Quickies: 07/12/2012

The US Supreme Court will hear two cases challenging state and federal laws to do with gay marriage. Exciting times!

Why talking about gender in video games is still important.

72-year old Liu Xianping who models clothes for his daughter’s fashion line not only highlights how we perform gender, but how we perform age as well.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports organisation UFC announces a female division and takes on its first openly gay fighter. Please ignore the slight sexism in the article and only rejoice in the changing nature of women’s sport.

Featured image is of Liu Xianping from Soc Images, challenging stereotypes while looking fine.

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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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