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?

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