October 7, 2021

EP. 79 — Transgender Justice with Shon Faye

Journalist, presenter, and author Shon Faye joins Jameela this week to discuss how fighting for trans justice is fighting for human justice at large. They cover why liberals can be very transphobic as well, how the media creates scapegoats out of minority groups, the difference between allyship and solidarity, why people are so afraid of trans kids, and more. Check out Shon’s book The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice, available now in the UK from penguin.co.uk .
You can follow Shon Faye on Instagram @shon.faye & Twitter @shonfaye
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Transcript

Jameela [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh. I just wanted to say, I miss you guys, I love hearing your incredible I Weighs and I love sharing them at the end of this podcast and encouragement really to all of our listeners. And I would love to hear from more of you. If you are comfortable with sharing your I Weigh with me and the rest of the I Weigh community, then you can leave a voicemail or text at 818-660-5543 or you can email us your I Weigh at IWeighpodcast@gmail.com. I really love getting them. They make my day. We have wonderful ones like this. I weigh the three humans that I’m helping to raise as good people who will make an impact in our world who already are. The empathy I try to lessen with the love and devotion I put into my relationship with my husband, my aging father and my beloved brother, sisters in law, nieces and nephews and friends who are family. The patience I try to have every day with myself as a person, forever recovering from dis

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