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Political Geography post

This isn’t an assignment, just an appeal from Amnesty International (I’m not asking you to respond, just to read the story which will be relevant when we talk about identity politics and gender at the end of the semester).

Amnesty International – Gender issues

Review: Prostitution - What’s the Harm BBC3 March 2014

Prostitution is a lucrative and ancient industry and the programme seeks to challenge the audience, and apparently the presenter’s, opinions and prejudices. There are wide ranging connotations and interpretations of prostitution, most of which were covered in some way throughout this, seemingly, comprehensive one hour BBC documentary presented by Billy JD Porter. 508 more words

Gender Equality

Hardwired For Sorry [1]

I throw sorry around a lot but many times, I do not mean it as an apology for an infraction. It is my all-purpose verbal salve to lather concern, nurture, and meaningful meaninglessness to friends and strangers alike. 631 more words

Between Us

Physical Fitness Considerations in Regards To Women Entering Combat

With two women being the first to complete US Army Ranger School, it seems as if women in combat will eventually become normal practice. Women it seems have been in combat considering there are no front lines in America’s current conflicts. 2,371 more words

Fitness

White Middle Class Privilege – Choices, choices!

This weekend my friends and I have partied hard, too hard for some, ate halloumi and tried to decide what to do with the rest of our lives … and right here is the shining example of my own privilege which stops me being able to make decisions about my life, or choose what I’m going to do with the delicious gift that is life in a western, developed, (supposedly)liberal country. 350 more words

Gender Equality

Trans Charity: Our Lives are Not a Drag

Only Chrysalis are equating drag with trans.

Derian House is a charity which runs a hospice for children with life-shortening terminal diseases and conditions.  Situated near Chorley, Lancashire, in England, they are at the forefront of providing activities for terminally-ill children, palliative care, respite, bereavement services and other support for around 500 children and their families.  1,410 more words

Transphobia

Why Hatchet Harriet Is Still Cutting Up Men

(Featured Image by void.p)

So last week on his ABC-TV knockoff of ‘The Daily Show’, (male) Australian comic Charlie Pickering tackled so-called ‘rape culture’ and the entrenched level of misogyny in contemporary Australian society. 1,268 more words

Maleness