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Podcast: Theory of Everything

Fantastic episode on transgender and gender non-conforming issues. We need to be talking about this more!

I’m glad to be living in this day and age and in a society where gender and sexual issues can at least be brought up and we are *relatively* free to have an opinion. However, I wish for a world where EVERYONE was tolerant to gender issues and sexual preferences, and where straight and LGBT communities coexisted peacefully and had equal rights.

Episode info from the podcast’s website: “Yvette Gonzales tells us a first person story about what its like to be transgender in Prison. Gender theorist B. Preciado tells us about what happens when a person takes testosterone without the intention of transitioning from one gender to another. Plus, Jim Elledge tells us about his biography of Outsider Artist Henry Darger, and why he drew little girls with penises.”

More information:

Article about Yvette Gonzalez by Solitary Watch  Transgender Women in New York State Prisons Face Solitary Confinement and Sexual Assault

“Going Home” documentary about Yvette Gonzalez.

Pharmacopornography: An Interview with Beatriz Preciado in The Paris Review.

“Testo Junkie” by Beatriz Preciado on Amazon

Henry Darger on Wikipedia

Yvette Gonzales says she endured repeated sexual assaults by prison staff while held in isolation.
Yvette Gonzalez. (Image: from Solitary Watch)