womenwhokickass:

Audrey Mbugua: Why she kicks ass
She is an Kenyan human rights activist, who writes and discusses the damaging general incomprehension of transsexualism within Kenyan society, with a unique honesty and humour. 
She draws upon personal experience of prejudice in the field of work and life at large, and states that transsexual people deserve the same respect and treatment as any other member of society, and urges those uneducated about transsexuals to think before opening their mouths.
In Transgender Rights Not Simply Gay Rights she highlights some of the injustices against many transgender people in various parts of Africa. In the US we understand that local, state, federal government, employees, places of worship, and late night comedy shows have all contributed to the persecution and oppression of transgender people. Audrey Mbugua in writing about recent events in Africa, points out the irony (and well known fact amongst transgender and transsexual people) that some of the perpetrators of the injustices are gays, gay rights activists, and the media. 

womenwhokickass:

Audrey Mbugua: Why she kicks ass

  • She is an Kenyan human rights activist, who writes and discusses the damaging general incomprehension of transsexualism within Kenyan society, with a unique honesty and humour. 
  • She draws upon personal experience of prejudice in the field of work and life at large, and states that transsexual people deserve the same respect and treatment as any other member of society, and urges those uneducated about transsexuals to think before opening their mouths.
  • In Transgender Rights Not Simply Gay Rights she highlights some of the injustices against many transgender people in various parts of Africa. In the US we understand that local, state, federal government, employees, places of worship, and late night comedy shows have all contributed to the persecution and oppression of transgender people. Audrey Mbugua in writing about recent events in Africa, points out the irony (and well known fact amongst transgender and transsexual people) that some of the perpetrators of the injustices are gays, gay rights activists, and the media. 

(via missproctor)