Monthly Archives: March 2010

What We Missed

TweetDaniel Eison and our own Chloe Angyal on policing gender in figure skating at Sociological Images. Today is César Chávez Day. Three women are suing Bank Of America/Merrill Lynch for gender discrimination. Riders Against Gender Exclusion protest gender markers on Philadelphia public transportation passes. This is an issue for other transgender and gender non-conforming communities [...]
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Lady Gaga: “Pop stars should not eat”

Tweet This just makes me sad. Early on in a New York Magazine profile of Lady Gaga we get this quote: At five-two and 100 pounds, with her hair styled into a mod blonde bob, [Lady Gaga] looked flush from a strict diet of starvation: “Pop stars should not eat,” she pronounced. Gaga gets a [...]
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Mandating chivalry is mandating sexism

Tweet “Okay, now you HAVE to cook me dinner.” A Latin teacher in Arizona has instituted a rule that all of his male students act like “gentleman” to the young women in class. Yes, that’s right – he’s mandated chivalry. [Cord] Ivanyi announced the initiative on the first day of class: • Boys would hold [...]
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Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility!

TweetMarch 31st, 2010 is the second annual International Transgender Day of Visibility. Rachel Crandall, who leads Transgender Michigan, started the day last year and it’s already catching on in the community. Since Transgender Day of Remembrance is focused on remembering and mourning those we have lost to violence it is good to have a day [...]
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Baltimore Archdiocese sues over ban on false advertising for crisis pregnancy centers

TweetThe Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore is suing the city over an ordinance requiring area crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) to post accurate information about the services they provide. The regulation, which went into effect in January, requires CPCs to post a sign in English and Spanish saying they do not provide abortion and contraception services. As [...]
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