systems Analyst.

  238. Ian S Carr

     /  September 22, 2013

    Signed, Ian S Carr
    Father, student. University of Illinois – Springfield.

  239. I’ll try this again, since I forgot to say who I was last time.
    Tamsin Bertaud-Gandar, blogger, New Zealand

  240. Jaydeyn Thomas

     /  September 22, 2013

    Well put.

    Signed,
    Jaydeyn Thomas, PhD Candidate, Australia.

  241. Maryann Cinelli

     /  September 22, 2013

    Cosigned.

    Maryann Cinelli, feminist

  242. Jacquelyn Joan Imperato
    (P.S. really excited to see Catherynne M. Valente’s name right next to Jessica Valenti’s! Love them!)

  243. Long, long overdue; thanks for putting this together! I do hope it continues to grow.
    Leah Taylor

  244. Wonderful statement. Signed, Glosswitch / VJD Smith (blogger)

  245. I would like to sign as well: Stephanie Phillips (journalist and blogger).

  246. My cis feminist signature is fully yours.

  247. Jay B.

     /  September 22, 2013

    Wonderful! I would like to sign as well.

    Jay Botsford (activist, educator)

    Thank you.

  248. Adunni Adams

     /  September 22, 2013

    Thank you for making this statement. I am signing as an individual and as an individual member Black Feminists Birmingham and an individual member of Black Femiminists.

  249. I am a member of a church whose LGBTQ group is about equally L, G and T and is run by ourselves. Our minister is a strongly feminist cis-woman who has been very supportive to me personally and to the other T members. (That’s MtF and FtM.) There are such groups and I give thanks for them. Thank you also for this work. We are raising awareness but there is still a long way to go.

  250. Marie Phillips

     /  September 22, 2013

    Signed,

    Marie Phillips, writer

  251. Sign me up… Daisy Deadhead. I am a blogger, activist and talk radio host on WOLI radio (AM and FM) here in South Carolina.

    Good luck, yall… its getting ugly out there. The good news about South Carolina being “backward” is that even here in the fundamentalist upstate, more trans folks are now coming out and there also seems to be more acceptance. This nasty backlash won’t fully “reach” us for some time yet… and many of us will be ready for it in advance.

  252. Signed, Jennifer Marie Marcus,Esq.
    Member of the ACLU & Lambda Legal ,human, civil rights and social justice poltical activist.

  253. I very much support this statement, and have been trying to promote it on Twitter, and elsewhere, as much as possible. I’ve thought of myself as a feminist since my mother started subscribing to Ms. Magazine when it first came out, when I was in my early teens, and I know that this is the kind of feminism that she would have supported too.

    Donna M. Levinsohn (attorney and activist, New York City)

  254. Please add my name.

    Mike Conley
    Software Engineer, Oxford, UK

  255. Frann Michel

     /  September 22, 2013

    Thanks for this, and sign me on.
    Frann Michel (Willamette University)

    [but as Wendy Chapkis notes, it's not a choice between people and theory--"feminist theories that fail to recognize the lived experiences and revolutionary potential of gender diversity are willfully inadequate.”]

  256. Trying again– Savannah Dooley, writer

  257. Count me in. Nightsky, engineer, blogger, feminist.

  258. Corinne Kunberger-Striepe

     /  September 22, 2013

    I’d like to sign. Corinne Kunberger-Striepe, clinical health psychology graduate student.

  259. Excellent! Thank you!

  260. Wonderful statement of inclusivity and solidarity. I co-sign (Claire Jones, Occupational Therapist)

  261. Emma Frankel-Thorin

     /  September 23, 2013

    I would like to sign this please. Emma Frankel-Thorin. Individual, small time blogger & activist.

  262. Reblogged this on Disabled Feminism: Intersectional or Bust and commented:
    I’m re blogging the Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism, which I have also signed.

    It’s about time we got on with co-creating feminisms that welcome and support our trans* sisters, recognising the oppression of all women, and the additional oppression that trans* people face over cis-gendered people.

  263. I’d like to sign.

    Camilla Rockwood (editor + writer)

  264. izzykamikaze

     /  September 23, 2013

    Thank you for this statement. Please sign me up. Izzy Kamikaze (Queer activist, Ireland)

  265. izzykamikaze

     /  September 23, 2013

    Hmmmm. Something went wrong, so I’m trying again…Sign me up, please! Izzy Kamikaze (Queer activist, Ireland)

  266. Sarah Moon

     /  September 23, 2013

    I’d like to sign– Sarah Moon (writer)

  267. Signed,
    Cindi Knox, MDiv
    United Church of Christ Minister
    Blogger

  268. rabaukin

     /  September 23, 2013

    This is very important, thank you! Transphobia and feminism are mutually exclusive, in my opinion.

