Tag Archives: gender

My Thoughts on Choosing your Sexuality

In a recent interview for the New York Times, former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon made some comments about her sexuality being a choice. This angered many in the gay community, who believe she is playing into the … Continue reading

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Exploring Misandry in Video Games: Part 2, Do I really have to play as this jerk?

(See told you I’d come back to this) Edit: Here’s part 1 if anyone is interested    thank you to Tumbleweed in the comments for reminding me. I believe that characterisation is one of those pesky things modern gaming is … Continue reading

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The XY Movement is Awesome

Hat Tip to Mark Simpson Rapper DPhill Spanglish Man is a on a mission to blur the lines between genders and look good while doing it. He’s started what he likes to call the XY movement, I think it sounds … Continue reading

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Social Justice 101 Part Ozy Has Lost Count: Social Construction!

(Sorry for the giant break in this series… life happened!) People are often seriously confused about social construction. Socially constructed things are not less real than non-socially-constructed things. Money is a social construct: if everyone woke up one morning and … Continue reading

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Triggery Example of How Harsher False-Reporting Laws Increase the Likelihood of False Reports of Sexual Assault

Note: This post contains graphic quotes from a newspaper article about things a serial rapist did to some of his victims.  If that bothers you you’ll want to skip this post. You know that often-cited statistic that half of all … Continue reading

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Sex, Gender, Presentation, Sexual Orientation

The discussion on Andrej Pejic made me think of the distinction between gender, sex, presentation and sexuality, and I decided to toss out a quick post explaining the differences. Obviously, we are all Advanced Gender Warriors here, saving the Internet … Continue reading

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This is What a Masculist Looks Like

Google Docs, which I’m composing this post in, does not recognize the word “masculist.” Nor does Chrome; nor does OpenOffice. It’s a new word, though not, I think, a new concept, and I think there’s room for it to become … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

From a Womanist Musings post on raising a gender non-conforming son: What he is learning by this whole experience is that breaking the gender binary in any way comes with social discipline.  He knows that his home is a safe … Continue reading

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National Household Survey Quote on Gendered Obstacles to Fluid Work/Home Task Sharing

Via comment from Clarence “These effects probably emanate from the greater change in women’s than men’s roles,” the researchers write. “Women’s employment has increased and is accepted, men’s nonemployment is unacceptable to many, and there is a cultural ambivalence and … Continue reading

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Awesome Post by Greta Christina over at Alternet

Alternet, an online leftist news source, has a new post by Greta Christina about male body image issues and the impossibility of reaching male ideals: If the world is telling you that if you work just a little bit harder, … Continue reading

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