Quickies: 16/11/2012

Quickies: 16/11/2012

Chances are, you’ve probably heard of Savita Halappanavar’s gut wrenchingly tragic, (and to be honest, red-hot rage inducing) death after being refused a pregnancy termination of her miscarried foetus in Ireland. For a more detailed look at Ireland’s abortion laws and the various cases that have led to its precarious position right now, Michael Nugent’s well-written article provides some valuable insight. You can support the fight for reproductive rights in Ireland here and here.

How discrimination leads to health disparities in the trans* community. The post includes a link to some great infographics that really hit the point home.

A further look at UK Channel Four’s My Transsexual Summer, on representation and what gets left out in the storytelling narrative.

And finally, are bronies challenging the definition of masculinity?

By Bip
Bip lives in Sydney, Australia, where she attempts to study how viruses work and hopes someone gives her a PhD for it. Apart from microscopic organisms, she also has a soft spot for animals, humans and robots. Bip was raised Muslim and female but is now skeptical of both.
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