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Lyla Cicero @undercoverinthesuburbs ?

active 1 year, 9 months ago
  • Lyla Cicero commented on the blog post Guest Post: Femme Privilege Does Not Exist   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    I appreciate reading this, and it reminds me of my own experience as a bisexual woman. I frequently receive criticism that I shouldn’t remark about my invisibility as a queer woman because of my “privilege” of being able to pass as straight. I find it highly problematic to get into comparing levels of oppression. That [...]

  • Originally Appeared on Rolereboot.org.   Iceland, Germany, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Latvia, Belarus, Moldova, Romania, Czhech Republic, Macedonia, Bosnia, Croatia, Ecuador, and a total of 178 countries have federally mandated paid maternity leave. Fifty of these countries offer leave to fathers. (Yes, they all should!) The United States has no federally mandated paid parental leave. ZERO. [...]

  • Lyla Cicero commented on the blog post A sea change in transgender rights   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thanks for this. I just wanted to add the new WPATH Standards of Care. You mentioned the goal of being able to determine our genders without having to go through gatekeepers. As a mental health professional who works with transgender and gender variant folks, I was thrilled when these new standards of care came out [...]

  • I am dumbfounded by this? I don’t understand why anything on a shirt should get someone barred from flying, aside from possibly “I’m wearing a bomb.” You may feel it’s in poor taste to fly with the word fuck on your shirt – but isn’t there free speech in this country. I don’t think you [...]

  • Lyla Cicero wrote a new blog post: To the Queer Kids of America: Amendment One is a Form of Bullying   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Originally appeared on RoleReboot.org. This letter is to all the queer kids, the gay, lesbian, and bi kids, to the young adults who identify as transgender, genderqueer, pansexual, and/or androgynous, to the questioning kids, to the kids who were born intersex, to the high school and college kids in North Carolina and around the country. This [...]

  • As a therapist who specializes in sex therapy with sexual minorities, including the kind community, I have to agree that the assertion that certain sexual preferences or fantasies are somehow a slap in the face to feminism is off base. I would argue women who are “professional” or for various reasons feel empowered and are [...]

  • Originally Appeared on RoleReboot.org  The first time it happened, I was at a Mothers of Multiples Club welcome brunch.  My fantasy was that my terror at the impending birth of my twins would dissipate as soon as I met the wise kindred spirits who would be guiding me through the transition to multiple-motherhood.  Much to my [...]

  • Lyla Cicero commented on the blog post Telling women to smile is sexist   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Thank you this was so validating to read. I am 34 and actually I have to say this happens to me a lot less than it used to, but that may be because I am more often with my children or husband. This used to happen to me all the time and it infuriated me. [...]

  • Lyla Cicero became a registered member   2 years, 7 months ago · View

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