@theTable: “Transcending Transphobia” and Open Call for Submissions
In the wake of the passing of HB2 (“Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act”) in North Carolina, the ongoing discussions regarding the rights, safety, and discrimination against trans*persons have come to the fore. Many have weighed in on the controversy including those who cite their religious beliefs as reasons to support the law or demand that it be repealed.
This FSR Blog’s @theTable and partnered open call seek to consider several questions regarding the intersections of feminism, religious thought, and the discourses about trans*persons. How does the study of religion and feminism engage issues related to discrimination against trans*persons? Is the trans*movement aligned with or counter to feminist concerns? What pedagogical or mentoring responsibilities do religious and theological studies professors have to address trans*issues? What role do race and ethnicity play in discussions about trans*persons? In what ways do scholars provide both critical engagement with and ally support related to our research, use of language, and public voice?
The blogs in this @theTable explore these and other questions related to trans*gender issues, feminism, and religion; the open call for blogs invites readers to reflect and respond to the conversation generated by the panel.
Contact: Midori Hartman, Submissions Editor ([email protected]).
Deadline: September 16th, 2016.
N.B. Open call authors must incorporate aspects of the @theTable’s analyses in their blog submissions. Submissions that do not engage any of the published pieces will be declined.
Our @theTable Authors (in order of publication):
Monday: Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, “Rethinking Religious Rhetorics, Gendercide, and HB2 after Orlando”
Tuesday: Siobhan Kelly, “Feminist Transphobia, Feminist Rhetoric: From Trans-Exclusive Radical Feminism to HB 2”
Wednesday: Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, “Exploring Non-binary Transgender as the place of Nepantla”
Thursday: Peter Anthony Mena, “The Language of Transcendence”
Friday: Open call for submissions begin.
Next: Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, “Rethinking Religious Rhetorics, Gendercide, and HB2 after Orlando” (Part 1)
Check out previous FSR Blog @theTables!