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LGBT activists call for new focus on violence against transgender community | World news | The Guardian

LGBT activists call for new focus on violence against transgender community | World news | The Guardian:

“Advocates for transgender rights are hoping that last week’s historic US supreme court ruling on gay marriage will pave the way to renewed public focus on what they see as a national crisis of violence, sexual assault and custodial abuse against trans individuals.”



“Nothing good ever comes of violence.”

“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.”

“War is one of the greatest plagues that can afflict humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. 62 more words


Jackson Katz: Violence against women—it's a men's issue

Katz does a great job of explaining why it is necessary for both genders to be involved in women’s and gender issues, and why referring to feminists as “feminazis” and “man haters” is counterproductive.


On Violence & Memory

Femhype’s Sheva has a great piece up on violence in videogames, and how masculine fragility stifles creativity. There’s a lot in it that resonates with me—the dream of games diversifying, and violence being only one mechanic to choose from, has long been something that keeps me engaged with the medium. 1,262 more words


Standing on the Precipice of Trepidation – Fister’s "IV"

Fister’s latest offering to our humble ears is a 44 minute beast of a song, which is a little harder to swallow than the pill-like tracks on their recent splits and demo, but we will always stretch our gullets wider to accommodate. 381 more words


The Dacoits of Lyari

It was a public execution unprecedented in its brutality even by Karachi’s own gruesome standards. The criminal who had been lording over Lyari, the city’s most dangerous neighborhood, had gone missing days earlier. 21 more words