Monthly Archives: October 2010

Arkansas School Board Member: “The only way im wearin (purple)…is if they all commit suicide”

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetTwo news items from yesterday: 1) The Department of Education sent out a letter to schools that “clarifies the relationship between bullying and discriminatory harassment,” observing that since homophobic bullying is gender-based, it violates the law, and schools must address and prevent it. 2) A school board official in Arkansas (Clint McCance) declared on Facebook that wearing [...]
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How not to prevent sexual harrassment

Tweet This graphic was taken from an Egyptian website for a campaign to stop sexual and street harrassment. The campaign itself I’m all for (despite some rather interesting wording, which may be a translation issue) but this graphic does a terrible job of representing the campaign. First of all, the woman (who is represented by [...]
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Help Colorlines celebrate love

Tweet Colorlines Editor Kai Wright told readers earlier this month that he wants to celebrate love more at Colorlines. I’m not entirely sure, but I believe it’s in response to the recent barrage of youth suicides. Either way, I think it’s a fabulous idea. In Kai’s words: There may be a long road ahead to [...]
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Marie Claire piece questions whether “fatties” on TV are offensive

Tweet Yes, this was the actual headline, and this was an actual piece by a mainstream women’s magazine. Maura Kelley questions whether the show, Mike & Molly (which is about a couple who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous group) and others with overweight actors is too offensive for viewers: My initial response was: Hmm, being [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Gender Outlaws

Tweet Seal Press recently sent me a review copy of this anthology that I’ve been eagerly awaiting since I heard about it. Two of the better known gender-bending authors out there, Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman teamed up to create Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. The anthology begins with a online chat between Bear [...]
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