Feminism

Quickies: Lily Tomlin, LGBT PoCs, Demisexuality, Butch Vs Trans

Quickies: Lily Tomlin, LGBT PoCs, Demisexuality, Butch Vs Trans

Lily Tomlin on Being a Woman, a Lesbian, and Aging in Hollywood – [Warning: Autoplay] In this Huffington Post Live interview of Lily Tomlin and Paul Weitz for their upcoming movie Grandma, Tomlin talks about feminism, age discrimination, abortion and being gay. Straight Pride Posters go up at Ohio University – Fliers posted anonymously on Youngstown State University campus stated, R... »

Hillary Clinton: A Feminist Progressive We Can Believe In… Or Can We?

Hillary Clinton: A Feminist Progressive We Can Believe In… Or Can We?

This weekend Hillary Clinton officially announced her candidacy for presidency! Wow! A woman president? How progressive! Finally marginalized people will have a voice! Ehhhh not really. Hillary Clinton is a woman, and it would be revolutionary to have a woman be the President of the United States, no one is denying that. But the idea that just because she’s a woman all her policies will be progres... »

Why Queering Gender Onstage Still Matters

Why Queering Gender Onstage Still Matters

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to see a production of Hair directed and performed by some of my friends through a youth-specific theater company. I’d never thought much of the musical before. Yes, it had a few great songs, but mostly it seemed like a confusing rock opera about a bunch of people doing drugs and having sex, neither of which I could relate to, in the name of countercu... »

Family Meme Time

Family Meme Time

What do you do when a normally cool close family member sends you an obnoxious meme? My Dad and I send each other gross and funny stuff off the internet all the time. We’re close, and share a similar wicked sense of humor and appreciation for outlandish pranks. Despite my parents’ divorce when I was very little, he has always been an involved and supportive presence in my life. I’... »

Quickies: New CA Laws, Flipping Scripts, and #WhatTransLooksLike

Quickies: New CA Laws, Flipping Scripts, and #WhatTransLooksLike

CA to Ban Trans and Gay Panic Defenses – Currently, CA law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the defendant was suddenly provoked. Once the governor signs AB2501 into law, defendants will no longer be able to us a victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation in this defense. CA to Colleges: Sex Requires Affirmative Consent – Another awesome piece of CA legis... »

Quickies: Hate Crime, SCOTUS, Singapore Pride, and Legos

Quickies: Hate Crime, SCOTUS, Singapore Pride, and Legos

Transgender Teen Stabbed on Metro – A fifteen year old trans girl was stabbed by a stranger on the Washington DC Metro. The assailant was caught and is being held without bond. Prosecutes are describing the stabbing as a hate crime. The girl’s wounds were not life threatening. Indian universities edit application forms to include trans students – Students applying for scholarship... »

Breaking: College men respond positively to women behaving in stereotypically feminine ways

Breaking: College men respond positively to women behaving in stereotypically feminine ways

That’s what this study should have been titled; instead, the researchers decided to go with the equally inane question “Why Do Men Prefer Nice Women?”, as the title. What a great question. We should definitely study why someone would prefer to be around a nice person as opposed to what, an asshole? Here is the study abstract for reference: Responsiveness may signal to a potential partner that one ... »

Religious Liberty and the Right to Discriminate: How Privileging Religious Belief Endangers Civil Rights

Religious Liberty and the Right to Discriminate: How Privileging Religious Belief Endangers Civil Rights

Deference to religious belief, specifically Christianity, is deeply ingrained in American culture, so much so that arguments that would look suspiciously like discrimination, bigotry, and hate are not only excused but held up by our Supreme Court when coated in the veneer of religious liberty. Such was the case with the recent, infamous Hobby Lobby decision where Justice Alito stated that sincere ... »

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