Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.
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- Marriage and the Intersection of Gender and Race
- New Congo Rape Statistics Inspire Competitive Headlines, Not Much Else
- Meanwhile, in the American Uterus Wars
- Naomi Wolf: Liberty, Interrupted
- it’s been a method of survival, right from the start
- In defense of prudes – Sex News, Sex Talk – Salon.com
- The Social Construction of the Mothering Instinct
- “While you are out slutwalking, I will be at the library…
- Chaz Bono on biology (by Suzie)
- Amazon Pulls Yaoi From the Kindle
- I guess fish don’t count
– “The gendered rates of outmarriage likely reflect the way in which we gender race and racialize gender. ”
– “These same newspapers that report these numbers with horror and very little background or analysis will tomorrow resort to shaming and casting doubt on rape victims from their own communities. Tomorrow, when it is no longer convenient to feign interest in rape, it will be back to business as usual. ”
– The only places able, by law, to provide crisis pregnance counselling in South Dakota are refusing to provide this service to women seeking abortion, therefore those women cannot legally obtain the abortion they seek.
– “The last third of Give Me Liberty is truly meant to be a handbook for American revolutionaries, with Wolf reminding American citizens of the many political tools at our disposal, such as leading a protest, running for office, speaking out or starting a non-profit. But last December Wolf openly disputed two women’s attempts to wield those tools. The question we’re left with, then, is can we, the people, accept that?”
– “Things like delays, stimming, lack of eye contact, avoidance of people, they’re all traditionally seen by researchers through their own presuppositions; that is to say, researchers make assumptions about what autistic behaviour means based on what it would mean IF A NT PERSON behaved that way, rather than consulting autistics and getting a general consensus. See the problem?”
– I’m too sexual — except for when I’m not sexual enough. Those are the classic oppositional forces that women face. A couple of years ago, I wrote an essay titled, “In defense of casual sex” and now I’m publishing a piece titled “In defense of prudes”; these arguments aren’t in conflict. What I’m calling for is authentic sexual expression and exploration, whatever its form.
– “Interesting how this narrative leaves invisible all of the female animals that kill and eat other animals, including other animals’ babies.”
– Thanks for telling us, Totally-Not-Getting-It-Dude!
– “If a conservative said, even with humor, that he could barely tolerate women and all their chattiness; if he said men and women have different brains, and suggested that testosterone makes a person like gadgets, wouldn’t a “lifelong liberal” like writer Cintra Wilson challenge him? So, why doesn’t she question Bono on his retro view of gender? Perhaps she doesn’t because she’s too busy confronting “a whole swag-bag full of transphobias that I didn’t know I’d had.””
– “Censoring explicit queer subject matter while refusing to censor explicit straight material is homophobia, pure and simple.”
– “Damned straight. I certainly hope more people care about living creatures than they do about what weird religious sect their friends have adopted.”