Gender Justice Resources
February 02, 2021 - 04:24 PM
Gender is a social construct. However—just as race being a social construct doesn’t prevent people from the ravages of racism—gender’s ephemerality doesn’t prevent people from experiencing real and pressing harm. And the ways our determination to cling to binary gender intersects with patriarchy is a potent combination for oppression and violence.
At Middle, we are fervently committed to pursuing universal liberation. Full stop. That means fighting for easy and free abortion access. It means standing with trans and gender expansive siblings against legislative assault on their humanity. It means promoting equal pay, ending workplace harassment, believing women always—not just when it’s convenient, and providing safe environments for kids to explore the genders God blessed them with. And it means doing *all of this* in the name of the one who created every person in Their image—whose voice rings with love as She pronounces them “good.”
We’re know we’re in this movement together, because we can’t reach the promised land alone. That’s why we joined the women’s march, and shouted “Me Too!” It’s why we’ve hosted Black Trans Liberation Theology classes and salons centering trans/nonbinary voices. Put simply: It’s what Love demands.
Consult the list below for ways to deepen your gender justice education, and connect with others in this work.
When Birthwork and Warfare Mix: Black Birthworkers as Mediators Between Realms – Taylor Amari Little
Patriarchy Doesn’t “Protect” Women – Rachel Held Evans
Living Non-Binary: Taking A Leap Of Faith – Rev M Barclay
How to Be A Queer Person in the World Post Quarantine – Naveen Kumar