March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility. This day is dedicated to bringing “attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community.” It’s a day to show support for the trans community.
In light of this, we wanted to (re-)share two articles on this issue, written by our centre-members:
In June last year we shared an article written by centre co-director Jules Holroyd and centre-members Isela González Vázquez and Rory Wilson in the The Philosophers’ Cocoon on “Supporting our Transgender Peers in Philosophy“. Among other things, they talk about the Gender Identity Policy of the Sheffield-Philosophy department (which has recently been updated!). You can find their full article here, and the newly updated GiP poliy here.
More recently, centre-member Jennifer Saul has written an insightful article in The Conversation , on “Why the words we use matter when describing anti-trans activists”. In it, she talks about why feminism needs to be trans-inclusive and why our exact language is important in this context. You can read the full article here.