I was curious about this question and in my search for an answer, I found this Williams Institute report, which appears to be the best summary of the various surveys and estimates out there. The other literature on this question pegs the percent of the adult population who identify as transgender between 0.1% and 0.5%.… Continue reading How many trans people are there?
I have often seen people claim that red states have fairly high abortion rates. The goal of this claim is apparently to paint red states as hypocrites about abortion, which I think is supposed to score a rhetorical point in favor of abortion access. I am not totally sure. Nonetheless, the claim is not really… Continue reading Do red states really have high abortion rates?
I have a new post over at Oklahomans for Reproductive Justice. It draws on some of my previous posts here, and discusses the ridiculous rhetoric surrounding marriage and inequality. Check it out.
Feminism has evolved significantly in the last few decades. Gone are the milquetoast second-wave emphases on liberal equality. The newest approach focuses on the overlapping oppression suffered by all sorts of identity groups. As part of this shift, certain issues have been discarded, and others de-emphasized. For instance, the rather white upper-class concerns about the… Continue reading The gender pay gap really does matter
This post originally appeared on Oklahomans for Reproductive Justice. At this point, it seems like liberal equality for GLBTQ individuals is virtually inevitable. The long-run Gallup polling on public opinion towards gay marriage has shown a gradual — and more recently punctuated — increase in support. Support for gay marriage is up in all demographic… Continue reading Liberal equality is inevitable, so what now?