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Sign on NOW to support sexual orientation and gender identity rights

This is an URGENT and extremely IMPORTANT action, and we kindly ask that your organisation signs onto this letter before or by 18h00 today-Tuesday 23 September 2014. 793 more words


Emma Watson, Feminism, and the Gender Spectrum (in brief)

Judging by every form of social media in which I take part, Emma Watson’s UN speech has taken the West by storm, and I am so happy and thankful for that. 1,469 more words


Jay Z and Ray Rice Cases Show Our Savage Hypocrisy on Domestic Violence

By Matt Campbell | International Business Times | September 15, 2014

Recently, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended running back Ray Rice after it was reported an unnamed official, working for the sport’s governing body, received footage five months ago showing the athlete striking his then-fiancee (now wife) unconscious in a hotel elevator. 716 more words

Gender Politics

Reflections on Rotherham: part 3 of 3

In parts 1 and 2 of this critique of Alexis Jay’s report into child sexual exploitation (CSE) I made the case that, while there is a political imperative to regard the report as gospel – reflected in the almost immediate drafting of Jay as specialist adviser into the public inquiry to be chaired by the Lord Mayor of London – the report isn’t actually all that good.   1,322 more words

General Politics

Of length and love

I love haircuts.
As banal and frivolous as that opening sentence sounds coming from an English Literature graduate (and returning fellow) – I repeat- I. Love. 491 more words


Bro, Is This Sexist? A Conversation About Sexism And Feminism For Men

Hey folks,

Today, we’ve got an email that’s a little different. This one resides somewhere between a typical Ask Dr. NerdLove and a Post-Mortem. It’s less a “help me with my dating issues” question so much as “can you explain some things to me?” letter. 4,337 more words

Transgender People in the Workplace

This evening’s post is in response to an article I read, about transgender people showing the gender biases of the workplace: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119239/transgender-people-can-explain-why-women-dont-advance-work
While this article is great about expressing a lot of issues in the work place, I’d like to go into some more detail about things that add difficulty to the lives of trans people. 962 more words