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#iftheygunnedmedown: What We See and What We Believe

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown, a young black man named Tyler Atkins posted these two pictures on Twitter: He used the hashtag #iftheygunnedmedown, which is now a 25-page Tumblr and shows up in well over 150,000 tweets. First, we have to honor the pure political power of […]

Links Re-Appear Without Warning

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Debbie says: Singer Meghan Trainor has a song called “All About that Bass” which is catchy, and sends a strong message: Chloe at Feministing loves it and deconstructs it: loving yourself because dudes like what you’ve got going on is a pretty flimsy form of self-acceptance. In fact, it’s not really self-acceptance at all if […]

Beth Gwinn: Dream Project

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Laurie says: My friend Beth Gwinn has spent her professional life taking superb photographs of writers and performers. Now she has a portrait book project, and she’s doing a kickstarter. .. Science Fiction and Fantasy writer Neil Gaiman .. I’m Beth Gwinn and I have been a professional photographer since 1980.  My life has been […]

A Transgender Woman Fights Back: Julia Serano’s Open Letter to the New Yorker

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Debbie says: This blog has long been a fan of Julia Serano, author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, and Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. Laurie and I were both especially impressed with Serano’s “Open Letter to the New Yorker,” written in response to Michelle […]

Visit to Sojourner Truth Archive

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Laurie says: I wrote about discovering Sojourner Truth’s cartes-de-visite in my post ” Sojourner Truth: I Sell The Shadow To Support The Substance.” I came across the first mention of the cartes-de-visite in a video interview with Nell Painter, who has written a superb biography of Truth which I highly recommend. Painter mentioned on the video […]

Full Frontal Nudity, Gender, and the Penis

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

[warning: contains images that may not be comfortable for workplace or other public computer constraints] Debbie and Laurie say: We missed Sezin Koehler’s Sociological Images post about full frontal nudity on HBO back in June. Koehler analyzes the frequent use of full frontal female nudity and the extremely rare use of full frontal male nudity […]

Gender Neutral Toilet, Not Sideshow Attraction

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Debbie says: Lisa Wade at Sociological Images has a brief post about the sign problem for gender-neutral bathrooms. (I always thought they could just say “Everyone,” but of course there’s an argument for icons rather than words.) In case anyone hasn’t thought it out, gender-neutral bathrooms are an important safety feature for trans and gender […]

At the Will of the Body, Part 3b: Doctors as Patients

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Lisa Freitag says: Dr. Lisa Freitag is a former pediatrician in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She wrote some guest posts for us in 2013, and we are delighted to have more of her insightful presence here. This is the second half of the third (and last) part: Part 3a is here; Part 2 is here; and Part […]

My Photos in LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth Exhibition

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Laurie says: I’m delighted to have four of my portraits at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.  I’ll be there for the artist’s walk-through at the opening with other artists and the curator Pam Penniston to talk about them. The exhibition is at the gallery of the Commonwealth Club in downtown San Francisco and runs […]

At the Will of the Body, Part 3a: Doctors as Patients

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Lisa Freitag says: Dr. Lisa Freitag is a former pediatrician in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She wrote some guest posts for us in 2013, and we are delighted to have more of her insightful presence here. This is the first half of the third (and last) part; Part 2 and a link to Part 1 are here. […]

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