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Rethinking Transphobia and Power- Beyond a Rights Framework

In this chapter of Normal Life, Spade defines power as a methods of overcoming discrimination and relates power to the functioning of society and as to why certain laws and policies are more effective than others. 979 more words

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Can you show us your breasts? and Will you go on a date with me? - Lessons learned from 7th and 8th graders

These past two weeks marked the end of our time in the same middle school for the month of October. The first week was spent with seventh graders and the second week was spent with eighth graders. 1,126 more words

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Adventures in His Backyard

I remember the moment clearly. I was surprised at the size of his toy. He plucked out a harness and a 8-9 inch beige colored dildo. 356 more words


Accepted forms of sexism // okay-dohkay

Isn’t it funny how certain incidents and memories stick with you forever, even if they have no direct effect on you or how your life? A passing image, person or noise that lives with you forever. 589 more words


Feminism for Anti-Feminists

Check out some great writing from our own Cecilia Weddell, a BU senior, writing for BU Culture Shock.

When I see former acquaintances, teammates, and even friends speaking against feminism—speaking against their 

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Aerannis... an Indie Game with a Message!

In the developer’s own words:

“A future where men don’t exist. An increasingly corrupt and secretive government. Disputes handled by hitwomen. Ceyda Farhi is one of the many dispute settlers, but her status as a trans woman results in her oftentimes not being considered a ‘whole woman’ by people in society–a tremendous problem when female identity and being a true citizen are necessary requisites for each other. 119 more words


Gender Norms

One of the things I find beautiful about humans is that we all have acceptance. Some of us may not be like everyone else and I believe that’s okay. 611 more words