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Trans men have babies too

Did you catch those “provocative” teen pregnancy ads that were launched recently in Chicago?

Well, the Media Literacy Project has come up with a simple, effective counter-ad pointing out that some men do get pregnant–and while rarer it is not exactly “unexpected.”

Nothing like reality to throw a hiccup into a campaign that relies on shock value. And I love the line, “All families, whether born or chosen, thrive on love, not shame.” That’s a reminder that’s applicable in basically a bazillion situations.

Via Colorlines.

Did you catch those “provocative” teen pregnancy ads that were launched recently in Chicago?

Well, the Media Literacy Project has come up with a simple, effective counter-ad pointing out that some men do get pregnant–and ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

NSA surveillance and the male gaze.

Racist of the Week Paulina Deen has been fired.

But, before that, she inspired some really great tweets.

The Department of Ed will collect data on anti-LGBT bullying.

We need to talk about disability and feminism.

High schools are trying restorative justice to keep kids from dropping out.

On the “safe kind of brown.”

An open letter to gay men about women’s consent.

Oh no! The poor, poor sexually abusive colleges!

What’s a city Indian?

A female writer responds to Vice‘s recent spread fetishizing other female writers’ suicides.

We are the 15%.

What if fatness is part of human biodiversity?

On ...

NSA surveillance and the male gaze.

Racist of the Week Paulina Deen has been fired.

But, before that, she inspired some really great tweets.

The Department of Ed will collect data on ...

Quote of the Day: “Motherhood and fatherhood are not binaries”

I really love this piece by Jennifer Finney Boylan, who has spent six years parenting her children as a dad, followed by 12 years as a mom after her transition. I was especially moved by this section:

I understand the reluctance many people have to play down the importance of gender, or for that matter, biology, in parenting; a world in which male and female are not fixed poles but points in a spectrum is a world that feels unstable, unreal. And yet to accept the wondrous scope of gender is to affirm the potential of life, in all its messy beauty. Motherhood and fatherhood are not binaries. And that, I’d argue, is a good thing.

Only a small percentage ...

I really love this piece by Jennifer Finney Boylan, who has spent six years parenting her children as a dad, followed by 12 years as a mom after her transition. I was especially moved by this section:

Photo by Jessica Testa/Buzzfeed

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Policy Mic rounded up the 10 most racist tweets about the Boston Marathon bombing.

Carlos Arredondo was a hero of yesterday’s tragedy. He also happens to have moved to the U.S. without authorization.

Pope Francis reaffirms that those radical feminist nuns need to get in line.

Surprise! The Everyday Sexism Project gets a lot of hate mail.

CFC: “Not That Kind of Dr.

Check out this week’s report on the U.S. student movement from The Nation.

Diversity in YA celebrates new book releases.

Dr. Z on some uses of black male trans anger.

Want to join the Love Isn’t Enough team?

Rookie interviews Molly Ringwald.

Tufts’ health plan will ...

Policy Mic rounded up the 10 most racist tweets about the Boston Marathon bombing.

Carlos Arredondo was a hero of yesterday’s tragedy. He also happens to have moved to the U.S. without authorization.

Pope Francis

Potts

Weekly Feminist Reader

Three teens have been arrested for raping Audrie Potts, who killed herself in September. Check back in for more on Potts tomorrow from Maya.

Janet Mock is the Racialicious Crush of the Week!

Girls — and later women — decide not to run for office because they don’t want to be unlikeable, not because they are lacking leadership qualities.

Swiss bank punks men on “Equal Pay Day.”

Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous on “accidental” racism.

The Canadian police have reopened Rehtaeh Parsons’ rape case in the wake of her suicide. And Parsons’ dad demands change in a heartbreaking essay.

India’s anti-rape movement: redefining solidarity outside the colonial frame.

Despite protests of his “violently misogynistic ...

Three teens have been arrested for raping Audrie Potts, who killed herself in September. Check back in for more on Potts tomorrow from Maya.

Janet Mock is the Racialicious Crush of the Week!

LOL GOP

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A tragic account of second-wave feminist infighting.

The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence.

Four burning questions for Dean Spade.

Kendra James takes on Suzy Lee Weiss, Abigail Fischer, et al. at Racialicious.

Appalachian State University wants to protect its brand; student- and professor-activists want to end campus rape.

Lena Dunham’s “First Time” ad for Obama is up for a Webby.

Frat teaches members how to talk to Jewish women.

Out Magazine forgot about the power of POC and trans* people.

UNC is more concerned about false rape accusations than rape itself.

Happy Birthday, Frances Perkins!

DC comics to

Quick Hit: California bans insurance discrimination against trans* patients

As of yesterday, insurance companies in California can no longer discriminate against trans* patients, an essential step forward in light of the tremendous health disparities between trans* and cis people in the U.S. The Transgender Law Center reports:

California’s Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has issued guidance clarifying the obligations of California’s health plans under the Insurance Gender Nondiscrimination Act (see below)  In a groundbreaking directive to health plans, the DMHC confirmed that California’s Insurance Non-Discrimination Act of 2006, authored by former Assemblymember Paul Koretz, guarantees all people the right to access coverage for medically necessary care regardless of their gender identity or gender expression. The directive also provides that patients who are denied ...

As of yesterday, insurance companies in California can no longer discriminate against trans* patients, an essential step forward in light of the tremendous health disparities between trans* and cis people in ...

Superheroine

Weekly Feminist Reader

Fully dressed superheroines are about questioning the genre, not imposing a moral code.

Kai M Green: “I will never straighten out my wrist.”

Hillary Clinton: Helping women isn’t just a “nice” thing to do.

Speaking of which, check out Politico on Hillary Clinton Fever.

The New York Times reports on the NYPD’s policing of trans people of color.

Muslimah Pride, FEMEN, and feminism as self-determination.

Keyword research on retail sites has a lot to tell us about gender and “neutral” defaults.

The Crunk Feminist Collective interviews Kathryn Buford of Live Unchained.

My culture not outfit” campaign launches against cultural appropriation in fashion.

The idea of the “bikini body”

Fully dressed superheroines are about questioning the genre, not imposing a moral code.

Kai M Green: “I will never straighten out my wrist.”

Hillary Clinton: Helping women isn’t just a “nice” thing ...

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