It might seem as though there isn’t any activity on ATM right now, but actually, things are happening behind the scenes.
This blog receives about 70 or so hits per day, even when no new posts are made. That kind of traffic, although not huge in volume, still results in comments left from time to time at the bottom of posts that are weeks or even months old.
As an example, back in March, I and faithful reader J engaged in a conversation that ran for several days with an author, a mystery writer, who had written a transgender character into her first book and had questions about including an intersex character in her second.
Last week, something completely new popped up, from an actuary studying gender ratings for automobile insurance. Is that cool or what? Her questions and comments had to be some of the most interesting I’ve seen so far in this blog. (You can read her comments and my responses under Part 4 of the CAIS series.)
So if you happen to be browsing around ATM and are looking for something new, check the comments that were written since you were last here. You might find something of interest.
Lastly, I wanted to bring attention to two timely essays that were published this week, one by Matt Kailey on his blog Tranifesto and an op-ed piece by Jennifer Finney Boylan in the New York Times. Although the topics of the two pieces are different, I personally find them to be interlinked with regard to the divisiveness that seems to be growing within the trans community.
I have considered writing about these topics recently, but I can’t hold a candle to the literary prowess or knowledge and experience of Matt and Jennifer, so my suggestion to readers would be to check them out. Matt’s post is entitled, Meet the New Gender Police — Same as the Old Gender Police, and Jennifer’s column is entitled, We Want Cake, Too. I hope you enjoy them and find them to be interesting.
I also hope everyone is enjoying their summer.