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Learn more about present policy initiative’s impact on women [article removed]. Transgriot weighs in on healthcare here. Hormonewoman talks about it here. I do NOT like that last post, and think it’s a bit biased. (To clarify: by “biased,” I mean it’s a piece of propaganda, and is NOT representative of THL’s views. I included it in part because I’m disappointed in HW for posting that (I normally like her blog) and to archive the ways these issues get twisted around.)
IBARW brought about some great posts. The last one (which I sneakily linked to using the word “posts” because I am quite clever and want you all to post to it) is about why Spock/Uhura is completely fantabulous. That doesn’t mean a ton of others weren’t awesome. Of course, some also sucked.
Harvey Milk will be receiving a post-humous Presidential Medal of Freedom!
Afro-Bella talks about little black girls and hair.
Racialicious talks about the craptastic casting of Prince of Persia.
I totally hadn’t heard about this kiss-in.
Remember the bi seaman who was killed a few weeks ago? THE PLOT HAS THICKENED.
Virginity scholarships? Really, universe?
Lady GaGa talks a little bit about her bisexuality. </3 I DEMAND someone find me more links on this. </3 I have The Fame, so maybe I should write a review?
FYI: Sometimes there aren’t enough boobs in video game advertising.
Also, sometimes librarians really need to show off their tats for fundraising. At least it’s not only the tattoed library ladies that end up in calendars.
Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the journalists imprisoned in North Korea, have been freed!
I can’t tell how I feel about this op-ed on couple dealing with the husband falling out of love with the wife.
This is a great post on how a rape culture gets reinforced. Here’s a reminder that it’s a tool of war. Here‘s a translation of some of the problematics of that piece. While not directly related, I think this demonstrates what can happen when someone feels like they’re entitled to pussy… and that sexism and racism are often related. CNN has a link to the edited blog. ABC News mentions some of the factual contradictions of this killer’s blog.
The Accidental Bard talks about gay characters in SF. He highlights Lynn Flewelling, who will soon be one of our 20 on the 20th authors! I don’t know why this is so important — clearly there’s no problem in SF/F’s canon at all.
Monica Roberts (AKA as Tansgriot) has a great post up on why it’s really important for transwomen to perfect their feminine presentation.