Tag: gender

Essay, Writing

Men, Women, and #MeToo

#MeToo Anthology

This essay appears in the 2017 anthology #MeToo: Essays About How and Why This Happened, What It Means and How to Make Sure It Never Happens Again, edited by Lori Perkins, under the name Jude M. Lucien. I’m reading lots and lots of experiences of harassment, assault, and rape. These things are always wrong. They’re …

Essay, Writing

Trans/Masculinity & Safety

TM's Improved Chest

I had my top surgery (ish) in 1997. I dreaded puberty, and breasts, as a child. I hated them from before I even got them. By the time I had them removed, I’d been binding with duct tape for a long time. Duct tape binding prevents breathing well. I was often dizzy. I fantasized about …