A Very British Transphobia?

A Very British Flavour of Transphobia to Consider

Recent coverage of JK Rowling's statements about women have been criticised for transphobia and a common question regarding other people such as Graham Linehan, is asking how such otherwise prominent liberal folk growing up in Britain and Ireland have found themselves taking a public illiberal line on this issue? And not seeming to care who[...]

Gareth Roberts

Doctor Who Writer Gareth Roberts Tweets Trans-Misogynistic Remarks

Gareth Roberts is a pretty prolific writer for Doctor Who, having worked on the novels, comics, audio programmes, and the TV show itself. He's the writer of Doctor Who episodes such as The Lodger and Closing Time, popular episodes for their witty comedy and strong emotional content. He worked extensively with Russell T. Davies. However, […]

"Conversation" Sparked By Second Print Of 'Divided States Of Hysteria'

In a tweet and press release entitled "CHAYKIN'S THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA SPARKS INDUSTRY CONVERSATION", Image Comics responded to the controversy raised last week surrounding Howard Chaykin's The Divided States of Hysteria. The use of "conversation" seems a little trite in this instance — while the comic certainly got people talking, it was pretty much all about […]

Howard Chaykin And The Trans Image: Obsession With A Theme

We've discussed, seemingly at length, about the controversy surrounding Howard Chaykin's latest work, the Image Comics release The Divided States of Hysteria; its inclusion of graphic trans panic violence, released on the first week of Pride Month and even with the option of a Pride Month variant cover, and Image Comics lack of response or […]

A Week In Transphobia In Comics

It's been an interesting first week of Pride Month for comics. Early in the week, in fact pretty much kicking it off, came news that Drawn & Quarterly had cancelled a book, Sadbøi, by artist Berliac due to a historic transphobic essay and comments that were brought to light. Now, on new comic day of […]

Who's A Sadbøi Now? Book Cancelled Amid Transphobia Concerns

It is also imperative that I asume [sic] responsibility and fully understand the accusations of transphobia around that same incident. Berliac claims to have learned much in the two years since he wrote the essay Gay Jin This short essay seemed to compare being trans to a kind of 'gender appropriation' on a par with cultural appropriation among[...]