  269. pjvj

     /  September 23, 2013

    I sign this.

    Pamela V Jones (Boneweaver). Priestess of the Reclaiming/Feri tradition; blogger; cis-gendered believer in equality for *all*.

  270. I’d like to sign, please–kept meaning to do this then losing the link.

    Paige Kimble (feminist, acafan, blogger)

  271. Co-sign all of this.

  272. I’d like to sign!

    Jo T (pro-choice activist, London, UK)

  273. Raelene Foisy

     /  September 23, 2013

    Please include me as a signatory!
    – feminist medical student, Canada

  274. Karen McCallum

     /  September 23, 2013

    Please add my signature:
    Karen E. McCallum (MPhil/PhD Candidate School of Advanced Study, University of London)

  275. Zediah

     /  September 23, 2013

    Thank you so much for this. I’ve taken a lot of crap for being a genderqueer feminist and it’s nice to know that everyone isn’t opposed to that. I also worry a lot about one of my best friends because she is a trans*woman and I know that if something happens to her she can’t always get help because of that. It isn’t right.

  276. Reblogged this on Diana Brydon.

  277. Absolutely in solidarity! Ashwini Tambe, Feminist Studies.

  278. Please add my signature.

  279. Cassandra/Eredien

     /  September 23, 2013

    This is the most inclusive statement I’ve seen in a while. Proud to sign my name.
    Cassandra Philliips-Sears (writer, genderqueer)

  280. Alisa Rosenthal

     /  September 23, 2013

    Add me, please. Alisa Rosenthal (Gustavus Adolphus College)

  281. Michaela Moura-Kocoglu

     /  September 24, 2013

    Thank you for this! Signed
    Michaela Moura-Kocoglu (Florida International University, Miami)

  282. Count me in. It’s a worthy thing you are doing.

    Robin Hill
    (Mostly harmless blogger)

  283. Signing in solidarity.
    Adrienne L. Travis

  284. Reblogged this on sisters of resistance and commented:
    We are proud to present a collective statement that is, to our knowledge (and we would love to be wrong about this) the first of its kind. In this post you’ll find a statement of feminist solidarity with trans* rights, signed by nearly 100 feminists/womanists from at least eleven different countries [it's now 664 individuals and 46 organizations -- a total of 710! -- from at least 30 countries] who wish to affirm that feminism/womanism can and should be a home for trans* people as well as cis. It has been signed by activists, bloggers, academics, and artists. What we all have in common is the conviction that feminism should welcome trans* people, and that trans* people are essential to feminism’s mission to advocate for women and other people oppressed, exploited, and otherwise marginalized by patriarchal and misogynistic systems and people.

  285. Hi, I run a blog called Transfeminism here in my country. Can I translate this text and republish it?
    Thanks!

  286. Gerard Waguespack

     /  September 24, 2013

    I am honored to sign.
    Gerard Waguespack (engineer, human)

  287. Julia Kilgour

     /  September 24, 2013

    Please sign me on to this vital and imperative message.

    Julia Kilgour (graduate student, University of Guelph)

  288. Yes, you may, and thank you — may we ask what country?

  289. Ruby

     /  September 24, 2013

    yes! and thank you. It’s been a long time coming.

  290. Brazil.

  291. I put in a request via the contact page…want to be sure that I and Secular Woman are included as supporting this statement.

  292. Wonderful, plainly read words. Problem is few of the ones we want to think about and act, do not want to hear words other then their own. :( I don’t have all the fame of others, but as an MtF trans i would.

  293. Matthew Corbally

     /  September 24, 2013

    This is brilliant! I’d like to add my name as well if possible!
    Matthew Corbally (activist and student at Trinity College Dublin)

  294. I’d like to sign on!

    Gaayathri, Feminist blogger and activist

  295. Koala

     /  September 25, 2013

    With my bad english and the help of google translate (“booo, shame on me”) i understand enough of this text for seeing that i want sign.
    I’m Cassandra Cochin, aka Koala ([at]koala_puke on twitter), transfeminist, blogger, unemployed, french and tired because transphobic feminists

  296. Vicki

     /  September 26, 2013

    Signed,

    Vicki Rosenzweig, Bellevue, WA, USA

  297. Rianna Parker

     /  September 26, 2013

    Hi, I would like to sign also.

