Karen’s blog

Occasional thoughts from a boy-girl quantum superposition

Recent posts

The Quisling

There is indubitably a problem with some activists for the transgender cause. We’ve seen transwomen posting aggressively on social media, running hate campaigns and even, in some cases, throwing punches. It feels rather like toxic masculinity in a frock. Activists (and many of my friends on social media) complain loudly about “TERFs” (by which they…

Le Regard

Jean-Paul Sartre said that “hell is other people”: the “look” of others objectifies us. When as a subject I regard others, they become to me objects; and to other subjects I am an object. It seems to me that for many of us who are trans, our objectification in the “look” of others has a…


It’s always flattering to be pictured alongside somebody older than oneself. A kind lady took this photo for me in Chicago’s wonderful Field Museum. There, I was thrilled to see a fabulous collection of dinosaur fossils. The Museum estimates that at least 90% of the bones on display are genuine fossils. A small fraction are…

One response to “Karen’s blog”

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    Sarah (J) James

    Hi Karen,

    I have only just noticed your website.
    I haven’t had a good read yet but I will.

    I know we tried , I tried to meet up with you before. I haven’t given up and will try again when this horrible COVID situation allows. I am in France so a curfew approach here, although all the nice places to visit are still shut, so supermarkets is it, and no lovely tea rooms or cafes to visit, takeaway only.

    I recall it’s not that easy for you either to get Karen time, so I feel for you and know exactly how it feels.

    Anyway it’s lovely to see your photos again and as always a style that I aspire to.
    Take care
    Sarah xxx


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