Tag Archives: Transgender

Redefining It All, Because We Have To | The Fem2 Friday Rewind 11.14-11.20 2015

WELCOME TO THE FEM2 FRIDAY REWIND for the week of 11.14-11.20, 2015. This week’s Rewind is all about redefining the things we thought we always knew. Why? It’s clear in the news we read that people’s health and happiness are being squashed and squandered by our current society. We cannot hope for a successful future if […]

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We Should Be Past Intolerance & Misogyny – “Because It’s 2015” | The Fem2 Friday Rewind 10.20-11.6 2015

Welcome to the Fem2 Friday Rewind, your fast facts in feminist news for the week of October 30-November 6, 2015. This week we rewind on a huge blow to domestic violence and sexual assault service survivors and service providers, transgender intolerance coming through in voting results, hypocrisy from our new Speaker of the House, that […]

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SO IT IS TWEETETH, SO IT SHALL BE DONE: TRANSWOMEN AND CHILD MOLESTER EDITION

The only way I get my news from God is via his Twitter account. Some people get their information on their knees, some in a house of worship, others hear God through Fox News. This week, the Almighty boiled down into one new commandment what I had been struggling with in my small, mortal (female) brain over the past couple of weeks:

“THOU SHALT BE MORE OFFENDED BY A CHILD MOLESTER THAN A TRANSGENDER WOMAN.”

Classic God, able to put down in 140 characters the grotesque hypocrisy of some of his most ardent followers.

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Making Sense of the Transgender Beauty Pageant Debacle

Beauty pageants are inherently sexist. Women are showcased like pieces of meat, and judged on how they look in swimsuits. I know that every pageant makes some effort to show that it values the intelligence and humanitarian efforts of these women, but I don’t think this negates the sexism. Because if that were really the […]

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Scouts on Strike

The Girl Scouts recently announced a new cookie.  Savannah Smiles, will be sold in honor of the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary.  As a former Girl Scout, I found this very exciting.  However, not everyone may get to try the new cookie this year!  On the heels of this announcement came some other Girl Scout news. […]

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Feminism = Dignity and Integrity + Communication

I am a credentialed feminist. I had a subscription to Ms. Magazine as a teenager in the Midwest. I read all the feminist classics as a twenty-something college student in Chicago. I badly wanted to be in New York City circa 1970, on the vanguard, as so many feminist activists described their cutting edge activism—THE […]

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