Espacio público digital, disputas y violencias: comentarios en dos blogs argentinos LGBTIQ

+ info: Comunicación y medios (Magalí Daniela Pérez Riedel, 2018)

En el presente artículo, esbozamos una reflexión analítica en torno a las disputas territoriales que acontecen entre 2012 y 2015 en las secciones de los comentarios de los blogs argentinos Tod@s y Boquitas pintadas, donde se abordan temáticas de diversidad sexo-genérica. Realizamos una aproximación teórico-conceptual desde los estudios culturales latinoamericanos y los estudios de Internet con una perspectiva feminista y queer. Nos extendemos sobre un corpus de 5.095 comentarios que analizamos con una estrategia metodológica principalmente cualitativa para indagar sobre los sentidos sobre las apropiaciones espaciales y las disputas por los sentidos de pertenencia de los usuarios respecto a estos blogs.

Home, gai i jove: la imatge del col·lectiu LGBTI als mitjans

+ info: mè (

El 57% dels titulars sobre el col·lectiu LGBTI fan referència a homes gais i només 1 de cada 10 menciona les dones lesbianes. En general, s’esmenta el col·lectiu LGBTI només en referència a discriminacions o reivindicacions, no en temes transversals. Aquest informe analitza un total de 319 peces informatives dels mitjans impresos i digitals més llegits a Catalunya (El PeriódicoLa VanguardiaAraVilaweb i Nació Digital) per veure, entre d’altres qüestions, quines fonts informatives s’hi utilitzen, com es visibilitza la diversitat interna del col·lectiu LGBTI i a quins temes específics es vincula.

Viewpoint: Understanding anti-transgender feminism

+ info: Discover Society (Lisa Kalayji , 2018)

In an unprecedented turn, the UK Labour Party recently announced that it would extend access to its all-women candidacy shortlists to transwomen, formally indicating recognition of their place within the fold of the diverse category of ‘women’. The backlash was swift and severe: a small but voluble subset of feminists declared the move an attack on women, convening an event at Parliament to decry the change. This, in turn, incited a fresh wave of the hate speech and abuse that trans people have come to know all too well. Commentary on the matter has exploded, even eliciting the first-ever appearance of a trans person on BBC Question Time.

The heated disagreement between trans people and anti-trans feminists frequently makes headlines, but it is widely misunderstood. What is really at its heart takes a bit of digging to get to, and if there is to be any chance of resolving it, we must look to its roots. There is a manifest aversion on both sides to genuinely engaging with one another’s perspectives, because to do so wanders uncomfortably near to empathising with people to whom we would prefer not to extend empathy. Though the terms ‘understanding’ and ‘empathy’ are often used interchangeably, they are not quite the same thing, and it is possible to understand (to make sense of) without necessarily empathising (to share in the feelings and perspectives of). I am a trans-positive feminist, but I have spent the past five years studying anti-trans feminism and its ideological and emotional foundations. In what follows, I will attempt to help the majority – trans-positive feminists – to understand the seemingly opaque interior of anti-trans feminism.