    Rianna Parker, London (Student)

  298. Lauren Rivera

     /  September 26, 2013

    Signed,
    Lauren Rivera, Kissimmee, Fl, USA

  299. Anna Karlsson

     /  September 26, 2013

    I would like to sign also
    Anna Karlsson (teacher of art, animation & film, comics, Sweden)

  300. I’d like to sign, please!

    Tilly Grove (blogger and activist)

  301. Reblogged this on That Pesky Feminist. and commented:
    This is so important, and I’m proud to sign. If you haven’t already, definitely check it out.

  302. Add me to this list!

    -Amanda Schaefer (university student, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa; blogger)

  303. josiej

     /  September 30, 2013

    please add my name. i support this wholeheartedly.

    Josie Moore (student, MA(Hons) Philosophy, University of Dundee)

  304. Please add my signature:
    Oliver Chalom (Dreamer, queer, Brazil)

  305. Right On! :) I wholeheartedly agree!

  306. I’d like to sign please. Alice Slater (writer).

  307. Include my signature, please:
    Lee G. (Educator, Author, Blogger, Queer, from Brazil)

  308. Add me too. (Cassy G., Missouri, human resources)

  309. Tim Reid

     /  September 30, 2013

    I’ll happily sign this statement.

  310. Ve Máximo

     /  September 30, 2013

    Hello. Thanks a lot for this (really).

    Signing: Ve Máximo, (writer and transfeminist activist), Brazil

  311. please add my signature:
    Harumi (Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil)

  312. Jaccorbeau Mariamman Terrone

     /  September 30, 2013

    Please add my name as an enthusiastic supporter of and signatory to this wonderfully-crafted statement. — Jaccorbeau Mariamman Terrone (author, editor, artist and non-binary genderqueer)

  313. Jaccorbeau Mariamman Terrone

     /  September 30, 2013

    Please add my name as an enthusiastic supporter of and signatory to this wonderfully-crafted statement. — Jaccorbeau Mariamman Terrone (author, editor, artist and non-binary genderqueer human)

  314. Te Jefferson

     /  September 30, 2013

    Right on! I was ignorant for quite a while of the transphobia in the feminist establishment, and the depth of fear and bigotry shocked and disgusted me when I became aware of it. Add me to this list!

    Te Jefferson (writer)

  315. Co-signed. Kate Kligman

  316. Co-signed, Juls Chang, CA, PhD candidate

  317. Bárbara Moura

     /  October 1, 2013

    Please add my name to this! Bárbara de Moura Araújo – São Paulo, Brasil

  318. Hi, as I said we translated the text into portuguese and published in our blog today: http://transfeminismo.com/2013/10/01/uma-declaracao-de-feminismo-e-mulherismo-trans-inclusivos/

    Thank you so much! This is very empowering for we trans* people from Brazil.

  319. Please add me! Brie Sheldon, blogger at Gaming as Women

  320. Crissa Cummings

     /  October 1, 2013

    Thank you! Please add me.
    Crissa Cummings (SuBAMUH Womyn’s Land Trust Resident)

  321. Signed
    Anaïs Delcroix (lesbian, activist, feminist))

  322. A

     /  October 2, 2013

    Idem!
    Fight and kiss.

  323. Hebi

     /  October 2, 2013

    I’m not important but I guess every signature is so could you please add me?

    Delphe D., blogger and student, France

  324. I want to sign! I am a design student from Brazil.

  325. I’d like to sign too:

    Sarah Noble, Leeds University Union Feminist Society co-ordinator, blogger, transfeminist activist.

  326. Xopher Halftongue

     /  October 2, 2013

    I cosign. Cis male feminist, fwiw.

