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A fun and informative weekly questions-and-answer podcast exploring life outside the gender binary.

The Gender Rebels Podcast The Gender Rebels

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 ‚ÄĘ 22 Ratings

A fun and informative weekly questions-and-answer podcast exploring life outside the gender binary.

    Some Like It Trans

    Some Like It Trans

    Today we watched director Billy Wilder's 1959 hit Some Like It Hot, winner of 11 Academy Awards. Our feelings are... complicated. But for a movie with cross-dressing, produced in compliance with the Hays Code's absurd limitations, it is actually pretty cool.   
     
    Marilyn Monroe's character gave off "Born Sexy Yesterday" vibes. Pop Culture Detective coined the phrase for characters like The Fifth Element's Leeloo; learn more here!
    In 2023, J. Harrison Ghee won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical  for their performance in the Broadway musical, the second out nonbinary actor to win the award.  (Mere MINUTES after Alex Newell, the first out nonbinary Tony winner. So close!)
     
    I know what you're thinking-- Best Actor? Nonbinary person?  Well, there is a larger conversation happening about gendered award categories for major performance awards. Maybe we'll see some changes in the future.
     

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    Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!
    Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

     
     

    • 48 min
    I Saw the TV Glow: The Rebels Go To the Movies

    I Saw the TV Glow: The Rebels Go To the Movies

    Yesterday we went to I Saw The TV Glow followed by a Q&A with writer/ director Jane Schoenbrun.  Brigette Lundy-Paine and Justice Smith star in a coming-of-age story where two junior high outsiders find each other and bond over a creepy Buffy The Vampire Slayer-like TV show.  The show gets darker and the protagonists' ties to reality start to loosen. 
    We've loved Brigette Lundy-Paine ever since Atypical and see all their work-- even Amelia's Children, yikes.) Unlike Amelia's Children, I Saw The TV Glow was excellent: dark and strange and sad, with an amazing soundtrack. We highly recommend it!  
     
    Topics of conversation covered:
    Buffy creator Joss Whedon is a terrible person The Cocteau Twins has an album The Pink Opaque  Our episode on Bringing people into the closet with you  Faith like the band Velocity GirlFaith's blog is still up! 
     
    Like us on  FaceBook so we can haunt your feed. 
    Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!
    Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 
     

    • 27 min
    You Can Get SRS and Still Be a Good Leftist

    You Can Get SRS and Still Be a Good Leftist

    This week we saw a reddit post that asked "Would I be a bad leftist if I get SRS?" It started with "my ex told me that girls who get SRS are an obstacle for trans liberation." Wow. We knew Faith needed to weigh in.
     
    Caution: we make pretend sex noises throughout this ep. Try to not get too turned on, thanks.
     
    Gaslighting means "manipulating someone into questioning their own perception of reality".
     
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    • 23 min
    Movement for Transwomen

    Movement for Transwomen

    Listener Claire asks a great question about how to move in a more feminine way. We can't all be ballerinas or elegant gliding angles on ice like the truck drivers of Manitoba, but we can all take some yoga or barre, work on our posture, get video to track our progress, and attempt to emulate the Playboy bunny walk. But ultimately, it all comes down to practice.
     
    Barre class and how to pronounce it. (It's just "bar", y'all.)
    Frances Ha starring (probable possible likely Academy Award winning director of "Barbie") Greta Gerwig where the character Frances has a "weird man walk".
    Fashion Week staffers work for free.
    What's Guelph?
    Faith loves her chirp wheel because her shoulders and neck get super tight from sitting at her desk.
     

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    • 38 min
    Fight Your Health Insurance to Get Your FFS Covered

    Fight Your Health Insurance to Get Your FFS Covered

     
    Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is not covered by some health plans. If your health insurance company says they won't pay for a surgery you need, you can appeal that decision. Listener Robin asks for tips from Faith, who succeeded with her appeal on her third try.
     
    Our other FFS episodes:
    Faith F's her F Part I
    Faith F's her F Part II
    Faith vs Her Health Insurance
     
    "Insemination style genitalia" and "gestational genitalia" are terms that Faith thought up in her weird brain and we do NOT recommend googling them. Kath thinks AFAB and AMAB are adequate.

     
    Faith learned about appealing decisions from your health insurance at the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference. There was no 2023 conference but there will be one in 2024 and we will see you there! 
     
    Legal aid societies that can help you with your appeal, for each state.
     
    Faith said people with gestational genitalia (aka AFAB people or people who were assigned female at birth) "retain neoteny". Neoteny refers to child-like facial characteristics. These ‚Äúneotenous‚ÄĚ characteristics include a large forehead with lower set eyes, nose and mouth; a smaller, shorter, more recessive chin; fuller lips; larger eyes; a smaller nose; higher, thinner eyebrows; and a rounder, less angular face. This can be (but is not always) associated with attractiveness, to some people.
     
    Our old video of conventionally attractive people whose facial features are androgynous or even skew toward those of the opposite gender included the jerk Ezra Miller. Join us in cancelling that creep. 
     
    Faith's surgeon, Bella Avanessian, MD at Mt Sinai, also has Jazz Jennings as a patient. See Dr. A. in this video as a baby doctor, just starting her surgical fellowship.
     
    Legal Eagle YouTuber has an episode about arbitrators and also "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia".
     
    Former New York State governor Mario Cuomo groped staff members and helped the LGBTQ+ community a lot. Those are two uncomfortable truths we have to live with.

    • 31 min
    Why Are the Evangelicals So Scared?

    Why Are the Evangelicals So Scared?

    Ken Ham founded the Creation Museum and Faith got extra credit for going to see him speak on--what else?-- science. 

    This is a cool diagram of all the metabolic processes. Kath remembers each and every detail of this diagram, even now, 20 long years since her graduate biochem class.
     
    Amanda The Jedi reacting to "Pure Flix", the Christian alternative to Netflix. Her other videos are really good, too.
     
    Bob Jones University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) as of  2017 and the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools as of 2011. 
     
    The Kids in the Hall sketch Homo Alone.
     
    At 3:30 in this video, Pat Robertson says people in San Francisco wear rings to give other people AIDS.
     
    The southern strategy linked the GOP with racists and evangelicals.
     
    Check out Self Made Kingz for cool shirts!
     

    Support us on Patreon to help us keep making great content, and to get some cool rewards!
    Check out our website for our latest episodes!  
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

MelRed69 ,

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You are excellent communicators. You have empower me in so many ways. You have given me the gift of realizing everything is going to be ok. That I‚Äôm not alone. Keep on going. Love you guys. ūüíčūüíč

Quintessence of Dust ,

Great podcast!

Faith & Kath present wonderful insights into Faith’s journey as a trans woman, Katy’s experiences S a cis woman trans ally. The topics are very informative but I really enjoy the living and witty interaction between them. They also have great guests from time to time, that provide experience and insights from other perspectives.

A fantastic exploration of the trans experience!

Robert in canada ,

So much fun to listen.

I love listening to these ladies. They are so fun and have so much energy, even on serious topics and despite the news they manage to be relentlessly upbeat. I also really like that they are not afraid to use language and just assume their audience is inteligent enough to know things like what a venn diagram is. They are my weekly ration of happy Gender Rebelion that isn't wrapped up in political correctness but in speaking directly about and to other people regardless of gender.

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