Wednesday 19 September 2012

Links round-up

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The Office of Human Rights, DC, USA, is running a fantastic poster campaign called "TransRespect". Kaberett wept everywhere on seeing the designs on tumblr.

An interview with Mimi Thi Nguyen, "a queer Vietnamese-American activist, zinester, blogger, and academic", on life, the universe and everything - including the perils of riot grrrl nostalgia.

Gender-Neutral Language: Speaking Inclusively, with a handy-dandy pronoun chart (image only, we're afraid, and not described) and a focus on... sex education!

Six Thoughts on the Case of the Breast-Feeding Professor

The Pervocracy looks at 'Models of Sex': "There are many different ways to model sex, many answers to the questions "So, what exactly is sex? What is it for?" I believe that once you know someone's answers to those questions, you can understand why their sexual choices make sense to them."

Geek Feminism: How to Exclude Women Without Really Trying looks at how easy it is to make assumptions that exclude women from male-dominated spaces, after a speaker at the Haskell Symposium suggested that rectifying the gender imbalance there would make meetings more "attractive".

The same blogger writes, on his own blog, the brief note Alternatives to Intelligent - deconstructing common constructions of intelligence as a virtue and an innate characteristic.

[Trigger warning for graphic descriptions of intimate partner violence] A list of celebrities other than Chris Brown who have committed intimate partner violence, all of whom are white. This post elaborates on Brown's going through three years of domestic violence counselling and on his youth work. As the list's author said, "There is a very VERY obvious reason that we have been trained by the media to see Chris Brown when we think of domestic violence. "

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