The last time I was at a Best Buy, I definitely noticed a distinct pattern of who was being stopped on the way out. Not my middle aged white mother and slightly browner me (my dad's Venezuelan), but the young men of color? Constantly being stopped. So her story sounds all too plausible to me. » 8/02/14 11:32pm 8/02/14 11:32pm

The kind of thing that freaks me out is that her trip to the store didn't have to go smoothly. Various unpredictable things could have delayed her enough for the temperature to climb to a dangerous point, including the admittedly not likely scenario of being held hostage in the store for whatever reason. But there's… » 6/08/14 6:00pm 6/08/14 6:00pm

While medical transitions are important for many trans people they are irrelevant to the status of gender identity. A person is the gender they identify with whether they opt for hormones and/or surgery or not. So it's absurd to suggest that there's such a thing as modifying a man's body to look like a woman's. If… » 6/05/14 7:51am 6/05/14 7:51am

So, I work for a political/women's empowerment org, and we just had a big event at a hotel on Capitol Hill. One part of it was a luncheon in the fancy event space on the top floor. A bunch of our young women volunteers and I (also a young woman) got there early to set up and packed into an elevator and took it all the… » 4/11/14 5:29pm 4/11/14 5:29pm