Monthly Archives: May 2011

What We Missed

TweetVermont has passed single payer health care. Storm’s mother responds to the media silliness about not imposing a gender on her child, makes a lot of sense. Activists including Dan Choi were arrested for protesting the cancellation of Moscow Pride. Model Andrej Pejic (Vanessa wrote about him here) was included in FHM’s list of the [...]
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On the second anniversary of Dr. George Tiller’s assassination

TweetBecause today is the second anniversary of George Tiller’s assassination, it’s hard to not write about the anti-choice culture of violence that contributed to his death. It’s hard to not write about the forces that continue to threaten other critical abortion providers like Dr. Leroy Carhart. Just last week, a man was arrested in Wisconsin [...]
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Kirsten Gillibrand: The women’s movement is stalled

TweetI’ve got me a bone to pick with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. It was my mom who actually got pissed while watching Morning Joe last week and brought this conversation to my attention where Gillibrand, Tina Brown and others discuss the state of women in politics. No, it wasn’t the part where she talks about how [...]
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Cadbury runs ad comparing Naomi Campbell to chocolate bar

Tweet If you think a chocolate company would be the least likely suspect to run a racist advertisement, think again. Naomi Campbell is understandably up in arms about a new ad Cadbury Chocolate ran in newspapers in Europe last week. On the advertisement for their new product, Bliss, it says, “Move over, Naomi, there’s a [...]
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I am not your tragic trans narrative

TweetIt seems whenever there’s a profile or personal narrative of a trans person in mainstream media it has to be somehow tragic. And I’m so over it. Because I think we’re amazing. There’s one kind of narrative about transition that makes it in the mainstream: I was suffering constantly, I knew I was in the [...]
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