Posts Tagged transgender

#TransHealthcareNow: Why now is the time for the most vital form of trans inclusion

Conferences tend to be rather staid affairs that are rigidly structured by lovelessly adumbrated agendas. Pre-planned panels and speeches dominate those agendas. Thus, when someone goes off-script somehow, the results are bound to be fascinating.

Last Thursday the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) in New York City provided a happy off-ramp from the script of HX Refactored, a healthcare conference taking place in Manhattan, when they participated in a direct action on stage to advocate for trans-inclusive Medicaid coverage in New York. A banner was proudly unfurled, speeches were made, and everything flew off script—to the applause of many in the audience, no less, a hopeful sign if ever there was one. The state’s new health commissioner, Howard Zucker, bore ...

Conferences tend to be rather staid affairs that are rigidly structured by lovelessly adumbrated agendas. Pre-planned panels and speeches dominate those agendas. Thus, when someone goes off-script somehow, the results are bound to be fascinating.

Last Thursday the ...

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Shattering the sexual skyhook: A review of Numenera’s Love and Sex in the Ninth World

For a genre made up of nothing but imagination, many roleplaying games (RPGs) have shown a startling lack of it when it comes to reimagining social relations. Instead of giving players something wild and new to sink their teeth into, the escapism has always had a rather reductive and puerile bend to it at its worst when it comes to gender, sex, and even race. The construction of all the foregoing in most roleplaying games takes the shape of what I call a “skyhook society,” a world with social relations that are not well supported by what the history, lore, magic, or culture of the setting would make possible. If the world is clearly patriarchal, as many are, ...

For a genre made up of nothing but imagination, many roleplaying games (RPGs) have shown a startling lack of it when it comes to reimagining social relations. Instead of giving players something wild and new to ...

In the Name of Our Humanity: The Failure of Tolerance for LGBTQ People

There’s been an instructive imbroglio flaring between a few men in the middle echelons of the American commentariat. The New York Times’ Ross Douthat wrote about the “terms of surrender” that he and other opponents of LGBT  marriage equality were currently negotiating against what he sees as gay rights’ relentless march, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern forcefully declaims the dissembling disingenuousness inherent to the piece, and then a couple of other men from The Week have a go on the merry go round, with Michael Brendan Dougherty making a pluralist-inspired paean for “religious liberty,” and Damon Linker going further and asseverating that same sex marriage supporters are “the real bigots” in this debate.

There’s been an instructive imbroglio flaring between a few men in the middle echelons of the American commentariat. The New York Times’ Ross Douthat wrote about the “terms of surrender” that he and other opponents ...

Serving while transgender

A new reality series looks at the reality faced by the transgender people who serve in the very military which officially bans them.

A new reality series looks at the reality faced by the transgender people who serve in the very military which officially bans them.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Katie and Veronica

I mean, we already knew this, but it’s official: Transgender Equality Movement Will “Dismantle” Civilization, according to an op-ed in the Washington Times. 

Why Marissa Alexander‘s supporters are petitioning for release and not a new trial.

Pakistani Taliban say Malala has done ‘nothing’ to earn human rights prize. I’m pretty sure that’s the best endorsement you can get for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Yesterday California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Physician Assistants to perform first-trimester abortions, becoming the only state this year to pass legislation expanding abortion access.

A woman is forced to give birth alone without any medical help on the lawn of the Mexican health center ...

By Katie and Veronica

I mean, we already knew this, but it’s official: Transgender Equality Movement Will “Dismantle” Civilization, according to an op-ed in the Washington Times. 

Why Marissa Alexander‘s supporters are petitioning for release and ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Katie and Juliana

New report illustrates obstacles for Trans immigrants

Guilt, booze and teenage rape

More than half of female doctors in Australia sexually harassed by patients

Meet the Members of Congress who think they deserve to be paid during the government shutdown. 

Fox News thinks all Latin@s eat tacos. 

Michelle Rodriguez talks about her career, the world talks about her sexuality. Latino Rebels talks about her ambition and her focus on female empowerment.

If you’re not reading the Pervocracy’s Cosmocking series (in which they make fun of the sexism and poor dating advice the magazine provides) start now.

This video of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s speech against the government shutdown gave me goosebumps.

Are we

By Katie and Juliana

New report illustrates obstacles for Trans immigrants

Guilt, booze and teenage rape

More than half of female doctors in Australia sexually harassed by patients

Meet the Members of Congress ...

Quick Hit: DemocracyNow! on Chelsea Manning

If you don’t know DemocracyNow!, you should (and now you know). The radio and TV show, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan González, consistently provides excellent news coverage of the most important, and often least reported stories, AND brings you the voices of great guests, AND provides transcripts of their shows, AND provides Spanish language translation of their shows.

On Friday, the show had a  segment entitled ” ‘Empowering, So Brave’: Trans Activists Praise Chelsea Manning, Raise Fears over Prison Conditions.” Goodman talks to Lauren McNamara, a transgender activist and Manning online confidant as well as Chase Strangio, a staff lawyer at the ACLU and former Sylvia Rivera Law Project attorney. You can watch the entire ...

If you don’t know DemocracyNow!, you should (and now you know). The radio and TV show, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan González, consistently provides excellent news coverage of the most important, and ...

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