Web comics starring or with WoC?
fuckyeahethnicwomen: Care to make a list, tumblr? [Editing post with replies, check op for updates fuck yeah, women of the rainbow] Octopus Pie Penny & Aggie* Princess Princess Namesake Saint’s Way Monster Pulse Cheap Thrills*** Battlepug*** Questionable Content** The Fox Sister Kiwi Blitz Girls With Slingshots Gunnerkrigg Court KhaosKomix Hanna Is Not A Boy’s Name ...
Turkish doctors face fines for elective caesareans →
New law prohibits procedure except in emergencies, after use doubles in 10 years to account for 48% of births Turkey has become the first country to make elective caesarean sections punishable by law, threatening fines for doctors who persuade women to have surgery deemed unnecessary. President Abdullah Gül approved a law that permits caesareans only in the “case of a medical...
TW: RAPE Society has allowed rapists to define what resistance is: screaming,...– A section of the article “How I became a rape victim” (via sociolab) BOOM, rape culture at work… Can I also add, when you are in a situation that involves rape or you think might involve rape or looks like it might involve rape in a few minutes, its usually pretty scary to scream and kick…...
druggydigs: The Abortion Diaries, a short documentary by Penny Lane, where 12 women share their experiences with abortion. Check out the Abortion Diaries website for more information.
liquorinthefront: Transforming Family “A beautiful snapshot of current issues, struggles and strengths of transexual, transgender, and gender fluid parents (and parents to be) in North America today.”
Anonymous asked: I know it's pretty early for Halloween, but what are your thoughts on super-sexy Halloween costumes for women? I think they can be fun, even though I've never worn one (my parents would surely have strokes...), but sometimes it seems like it's almost expected once you hit a certain age.
I’m not a lady. The fact causes me no distress. I’m too vulgar and assertive to...– For Harriet (http://www.forharriet.com/2012/08/why-would-i-want-to-be-lady.html)
Anonymous asked: Hello Dames! I was wondering if you ladies could do a topic on single mums. I was raised by a single mum and whilst she was working I was left to the care of my grandparents. I have emotional scares from my childhood and am constantly put down by my family for being raised by a single parent. I want to know your guys' opinion on single mums, especially ones that balance a family and work....
jadedhippy asked: And right alongside his sexism I can't help but note that all the characters of color vanished under his tutelage (and there weren't THAT many to begin with), except for one who was gone within one short story arc cuz she regenerated into River Song... I have friends who like Moffat better, but I just don't understand.
vegfem5evur asked: Some of the fans reactions to the possibility of a female Doctor are quite upsetting- I've seen far too many 'that would ruin the show' and 'oh dear god no's around this discussion. I understand some fans being upset because they would no longer find the Doctor attractive, but if that's all they're watching for, they are many other series to watch.
Anonymous asked: I thought Steven Moffat was great...but then I learned he is about as sexist as it gets. A female Doctor Who would be great but I don't trust him to be the one to depict it, if that makes sense.
Anonymous asked: I feel like a female doctor who would be a MAJOR turning point for feminism. If Time-lords can change gender then it'd be so weird and completely improbable if the Doctor somehow magically never did. It's just about public opinion now really, so if it happened, it would be like a massive, wonderful uplifting thing, that society is finally ready to accept strong female characters into...
feministinthetardis asked: Haha, that was exactly my reaction. Having read the article and quote I remain skeptical, but yeah so many conflicting feelings.
Anonymous asked: EXACT SAME FEELING OVER MOFFAT WRITING A FEMALE DOCTOR. I'd love a woman playing the Doctor (or really anyone who isn't a white man) but NO MOFFAT NO.
Anonymous asked: I heard a discussion on the radio when someone involved said he could see that happening one day, although can't remember which programme. But if you check out @DrWhoOnline on twitter, sadly there seems to be a mixed response. Might be worth a quick google though!
Vermont Scouts say LGBTs are welcome
qbits: At least it’s a start. Only 49 more to go… Q. At least one state chapter of the Boy Scouts of America is not prepared to toe the line with the organization’s national ban on LGBTs joining the scouts 12 August 2012| By Andrew Potts The Vermont Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed its non-discriminatory stance allowing LGBTs to be scouts and scout masters in the face...
feministinthetardis asked: www entertainmentwise com/photos/85972/1/Steven-Moffat-Drops-A-Female-Doctor-Who-Bombshell Here is a link re: future female doctor.
