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Archive for March, 2011

What I Said at Girl Talk

Monday, March 28th, 2011

cross posted at Fukshot Marlene Says: Girl Talk was an amazing experience, as it has been in years past. This time I was given the great honor of being asked to speak. I was plenty intimidated by the fact that I was on stage with some of the folks I respect most in the world. […]

Transmen in the Workplace: No Surprises

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Debbie says: I’ve been saying for a long time that having more transpeople is going to teach us a lot about how gender works. Generally, when I say this, I mean that we’re going to learn about biology: what changes when a person is on hormones, and what doesn’t? What changes for some people and […]

Imagine a Pomegranate

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The black pomegranate pendant/sculpture was inspired by this poem by Elena Rose that I heard at a reading.  She blogs as little light.   This was the first time I heard a poem and immediately knew I wanted to sculpt the imagined pomegranate. It was the first piece I’ve ever done that was inspired by […]

Painting a Target on Fat Kids

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Lynne Murray says: Thanks to Georgia Children’s Health Alliance’s portrayal of fat children (and their parents) as criminals, it is more dangerous to be a fat kid in Georgia this month than it was last month. In a March 12, 2011 press release, “Georgia Fat Kids Portrayed as Criminals,” the National Association to Advance Fat […]

Design, Dignity, and Community

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: We were struck by this short piece by Courtney at Feministing about the new offices of GEMS, a nonprofit organization serving girls and young women who have been in the world of domestic trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Basically, GEMS worked with a local architecture firm who designed their space as […]

Girl Talk

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

 Marlene says: I have written here about the first Girl Talk a couple of years ago. I was very excited about it. I am now even more excited because I have been asked to speak this year. In fact, it happens next week. I’ve been mulling over all sorts of clever things to say about […]

Thinking About Japan

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Laurie says: Since the earthquake Friday, I’ve been thinking about Japan and checking the news online almost hourly when I’m home. I ‘m worried and frightened for Japan and for my friends and the people I’ve worked with there. (Everyone I’ve contacted is OK at this point.) I don’t have anything to say right now […]

Help Wanted: Charismatic Rebel – No women need apply

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Lynne Murray says: Anti-heroines, anyone? Over the past several days actor Charlie Sheen has been waging a media blitz to win friends and influence popular opinion with a series of bizarre interviews (summarized in this link for those who may have missed them) glorifying his own talents, professing magical substance abuse healing, employing sex workers […]

Koch Brothers: Social Change Choices

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Richard Dutcher says: Laurie was browsing through the web and ran into an article about the Koch brothers, which included a list of the consumer products produced by companies they own. That list includes the AngelSoft toilet paper she says she buys. If you don’t know who the Koch brothers are, don’t worry about it; […]

Kumamoto Family: An Image for International Women’s Day

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Laurie Says: This photo of the Kumamoto family, (grandmother, mother and daughter) from Women of Japan and their words seemed very appropriate for today.  They are hisabetsu Buraku and so have faced a long history of caste/social class discrimination in Japan. Their words speak both to their experience as women and as hisabetsu Buraku. .. […]