Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Links round up

Lashings of Ginger BeerPosted by Lashings of Ginger Beer

Cisgender privilege checklist

Argentina grants new legal rights to trans people:
"Adults who want sex-change surgery or hormone therapy in Argentina will be able to get it as part of their public or private health care plans under a gender rights law approved Wednesday.
The measure also gives people the right to specify how their gender is listed at the civil registry when their physical characteristics don't match how they see themselves.....Any adult will now be able to officially change his or her gender, image and birth name without having to get approval from doctors or judges—and without having to undergo physical changes beforehand, as many U.S. jurisdictions require."
Steven Moffat on Why Doctor Who Companions Are Young, Attractive [Women]:
…you are always going to have the same sort of person, just because it’s the same man choosing them, and it’s the same person being chosen.
(Shorter Steven Moffat: 'I choose... THE PHOTOGENIC ONE!')

You will never be him; please don’t be them: Arwen at Raising My Boychick imagines a conversation about the death of Trayvon Martin with her son (both Arwen and her son are white):
When I hold you tight, I am thinking, praying, begging: don’t be them. Don’t be them, please, child, my beautiful boy: don’t be them. Don’t be the one that black mothers are afraid of tonight more than usual. Don’t be the one that lets this happen without trying to make it better. Don’t be the one that cracks a joke, that thinks of it as their problem, that doesn’t bother to care. Don’t. Be. Them.

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