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  • Additionally upsetting is the following excerpt, from a psychologist quoted in an ABC article about the Rutgers student:

    “The impact of the incident may have been made worse by that Clementi was reportedly captured in a romantic encounter with another young man. Public revelation of a person’s sexuality can be tremendously humiliating. “The perfect analogy in [...]

  • radishette wrote a new blog post: Trans-Positive Media: NYTimes “The Night Keeper”   5 years, 1 month ago · View

    In a weekly sound-and-image series called "One in 8 Million," the New York Times tells just some of the city’s untold stories. This week it shares, with respect and poignancy (yay!), the story of a transwoman, Pepper Harris, who sleeps during the day and stays up all night. Check it out. (You may need to sign up for [...]

  • radishette wrote a new blog post: ELCA Approves Support of Same-Sex Partners   5 years, 2 months ago · View

    The Evangenlical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA, is currently (literally right now) holding its Churchwide Assembly in Minneapolis, MN. Over the past few years, the ELCA has moved closer and closer to acceptance and support of same-sex marriage/partnership, with the voting margin slimming constantly. My friend Jason is liveblogging via Facebook and reports: …the ELCA has committed [...]

  • radishette wrote a new blog post: “Lunch Is Worth Waiting For”   5 years, 2 months ago · View

    How I love The Onion. Study: Abstinence-Only Lunch Programs Ineffective At Combating Teen Obesity.

    "Although these students were repeatedly warned about the evils of eating and made to take fasting pledges, the abstinence-only program did little to curb their overall appetite for food," the report read in part. "In fact, students at Woodbridge were nearly three times more [...]

  • radishette wrote a new blog post: What If Susan Boyle Couldn’t Sing?   5 years, 6 months ago · View

    Like so many of us, I’ve been watching (and re-re-watching) Susan Boyle’s moving, ass-kicking, stereotype-defying performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" since it exploded across the net a couple days ago. And like so many of us, I’m genuinely moved to tears every time, and so proud of this woman for having the confidence to overcome the [...]

  • Hello Feministers! I’m passing this on as a favor to my friend Kyle and as a move toward queer visibility. She’s a theatre major at a small midwestern college, and she’s having trouble finding lesbians to interview for her senior studio project. Kyle’s been awesome on campus and has helped produce Vagina Monologues and do other [...]

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