fix articles 21752, gender
We need an Enlightenment 2.0: Misguided Colonial and Gender Policy (tags)
Colonial knowledge was imposed by force. The West has set our planet on fire. To extinguish it, we need all archives of knowledge with their different references to the world. We cannot do it any other way. Therefore, it is urgent to initiate a paradigmatic change in education.
HUMAN RIGHTS NEWS (tags)
Alabama Bill SB184 protects most children from unnecessary genital surgeries. On April 8, 2022 Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed SB184 known as Alabama Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act (V-CAP). In the Synopsis it states: “This bill would prohibit the performance of a medical procedure or the prescription or issuance of medication, upon or to a minor child, that is intended to alter the appearance the minor child's gender or delay puberty, with certain exceptions.” One of the exceptions is actually male circumcision.
FemApocalypse - How underprivileged is the institutionalized woman? (tags)
"Meglio un asino vivo che un dottore morto"... Before I join the canon, for the sake of my sexuality, that puts forward women's rights for Ilse Koch (Witch of Buchenwald), I am of the opinion that the issue of gender equality requires an objective analysis, because not only women and women, men and men, Men and women but according to Dr. Edith Butler up to 16 genders have different views on this dualistic construct at first sight. Before equality between men and women, however, for logic reasons, equality between men should first be achieved.
"A Linguistic Town Hall": Defining Gender & Ethnicity” (tags)
"A Linguistic Town Hall": Defining Gender & Ethnicity”
March To Remember (tags)
Trans Day Of Remembrance 2020 West Hollywood A Memorial For The Gender Diverse Fallen.
March To Remember (tags)
Trans Day Of Remembrance 2020 West Hollywood A Memorial For The Gender Diverse fallen
March To Remember (tags)
Trans Day Of Remembrance 2019, West Hollywood A Memorial For The Gender Diverse Fallen
Women's March, 2019 (tags)
Diverse issues addressed: from women's right to choose, LGBTQ, race, women in Palestine, and climate change.
Time on our Side by Anna Coote (tags)
In her opening essay, Juliet Schor argues that countries in the rich world cannot continue to grow their economies if they are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to sustainable levels. We must face up to a future with little or no economic growth.
West Hollywood Commemorates The Trans Day of Remembrance 2015 Part 2 of 2 Photosets (tags)
Transfolk across the globe remember those who's lives have been taken
West Hollywood Commemorates The Trans Day of Remembrance 2015 Part 1 of 2 Photosets (tags)
Transfolk across the globe remember those who's lives have been taken
Philippines: Lawmakers studying the filing of bill against hate crimes (tags)
A pair of reform-oriented lawmakers has expressed plans to file a critical measure that could curb hate-motivated crimes and violence directed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Are Gay Men Being CREATED? (tags)
Are these gay men in Palm Springs an indication that homosexuality can be created?
Philippines: Bill filed to close gender gap in politics and governance (tags)
Males continue to dramatically outnumber females in Philippine politics and governance, paving the way to a male-dominated political landscape and a persistent gender gap in the country’s public service system.
Women’s rights: Turning point in India, triumph in Manila (tags)
Women’s rights have been in the forefront of international concern over the last few weeks.
BTL:In Historic Shift, Obama Declares His Support for Same Gender Marriage (tags)
Interview with John Lewis, legal director with the group Marriage Equality USA, conducted by Scott Harris
Cynthia Nixon: Bi Heroine Tells It Like It Is (tags)
Actress Cynthia Nixon caused a brief furor last January and ruffled the feathers of the Queer Thought Police by daring to say publicly that as a Bisexual she believes she did have a choice in her sexual orientation, and she doesn't see why people should assume she's a Lesbian just because her current relationship partner is a woman.
Sexual Rights and Gender Justice On Tap for National Human Rights Conference (tags)
Human Rights Group Affirms Sexual Rights Are Human Rights
Parker Jaques: Bisexual, Binary and Proud! (tags)
Parker Jaques isn't the usual sort of interviewee who gets featured in a Queer publication. That's why I wanted to interview him for the cover story in the September 2011 Zenger's Newsmagazine. He doesn't have a traumatic, breast-beating coming-out story to tell. He wasn't Queer-bashed in school because his mother encouraged him to fight back if anyone tried it. He's proud of his identity not only as a Bisexual but as a gender-identified male, and he has such withering contempt for people (like the August 2011 Zenger's cover person, Red) who call themselves "non-binary" -- neither male nor female -- that once we started discussing that subject it was hard to get him to talk about anything else. That's why I call him "Bisexual, Binary and Proud!"
World Debt to stay unchanged by new IMF Chief (tags)
Recently, Lagarde, a French female economist, was selected as the new International Monetary Fund Chief. Does this signify gender progress for the IMF or does this media attention on gender deflect Third World problems caused by the IMF?
