“Women should avoid dressing like sluts.”
Call it the phrase that broke the camel’s back. On January 24, 2011, Constable Michael Sanguinett was speaking out on a recent incident in Toronto, and ill-advisedly took the victim blaming route.
I consider myself an open-minded person, someone who is pretty well versed in the myriad definitions of gender, and do my best to be non-judgmental. No amount of theory, however, truly prepares you for the first time a person you have known your whole life as a man tells you they will now be living their life as a woman.
I recently had the privilege to speak with Rachael Booth, an activist, speaker, feminist, and the author of Star Light, Star Bright: The Story of a Wish Come True, the incredible story of Rachael’s early life and process of becoming a woman. Not only is a she an author, but she holds a degree (Cum Laude) in Computer Science and Specialized Foreign Language, speaks Mandarin, Arabic and a handful of other languages, AND she also holds a second-degree black belt in Okinawa Kenpo Karate and weaponry and she sings. In a nutshell, she is an amazing woman. Now you should get to know Rachael”¦ Read More Persephone Pioneers: Rachael Booth