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It’s Thursday: Have Some Links

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Debbie says: Danielle at One Black Girl. Many Words. has some words for the New York Times, in particular the comment that Viola Davis is not “classically beautiful.” I suppose I dislike two things: (1) that the need to be “classically beautiful” is held over the heads of women due to patriarchy and (2) that […]

Sojourner Truth and Underground Railroad Sculptures

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Laurie says: I’m finally writing the second chapter on my trip to Detroit and Battle Creek. In addition to my amazing visit to the Sojourner Truth archive in Battle Creek, I also saw two sculptures that were an important part of the history. After we left the archive we were taken to see a stunning […]

The Only Black Woman in (Republican) America

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: Under the #IAmRepublican hashtag, the Grand Old Party is trying to advertise its diversity and the wide range of people who support it. Unfortunately, apparently they couldn’t find a single African-American woman to pose for the pictures, so they took an effectively free stock photo from istockphoto.com’s “happy portraits” series. And […]

Links on the Brink of October

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Debbie says: I was struck by these very diverse images of women giving birth around the world. The photographer, Alice Proujansky, gave birth herself in 2012. Although she didn’t set out to become a natal photographer, Proujansky is interested in working on projects about women and said for one reason or another, she finds herself […]

Voluntary Puberty Delay for Transgender Pre-Teens Looks Promising

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Debbie says: Until I saw this rather brief article, I hadn’t heard about hormonal puberty suppression as an alternative for young transgender people. I am especially interested because I have a (very) young transgender person in my life, and it has been fascinating to watch how completely this child is committed to a gender identity […]

Elder Sexuality Is Funny or Gross Because It’s Transgressive

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: The extraordinary s.e. smith has a predictably excellent post on elder sexuality: … what is so gross about older adults being sexually active? And what’s so funny about it? Because I don’t see anything particularly remarkable in it, and thus I’m either missing something — or my cohort is. The frankly […]

Mid-Week Links

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Debbie says:   Any fan of “subvert the dominant paradigm” (like me) will be delighted by Tampon Run, a new online game, created by two high-school students, Andrea Gonzalez and Sophie Houser, who met at a Girls Who Code summer program. They say, “”Although the concept of the video game may be strange, it’s stranger […]

Women Cartoonists Draw Their Bodies

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: We were absolutely delighted with this feature by Kristen Radtke at Buzzfeed, in which she asked 23 cartoonists to draw their own bodies, each followed by a short statement from the artist. Radtke obviously made brilliant choices. You have to look at the entire linked page to see the phenomenal variety, […]

Post-Labor Day Links

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Debbie says: The whole world is talking about the release of nude celebrity (women)’s photos and everyone has a different take on it. In the Atlantic article at the link, Jessica Valenti spins it (accurately) as violation and discusses it in terms of consent. In California, Representative Jackie Speier moves to the context of revenge […]

Sharing The Walls

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Laurie says: I posted here about my work in LGBT: Our Common Wealth, an exhibit currently at the Commonwealth Club Gallery in San Francisco that runs through September 19th. It was curated by Pam Peniston. I wanted to also post about the work of some of the other artists who shared this beautiful exhibition.  They […]

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