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Sunday, 27 November 2011 18:08

Week' N News: Illegality Or Equality

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In France, it is a step ahead, a step behind.

One could wonder where will go UK financial aids? Certainly not in the pockets of the Zimbabwe's president.

A minister in Malaysia repeats once again that homosexuality is illegal and has no intention to change this.

Perhaps, in Denmark, you will be able to you marry in Lutheran churches.

Lastly, Google goes towards always more equality.

Published in Worldwide
Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:01

Exploring Gender: A Third Gender on Passports?

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Australia has introduced a new gender category on their passports: X or indeterminate for transgender or intersex individuals (Bielski). Britain is also considering this proposal (Baghdjian).According to both representatives in Britain and Australia, the change is to prevent discrimination against individuals who do not fit within traditional gender boundaries.

Published in Worldwide

Gabrielle-Ludwig

 

Being trans* and trying to pursue any career in sports is incredibly hard. Most associations consider hormones to be performance enhancers, so when you try to transition and be an athlete, the road can be rough or even impossible. One woman at Mission College in Santa Clara is breaking those barriers.

Published in Sport & Yoga
Monday, 29 October 2012 04:32

Exploring Gender: Dealing with Dysphoria

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There are so many facets to being trans*. Between community, relationships, and transition, it can be difficult to find a place to feel comfortable. But how do you find comfort when your body does not align with your image of yourself? How do you handle dysphoria?

Thursday, 23 December 2010 05:16

Exploring Gender: Let's Talk About Labels

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Throughout our lives, we are burdened with labels, whether they are self-made or the creations of others. Within the LGBT community, they are especially prominent. There are bears, lipstick lesbians, bois, butch, femmes, baby dykes, studs. Even lesbian, gay, and bisexual are labels. I have been thinking a lot about labels lately as I try to identify myself. I have come to a few conclusions.

Published in Gender
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 22:14

Exploring Gender: "What's in a name?"

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As I continue to think about myself and my gender, there are certain questions which sprawl through my mind. I often find myself quoting in my head Romeo and Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / by any other name would smell as sweet” (Shakespeare II. ii. 47-48). These lines are important to remember, meaning that no matter what the name, the make up of the individual remains the same. Names are assigned, only a signifier of the person you are. So why am I discussing names?

Published in Gender
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 15:59

Exploring Gender: Coming Out

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I am slowly admitting to myself that I really am trans, that I do want to transition. I feel more comfortable with male pronouns, with a masculine chest, with my hairy legs. So how do you tell someone that? How do you explain to someone that your gender is not truly female, the sex you were born, that you are really male? What can you say to someone to get a person to understand?

 

Published in Gender

http://www.genderblind.org/oldsite/gblogo.jpgWhile researching today, I found a campaign working toward creating an equal environment for all genders at colleges and universities, The National Student Genderblind Campaign (NSGC). According to their mission statement, they question the way society has dictated that women should room with women and men with men. Why can’t students live with whomever they are at ease?

Published in Gender
Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00

Gender and Sex Are Not Interchangeable Terms

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Dear Sappho,

How many sexes or genders are there anyway, and how are they defined? I suspect there are at least 4 and possibly 8. It seems like we not living in a black and white dualistic world any more that is limited to just males & females. There are many shades of grey that make the world seem much more complicated.

Published in Gender
Thursday, 15 September 2011 23:03

Three Gender Options On Australian Passports

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Now Australia proposes passports with three gender options: male, female and unspecified.

Published in Gender

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