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By blue milk on June 4, 2012
Reading Clementine Ford’s piece in Daily Life on teenage sexuality something struck me about the young girls she was describing. The arrival of One Direction certainly took Australia by storm – mostly because nobody outside of the 12-17 year old teen girl bracket and a handful of their mothers had ever heard of them. But [...]
By blue milk on March 2, 2012
In short: sexualization is performance; it’s all about being desirable to others. Sexuality is understanding and connecting to your own desire. At the reading, Orenstein shared this passage from Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Let me be clear here: I object– strenuously– to the sexualization of girls but not necessarily to girls having sex. I expect [...]
By Guest Hoyden on February 28, 2012
Being an ally means talking to people about asexuality and accepting their identity as they describe it. It means asking questions only when you’re genuinely interested in hearing the answer. If your mindset is already fixed at “I don’t quite understand x, therefore asexuality cannot be valid,” then do everyone a favour and just walk away.
By Lauredhel on May 29, 2009
First, bfp at Flip Flopping Joy: “what is butch?” but then i see sites specifically for butches–and all i see are women who clearly are spending hours and hours and tons of money getting dressed up–with plucked eyebrows even! –and i wonder, what makes those women any different than femme girls? aren’t they ‘performing’ the [...]
By Lauredhel on January 10, 2009
OK, “What the fuck, Catholic Church?” is like shooting fish in a barrel. But here it is, anyway. The next instalment in my “What the fuck?” series.
Roman Catholic doctors and cardinals are wetting their pants with glee over the fact that an 85 year old chemist who contributed to the original synthesis of norethisterone has now “confessed”, “recanted”, or whatever
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By Lauredhel on April 21, 2008
Edit: My Blogging Against Disablism day contribution on this issue is now up here: “BADD: The radical notion that people with disabilities are people, and Australia’s 2020 Summit” ~~~ A couple of things I noticed about the Health section of the initial report from the 2020 Summit: – There was no mention of patient autonomy [...]