Posts tagged "transgender"

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gay Marriage Is Inevitable

Ruth Bader Ginsburg told Bloomberg that gay marriage is inevitable. (RawStory)
And speak of the devil, check out this woman’s awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg tattoo. (CNN)
A high school teacher talks about how to effectively teach dead white male authors to students who are tired of studying dead white male authors. (The

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 12, 2015

Alabama’s Supreme Court Won’t Stop Gay Marriage In The State

Alabama’s Supreme Court decided not to impede gay marriages in the state. [New York Times]
Slate has a guide on best practices when writing about Bruce Jenner and gender transition. [Slate]
A 61-year-old man has been cleared of privacy charges after taking an upskirt photo of a 13-year-old girl. [Daily Dot]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 9, 2015

L’Oréal’s Women In Science Fellowship Is Taking Applications From Lady Scientists

Hey, lady scientists! L’Oréal wants to fund your research! [The Mary Sue]
Why are so many male feminists being accused of rape? [Jezebel]
Here’s a dang good argument for adopting “they” as a singular pronoun. [Feministing]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 4, 2015

Kanye, Kim & The Whole Kardashian Family Get Behind Bruce Jenner’s Transition

How did Bruce Jenner’s family react to the new that the Olympian is transgender and going to live life as a woman? Apparently everyone was pretty quick to be supportive, which is great news. [People]
At least 23 people are dead in that TransAsia airplane crash in Taiwan. So sad. [People]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2015

New York Pastor: Justin Bieber Is Trans* And Regrets Getting Surgery

New York pastor Rev. James David Manning has some pretty bizarre impressions about how being trans* and/or queer/gay/lesbian/whatever else works, because he’s asserting in a YouTube video that children ages 6-10 are getting gender reassignment surgeries and regretting those surgeries by the time they’re 20 years old. He’s citing Justin Bieber as an example. A…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 2, 2015

Our Justice System Is Sentencing Domestic Abuse Survivors To Life Without Parole

Our justice system’s misunderstandings about domestic violence are putting abuse survivors into jail for life without parole. [The Atlantic]
Clergy, priests, and monks sent their own photos to a Florida police department so that they would stop using pictures of Black youth for target practice. [Washington Post]
Read about the women who…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Detractors Are Staying Away From Gender-Based Attacks

Hillary Clinton’s critics are focusing less on gender-based attacks as the election season gears up. [New York Times]
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for transgender protections in the state’s civil rights laws. [Human Rights Campaign]
Apple’s only female executive, Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, has a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 23, 2015

Bruce Jenner Will Allegedly Address His Changing Appearance On “KUWTK”

Bruce Jenner is apparently going to address tabloid rumors that he is getting gender reassignment surgery on an upcoming episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” In Touch recently featured Bruce on the cover, Photoshopped to look like he was wearing makeup and with his head on a woman’s body. Bruce is apparently “hurt”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 21, 2015

Trans Teenager Leelah Alcorn’s Funeral Had To Be Moved Following Threats Against Her Family

The funeral for Leelah Alcorn, the trans teen who committed suicide last week, had to be moved after her family started receiving threats. [Cosmopolitan]
One of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s grand jurors is suing the prosecutor, Bob McCulloch, for botching the case. [RawStory]
“Skinny” health insurance plans that allow…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 5, 2015

The Civil Rights Act Now Covers Protections For Transgender Individuals

The Justice Department is now interpreting the Civil Rights Act to include protections for transgender people. (The Grio)
The Miss World Pageant is no longer including the bikini portion. (The Independent)
Nonviolent drug criminals who are serving bloated sentences that they wouldn’t be serving under the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act might be…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 20, 2014

2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate]
Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot]
An Uber driver has been accused of…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014

UVA Isn’t Backing Down From Its Investigation Into The Rolling Stone-Reported Gang Rape

Even if Rolling Stone is dropping the ball on supporting their source, Jackie, in the UVA gang rape scandal, UVA itself isn’t backing down from their investigation. [Slate]
Michelle Duggar’s campaign to repeal protections against housing and employment discrimination for LGBT people in Fayetteville, Arkansas has succeeded with Ordinance 119 being overturned. Why…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 10, 2014

What Radical Democracy Looks Like In A Transphobic Culture: Meredith Talusan Vs. The Telluride Association

I hate talking on the phone, and so I was nervous to call Meredith Talusan: You get the impression from her social media feed, and from accounts of the recent events at the Telluride Branch at Cornell University, that she might be one of those people who gets wrapped up in their outrage and i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 10, 2014

This Trans* Birth Announcement Is Melting The Internet’s Heart

A couple in Australia updated their trans son’s birth announcement in the Queensland Courier-Mail to correctly gender him, 19 years after their first announcement. “Oops! Our bad,” they said, adding, “Loving you is the easiest thing in the world.” M’aaaawwwwww, I love great parents. See the full announcement after the jump…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

See Elle Fanning’s Transformation Into A Transgender Teen

We were very surprised when Elle Fanning dyed her signature long, pale blonde hair into a brunette long bob. It was a completely different look, and a lot of people thought she was unrecognizable. That makeover is nothing compared to the drastic transformation Elle has gone through to play a transgender teen in her new…

By: The Gloss / November 19, 2014

America Is Basically Criminalizing The Fact Of Being Female (And Pregnant) With Personhood Laws

America is, in effect, criminalizing the very fact of having a female reproductive system. [NY Times]
Bangladesh had its first trans* pride march. [Raw Story]
Comedian Tig Notaro performed a comedy set topless after a double mastectomy. [Bitch]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

Simmons College Is Now Trans* Inclusive

Simmons College in Boston is adopting trans* inclusivity. [Boston Globe]
According to the Minneapolis media’s #PointerGate, pointing your finger makes you a gang member. [The Root]
If you believe women should like being catcalled, let Amanda Marcotte tell you why your opinion isn’t relevant. [Raw Story]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 7, 2014

Laverne Cox’s Documentary Special “The T-Word” Is Groundbreaking, Must-Watch TV

“When a baby is born, one of the first question asked when is it a boy, or is it a girl? But what if it’s not that simple?” The question, posed by actress and advocate Laverne Cox, sets the stage for the hour-long documentary, “ Laverne Cox Presents: The T-Word.” Cox, an executive producer o…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 17, 2014

New York City Wants To Make It Easier For Trans* Individuals To Change Their Birth Certificates

The New York Department of Health has proposed a new process by which transgender New Yorkers could change their sex on their birth certificates without having to get convertive surgery. Under the proposal, trans* citizens would only have to get an affidavit or affirmation from one of any number of healthcare professionals. City Councilman Cory…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 8, 2014

Transgender Woman Paula Overby Is Running For Congress In Minnesota

Paula Overby will become Minnesota’s first openly transgender candidate for Congress. [Huffington Post]
EJ Dickson talks about why we need to care when sex workers are murdered. [Daily Dot]
Veterans voiced their displeasure with FOX News’ Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld over their sexist comments about UAE pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 29, 2014
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