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Some thoughts on MichFest

Originally posted on Hypotaxis:
Owing to the extreme generosity of a dear friend, my wife and I will be able to attend MichFest this year. My wife has attended before, but for me, it will be the first, and – as it turns out – last time to visit the land. All I know about…

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Pornography and Rape: A Causal Model by Diana E. H. Russell

Originally posted on Preserving Women's Work:
Pornography and Rape: A Causal Model : Diana E. H. Russell Source: Political Psychology,Vol. 9, No. 1 (Mar., 1988), pp. 41-73 Pornography and Rape A Causal Model (link)

Jazz Jennings, teen boy, shows women how to “woman”

Originally posted on Hypotaxis:
*This post was written in conjunction with the brilliant Phonaesthetica.  Hey, gals, guess what? This fourteen-year-old boy is a role model for YOU. Yep, you, full-grown-ass women. Meet Jazz Jennings, YOUR ROLE MODEL. This weekend, we sat a spell to watch an OWN documentary all about our role model. We wanted…

Owen Jones’s Diary

Originally posted on Feminists Unknown's Blog:
Feb 17th 2015 RTs: 150 New followers: 34 Dissenting tweets: 57 – v v bad PANTS! Been asked to write a thing on Stonewall starting to represent trans people. NO IDEAS WHATSOEVER! Could always talk to trans people, I suppose, but had plans to watch some telly and hook…

6′ 3″, 280 lb transwoman and martial expert punches woman when she questions his presence in the women’s bathroom. Woman loses 5 teeth and accrues $60,000 in medical expenses

Originally posted on Ban Rapists & Violent Predators from Changing Legal Gender & Name:
From St. Petersburg Times Cross-dressing man sentenced for battery A judge says the man convicted of battery, who is awaiting a sex change, could face harsh treatment in state prison. By GEOFF DOUGHERTY © St. Petersburg Times, published September 25, 1999 NEW…

On Planet Fitness and the question of judgment

Originally posted on phonaesthetica:
My parents worked hard to instill good judgment in me, because kids are born with no judgment at all: I will put this cigarette butt in my mouth! I refuse to wear a jacket in winter! Watch me climb up on the roof and jump off into a pile of sofa…

Gay man to gay man: An Open Letter to Owen Jones.

Originally posted on whoiscis:
Owen, I’ve previously read a some of your work, admittedly not taking much notice either way. However your inflammatory article, misrepresenting what actually took place at Stonewall by crediting trans people for gay rights, peaked my interested. So did the anti-female, and yes, anti-gay allegiances that you have made in the…

How Quickly It Happens

Originally posted on Transgender Reality:
Remember being a teenager?  A crush you’d had for a week felt like it had lasted forever and probably meant you should marry the person, the new political idea you had was the one true belief, and so on.  In teenage world, emotions run high and obsessions develop quickly.  Watch what…

Why I don’t agree with the article – ‘Becoming a Woman: Trans Women and Male Violence’.

Originally posted on Shack Diaries:
First of all I want to make it clear that this is not a personal attack on Caroline Criado-Perez. I just don’t agree with many aspects of her article: ‘Becoming a Woman: Trans Women and Male Violence’. https://weekwoman.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/becoming-a-woman-trans-male-violence/ Though our views may vary, I understand that feminism encompasses differing views…

The Day “Mirror” and I Started Dating: How I Am Learning to Move Past What I Look Like

I am opening Anna Deavere Smith’s “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992″ tomorrow night (January 27 @ 8pm) hope to see you all during the course of the run. I play a myriad of phenomenally distinct characters that range from a Korean merchant gunshot victim to a Jewish Police Commissioner. I am so honored to have this…

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