  327. I’d like to sign too : Enid Buscemi, cis-femme-feminist ally against transmisogyny, from France.

  328. Xavid Pretzer

     /  October 2, 2013

    Co-signed. Xavid Pretzer

  329. Brianna Isaacson

     /  October 2, 2013

    Brianna Isaacson (student activist) on behalf of Women’s Caucus at the University of Rochester

  330. Julia Marie Nadeau (writer, poetess and artist)

     /  October 3, 2013

    As a transwoman, I have encountered resistance in the LGB community to the validity of my life’s journey and the struggles that I have endured. I have been seen as a transgressor of all things feminine, a poser and a misogynist in a feminist’s clothing. The biggest challenge for me has been which bathroom I am allowed to use. I had begun my transition on the job at Pizza Hut. I worked hard and performed my duties to the best of my ability, which, at first, were readily recognized. However, once I started transitioning from male to female, I quite suddenly found that I could do nothing right. My boss, who had previously heaped praises upon me for my strong work ethic and skill, now had sought for every excuse to get rid of me. The one thing she was insistent upon was that I was not allowed to use the women’s restroom. I had to use the men’s restroom and only the men’s restroom, even after I had calmly explained that my personal safety was at stake (indeed, the news was rife with stories of transwomen being assaulted and even murdered by men); she didn’t care. She even made the excuse that some of the customers had complained about my presence in the restrooms, when every woman I had encountered in there showed absolutely no discomfort at my presence; in fact, none had even observed that I was trans. My story, I admit, is relatively mild, even in the face of man’s oppression of women, but injustice is injustice, regardless of who if affected. I’ve known transpeople who have been bullied by feminists and thrown out of lesbian bars for no other reason that they were not physically born as women. I hate to see this, just as I hate to see ANYONE suffer.

  331. Susy Langsdale

     /  October 3, 2013

    Signed,
    Susy Langsdale

  332. I would love to be added to the list in a personal capacity! My name is Michael Passaro and I am an activist, blogger, academic, feminist, queer/gender theorist.

  333. Signed and signed!

  334. Signed, Micha Medina (University of Cincinnati)

  335. Signed on wrong page.

    Please add “Stop Abuse Online” http://stopabuseonline.org to the list. Thanks!

  336. Lisa

     /  October 3, 2013

    I am signing my name because I want my fellow women to know that I support and love them. Your journies are painful enough without the rest of the world marginalizing and abusing you. I support you and think you all are incredibly brave, beautiful and deserve nothing but love and respect. It will get better for all of us. We can’t give up.
    In solidarity and love,
    Lisa

  337. Kiersten Thaxton

     /  October 3, 2013

    Co-signed with unequivocal support,
    Kiersten Thaxton

  338. Author and women’s and civil rights activist. I believe in equality for all

  339. Signed,
    Thiago Gomes – Brazil
    artist and illustrator

  340. Signed!
    Rebecca Kling – Artist, Educator, Activist
    More at http://www.rebeccakling.com

  341. Miriam Roberts
    Smith College graduate

  342. Christine Slaughter

     /  October 4, 2013

    Excellent.

    Christine Slaughter
    Department of Sociology, Yale University

  343. Brodie Roset

     /  October 5, 2013

    I’d like to sign!
    Brodie Roset, future mental health worker.

  344. Please add me!
    Klepsie, musician
    London, UK

  345. Kris Anderson

     /  October 7, 2013

    Please add my name to the signature list. Thank you!
    Kris Anderson

  346. We’re repeating here an explanation we just left on one of the update comment threads, in response to a question about how one signs one’s name to the Statement:

    Thanks so much for your support! In addition to expressing support in the comments, anyone who would like to have their name added as a signatory the next time we do an update should just let us know (here or by email) the name you’d like us to use, and the identifying description to be put next to your name, as with the 850 individuals and organizations who are already signatories — e.g., student, professor, educator [with name of school if you're able to mention it], writer or author, blogger, activist, artist, musician, psychologist or other medical professional, social worker, clergyperson, and so on, or any combination thereof!

  347. Thanks for this post! Please add my signature to the Individual list.
    Shana Aisenberg (musician, writer, activist)

  348. Awesome! I’d love to sign.
    Mary Ann Barclay (Justice Associate & Youth Director at a United Methodist Church, activist)

  349. I sent my co-sign in, but ! there are too many names to flip through without getting dizzy! So, just in case….
    Signed,
    Katie Klabusich (cis woman/trans* ally), reprojustice activist and writer at KatieSpeak

  350. Rachel may

     /  November 2, 2013

    Thank you to the many women who have signed, you help validate our existence and inclusion in society. I have to say I have been extremely lucky with almost no discrimination shown towards me since transition and also enormous support from within my local cis gendered community, but I also know that is not always the case for many trans women or even trans men.
    So once again thank you for this visible show of support, it really does make a difference when ever it is shown.
    Rachel May

  351. Reblogged this on intersectionelle and commented:
    Really important work – sign and pass around. Enough arguing over who defines who is a woman. Let’s take the hate out of radical feminism.

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