Posts Tagged sweden

Quick Hit: More on that Swedish school that’s fighting gender bias

Children play in the garden of “Egalia”. Fredrik Sandberg / AP file

Remember that Swedish pre-school that’s fighting gender bias with totally common sense but nonetheless badass tactics like ‘treating everyone the same’ ?  Well if you were interested in that story, you should check out this piece as a follow up. Turns out things are going pretty swimmingly for the school that’s breaking ground and taking names when it comes to flouncing this whole “gender inequality thing”. This most recent profile offers some charming new details about the teachers’ efforts to provide the students with a gender neutral education including their use of the gender neutral pronoun “hen” (or no pronoun at all, substituting it ...

Children play in the garden of “Egalia”. Fredrik Sandberg / AP file

Remember that Swedish pre-school that’s fighting gender bias with totally common sense but nonetheless badass tactics like ‘treating everyone the same’ ?  Well ...

Sweden keeps forced sterilization law for trans people

Apparently my go-to back-up country in case the U.S. goes to shit (oh, wait…) of lovely liberal idealism isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. In fact, their law around transgender individuals seeking to legally change their assigned gender is pretty fucking archaic — but what’s worst is that they recently decided to not change it:

Members of the Swedish government have announced they will not change the current law requesting transgender people to undergo sterilisation.

A majority of the Swedish Parliament is for an abolishment of the law but a small conservative party is putting a halt to the change. [...]

The 1972 law being kept in force states that a person wanting their ...

Apparently my go-to back-up country in case the U.S. goes to shit (oh, wait…) of lovely liberal idealism isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. In fact, their law around transgender individuals seeking to legally change ...

Wikileaks 101: Media Roundup, And Technology that Truly Empowers

For those of you who haven’t heard, Julian Assange, founder and editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, the non-profit media organization responsible for releasing a host of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources, including, most recently, thousands of classified diplomatic cables in an incident now known fondly as “Cablegate,” has been arrested for rape allegations.

Whew. That was a long sentence. And this is a sort of complicated story. But the situation is basically this. Assange made lots of trouble for lots of people by exposing all these secret messages, but he also became a kind of hero for some champions of freedom of information. Then, word got out that two Swedish women had brought charges ...

For those of you who haven’t heard, Julian Assange, founder and editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, the non-profit media organization responsible for releasing a host of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources, including, most ...