ActivismBullyingCissexismDiscriminationGenderTransgender

Respect For Gender Identity Is Not A Reward.

lately I have noticed on facebook, twitter and other social media that some cis and transgender people have come to the idea that if they don’t like a particular trans person, they can choose to not respect that person’s gender identity as an attack on them.   This is at …

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Quickies

QUICKIES 07/15/2013

Malaysian politician appoints the country’s first transgender political secretary, a transwoman named Hezreen Shaik Daud. Daud, a former NGO project officer, speaks English, Malaysian, Mandarin and Hokkein. George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of all charges. Thousands across the country immediately took to the streets to protest the verdict, …

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BullyingFeatured

Town Outdoes Its “Wrong” Quota

TW: sexual assault on a minor, bullying, small town sports culture You can tell when an author has made an effort with their writing to shock. This is not to say that is their only goal, but the slow, persistent build up of horror is distinctive. It is with that …

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Quickies

QUICKIES 11/26/2012

Depressing: a judge in Maine ruled in favor of a school district after school officials prohibited a young transgirl from using the girls’ restroom. I’m incredulous that the judge found that singling out a particular girl and denying her the right to use the same restroom as other girls “…did …

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Feminism

Lying Liars Telling Lies

I’m very familiar with the lies of the “pro-life” movement. Whenever I’m wandering the interwebs and encounter a patch of tall grass, I deliberately walk through it in case a Forced Birthizard appears. I’ve swum alongside the Cinibar Islands, fought MissingNo. and acquired infinite masterballs. Online, I’m ready for these …

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Bullying

Different Comedians Have Different Styles, you see…

Anyone in guffaw withdraw from the lack of hilarious rape jokes from Daniel Tosh can relax: the bros at Friendly Rabid Atheists have got your back. It’s been absolutely fascinating watching the evolution of the “Should we put up with sexual harassment with a coy smile and a curtsey?” debate …

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Quickies

QUICKIES 07/16/2012

The Netherlands has granted asylum to any LGBT immigrants from Iraq. Daniel Tosh does actually have a history of encouraging men to assault women, videotape it, and then send it in to be shown on his show. The NAACP audience was not amused by Romney. Check out their reactions, which …

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Bullying

This Bullying Bullshit is Bad for the Brand

There’s been a lot of talk about sexual harassment from the obvious angles: how it’s bad for those targeted specifically (because barf, who wants to deal with some skeezy dude all up in your space?) and how it’s bad for conference attendance generally (because barf, who wants to go to …

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