Women's History Month: Sisters, Not Cis-ters
Women's History Month is an annual opportunity to recognize & celebrate the contributions that women made over the course of time; it's a chance to highlight the many women who got us to where we are today, but it's also a chance to turn toward the many women who inspire us to propel closer toward liberation.
At the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, we utilize each March as a way to show thanks to to the women who are survivors, activists, and advocates living into a world free of violence. However, not everyone has the same intentions; there are people who egregiously use Women's History Month as a weaponized tool to drive transphobic, anti-feminist bigotry.
Instead of uplifting women for Women's History Month, some people have chosen (consciously or unconsciously) to perpetuate gender-based harm & oppression. These people have wrongly asserted that trans women are not "real" like cis women are, and these people range from columnists for the New York Times to officials in the Idaho Legislature.
In true honor of Women's History Month—and in unwavering opposition to TERFs and those who uphold the colonial gender binary—we share 3 links that show support for our sisters (especially gender-expansive femmes, trans girls, and trans women) throughout March:
Learn more about how "Once Upon a New York Times" (a video by Drag Story Hour) tells the tale of the Times' irresponsible, biased coverage of trans people. | Linked here
Consider getting Girl Scout Cookies from a trans kid this year. Trans kids are under attack in the United States; let's make their lives a little easier by getting some cookies from them | Linked here
Take action & find all of the information you need for Idaho legislative session. Play a role in protecting trans & genderqueer people in our community (via Add The Words, Idaho). | Linked here
Click the "Read More" button below to access a Gender Justice Toolkit that centers Black trans femmes & women: