Christie Elan-Cane (elancane) wrote,
Christie Elan-Cane
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CHRISTIE ELAN-CANE
NON-GENDERED
Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the gendered societal structure



NIGELLA LAWSON IS NO TRANS ALLY OF MINE

I’ve not reported full details of the matter here because I want this site to be a space to report campaign issues –  the legal battle for ‘X’ PASSPORTS in the UK and the wider campaign for legal and social recognition – however recent news reports that elevate Nigella Lawson as some kind of iconic trans ally have opened up a big can of worms for me.

Nigella Lawson is better known today as a TV presenter and cake maker. Her previous career as a columnist for the London Evening Standard is generally forgotten. Except that I cannot forget – although until recently rarely gave much thought to – an extremely offensive diatribe aimed at me in her column in which my life saving surgery was in turn described as “brutal”, “mutilation” and “self-mutilation”. My non-gendered identity was completely disregarded as she inappropriately referred to me using gendered definitions and pronouns throughout the piece which was published in October 1993.

I have now suggested in a series of tweets that this might be the time for Nigella Lawson to apologise for her offensive comments.

I do not intend this site to become a running commentary on the matter however direct anyone who is interested in reading further details to my Twitter account …………………

Twitter @ChristieElanCan

*** Brief addendum, apology received and I consider the matter now closed ***


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The denial of existence is the worst act of discrimination by the gendered majority against the non-gendered
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