Anonymous asked: Erm, the Doctor is male.
Anonymous asked: Have noticed the discussion about a possible future female Doctor Who?
Greenbrae's Plumb pens book of poems about being...
transqueery: ANDY PLUMB KNEW he was different when, at age 9, he plucked his mother’s clothes out of the laundry basket and put them on. It felt good, but he didn’t know why. On Christmas Eve the year he was 16, his mother discovered his secret. But it wasn’t until he was studying English at Sonoma State University in the ’70s that the longtime Greenbrae resident embraced being transgendered....
Transendent Lives: Media Portrayals of Transition →
People often believe that transition is just a simple surgery and then poof, magically over. This really is the fault of the media, who are unable to truly represent it in the short span of time they have for their stories. It’s so common to make it appear easy and magical that there’s even a trope about it (and I just ruined the rest of someone’s day just by linking that). It’s such a pervasive...
The Guardian: Asexuality always existed, you just... →
neutrois: More people are openly identifying as asexual, but the complex world of asexuality is still misunderstood by the mainstream Great article in the Guardian (UK) about Asexual Visibility. I started identifying as asexual but it didn’t mean that anything about my sexuality had changed, simply that I now had a word to describe it.
“My New Mommy:” The Right Children’s Book for a... →
fuckyeavaguelycutetransparents: THIS is how trans* education starts. With OUR kids showing them that we are ok, we are well, we are beautiful and we are moving towards happy. Then they spread that knowledge in an organic way. BRILLIANT & ESSENTIAL! Now we need transmale and non binary versions to make the full set then get them published into one of those mini book box sets x
Anonymous asked: The current featured video - I re watched the last bit a couple of times and it did keep doing it, but don't worry it seems to have stopped now. Sorry about that!
Anonymous asked: At the end of Subi's video.... am I hearing things or when it look like it's compeltely done is there some weird sort of scrumpling breathing in noises? I'm so confused :L
Bank of Canada bans image of Asian-looking woman... →
ninja-suffragette: hexephra: The Toronto groups were positive about the image of an Asian woman because “it is seen to represent diversity or multiculturalism.” In Quebec, however, “the inclusion of an Asian without representing any other ethnicities was seen to be contentious.” One person in Fredericton commented: “The person on it appears to be of Asian descent which doesn’t rep(resent)...
The Radical Notion: The Feminist Agenda. →
eatingwithafeminist: hellyeahfeminism: manic—impressive: So I keep reading about this “feminist agenda” from the right wing, and I’m a little confused. I mean, it doesn’t seem so strange to me that women should have the same rights as men, but maybe I’m missing something. Just to clear this up, I decided… My Feminist Agenda: 7:00am- Wake up 7:10am- Bathe in the...
Apologies for the lack of videos so far this week too it’s been…a tough week for a lot of us, for a variety of reasons. Will hopefully have at least one more video up before the end of tomorrow though, and thank you for bearing with us - Becca x
Among 35 major national print publications, including The New York Times and The...– — excerpted from “Men Rule Media Coverage of Women’s News” (via librariesandlemonade)
For Future Reference
glitteranddoomed: stfuetiquetteblogs: White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack Able-Bodied Privilege Christian Privilege Daily Effects of Straight Priviliege Heterosexual Privilege The Male Privilege Checklist Non-Trans Privilege Checklist We Can’t Be Equal While… THANK YOU
v-is-for-vulva: Dear cis white feminists, It is not my duty as a non-gender binary individual to come up with a cis privilege guide so that ya’ll can avoid cissexist and binarist language. Signed, Me. No it’s not. There is one here: http://www.amptoons.com/blog/2006/09/22/the-non-trans-privilege-checklist/
BEAT (Beat Eating Disorders) Services run live... →
Live chat is Beat’s online service where you can talk to others who are in a similar situation in real time. The chance to talk online in a safe environment can be a really useful and positive experience. The Live chat is facilitated by an experienced Beat moderator who checks everything that is posted before it is shared. We have just launched weekly live chats for young people under 25 offering...