Category Archives: Politics

I'm not going to be judgmental, I'm just judging you.

Australia’s Federal Health Minister, Tony Abbott, is one of my least favourite people. He’s been on an anti-abortion kick for the last few years, and the recent jewel in his attack is a government-funded pregnancy counselling hotline which allegedly aims … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Conservative, Feminism, Politics, Reproductive Rights | 6 Comments

Childcare in Australia

So, the media here has been all over a recent report released by the Federal Treasury Department that supposedly counters years of claims that there is a childcare crisis in Australia, and claims that childcare is ‘accessible and affordable’. One … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Classism, Feminism, Politics, Studies | Comments Off

IMPACT Defense Against Multiple Assailants class

Good afternoon,! My name is Katie, and I’m a white cisgendered female heterosexual able-bodied blogger. Andrea gave me a Shrub login a few weeks ago so I could post ideas that I thought fit the thoughtful “breaking out of … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, rape, and domestic violence, Eradicating Divisive Discourse, Feminism, Gender essentialism, Gender issues, Masculinities | 6 Comments

New Blog: First Woman

Ragnell has created a new group blog: First Woman. In her own words: Saturday morning, Hillary Rodham Clinton officially announced her candidacy for President. […] So, I’m finally starting a political blog, so I can follow the media coverage and … Continue reading

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Report on Violence Involving Sexual Minorities in Japan

I was recently made aware of a report from the Institute for Global Health by Anthony S. DiStefano documenting violence involving sexual minorities in Japan in 2003-2004. The report, entitled Report on Violence Involving Sexual Minorities in Japan, is available … Continue reading

Posted in Japan, Queer Issues, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, Studies | 2 Comments

Fox News on genderblind college rooming

On a related issue, Fox News contributes to the skyrocketing divorce rates with this insulting piece. Seriously, if their relationships are that bad that they believe that kind of BS, why are they married in the first place? Via queer_rage

Posted in Gender Caste, Gender essentialism, Gender issues, Media and journalism, Queer Issues, The Evil -ism's, USA | 6 Comments

The War on Non-Christians' Newest Soldier: Spam

So, December is right around the corner and it seems like it’s that time again. Yes, time for the fundamentalist Christians who are hell bent on giving all Christians a bad name, interpreting “freedom of religion” as “freedom for my … Continue reading

Posted in Privilege, Teh Funnay, USA, War on Non-Christians | 1 Comment

Fox News gets pwned by the Transgender Legal Defense Fund

Michael Silverman is my new hero of the week. Via Life, Law, Gender.

Posted in Gender issues, Media and journalism, USA | 3 Comments

Kenji Yoshino: Who wants to be a stereotype?

When discussing what he calls “covering” (the pressure to assimilate into the privileged “default” ways of acting, thinking, etc), the Harvard law professor and queer theorist Kenji Yoshino makes this observation: Who wants to be a stereotype? Who wants to … Continue reading

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Catholic League Plays the Victim Blaming Card

The Catholic League in response to former congressman Mark Foley remarking that he was abused by a clergyman: “As for the alleged abuse, it’s time to ask some tough questions. First, there is a huge difference between being groped and … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, rape, and domestic violence, Masculinities, Politics, Religion | 2 Comments