Weekly Economics Podcast: Trans liberation

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Nim Ralph

If you read mainstream media coverage of the issues facing transgender people in the UK, you’ll see a lot of fevered discussion of pronouns, bathroom access, and confusing legislation like the Gender Recognition Act. The media tells one story — but the other side of the coin is that half of trans people in the UK are unemployed and one in four have experienced direct healthcare discrimination.

When we focus on bathrooms and pronouns, what other conversations are shut down? What are the economic issues facing trans people today? And is trans liberation really a class issue?

Ayeisha is joined by Nim Ralph, community activist, writer, trainer and facilitator. 

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Image: Gender Spectrum Collection (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

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