RED: "Non-Binary" Person Rejects Male/Female Gender Duality (tags)
Red, who works at San Diego's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center, identifies themselves as non-binary: that is, neither male nor female but somewhere in a "cloud" of genders that rejects the idea that there are only two human gender identities, male and female. They gave an interview for the August 2011 Zenger's Newsmagazine in which they (you refer to a non-binary person as "they," "them" or "theirs" even if you're only referencing one individual) explained these new, unfamiliar concepts of gender that are beyond the experience of most people, including most Transgender people. Red and Zenger's editor/publisher Mark Gabrish Conlan discussed how both gender identity and sexual orientation are far more complex and fluid than either the straight or the Queer mainstream is willing to acknowledge.
Connor Maddocks Teaches "Trans 101" to Queer Marriage Group (tags)
The Queer community is increasingly referred to by the awkward acronym "LGBT" ? which stands for "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender" ? but few Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals really understand the needs, struggles and the rights of Transgender people. To bridge that gap, the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) invited Connor Maddocks, facilities manager at the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center and a female-to-male Transgender person, to make a presentation at their March 8 meeting. Maddocks' talk spanned a number of issues, from the physical aspects of a gender transition to the ways Transgender people are discriminated against and the hostility they sometimes face not only from heterosexuals but other Queers.
Prison Abolition In Practice --Part two of an interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)
Let’s get rid of prison rape. Let’s reinstitute rehabilitation. Let’s repeal certain draconian sentencing laws. All good and essential ideas. But very little – in some cases, nothing - will fundamentally change unless those ideas, and more, are advanced within a strategic framework of abolition.
Philippine women’s groups urge lawmakers to pass Reproductive Health Bill (tags)
MANILA, Philippines – A day before several lawmakers deliver their respective sponsorship speeches on the controversial bill promoting the use of both artificial and natural means of family planning, among others, a network of more than 50 non-government and people's organizations advocating women's and people's rights today urged other members of the House of Representatives to affirm women’s right to reproductive self-determination, and to support the immediate passage of the Reproductive Health Bill.
Transgender Student Denied Name and Gender Change Sues University Administrators (tags)
A transgender student filed and served a name and gender change lawsuit upon five administrators at the California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Last Chance! Call Your Representative to Include Trans in ENDA (tags)
One more time! Support Baldwin Amendment to Add the 'T' to ENDA [Employment Non Discrimination Act. -H.R. 3685] -vote is tomorrow Wed. Oct 24 !!!!
UPDATES ON ENDA (tags)
House Committee Rejects Trans inclusion on Employment Non Discrimination Act [ENDA]/ Cable TV to Air Cong. Frank Interview
LA Gay Pride has 1st Transgender Programming (tags)
For the first time ever, Christopher Street West is hosting transgender events inside the festival.
safe2pee, a gender neutral bathroom directory (tags)
Several genderqueers in the san francisco bay area have created a nationwide, searchable gender neutral bathroom directory
Trans/Forming Feminisms (tags)
A new book on the intersections of trans-issues and feminism
The Death of Feminism (tags)
A speech for the 12/14/05 Senate hearing organized by the American Committee for Democracy in the Middle East.
Some interesting sounds (tags)
Kyrsten Sinama talks on cooking, anti-war, sexual gender, government and drugs
POVERTY ERADICATION (tags)
POVERTY ERADICATION By Ruby BIRD Rabinouchette@aol.com Arab Countries To improve people’s skills facilitation their entry into emloyment sectors through integrated capacity building schemes (programs on social skills, human rights and business skills). Were noticed increased illiteracy, high school dropouts, gender gaps, and school graduates with limited life skills. For example : series of direct training workshops for poor and deprives youth have been held in Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon and Palestinian Camps. Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal Poverty undoubtedly has a women’s face. Two third of the world’s poor live in this region. The majority being women, two third of them are of schoolage. To help them to acquire appropriate technology-related knowledge and skills in order to help opening them the door to more job opportunities and increasing their status in the society. Girls and young women in those societies are a particular vulnerable group. Often, rights to Education & Training, Decent Work & Benefits of Science are denied to poor girls. Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan The highest concentration of the world’s poorest population, mostly having a female face. Need to break the poverty cycle of women in this region. Seek to demonstrate that it is opportune to focus on vulnerable adolescent girls caught in the process of pauperisation, it is crucial to go beyond the narrow perspective of considering them only as « people with needs ». Their rights have to be defended for the well being of all. To emphasize Education & Microfinance, Science, Communication & Information as well as Monitoring & Evaluation. Those components are closely inter-related. Central Asia & Afghanistan Continental climate with extremes of heat and cold, wet and dry. The region is prone to earthquakes. It is urgent to revive the traditional skills needed on the one hand to preserve the cultural heritage sites and on the other to build ecologically sound houses and public buildings affordable by all, including the poorest rural populations. To promote the right to good housing and living conditions affordable to all sections of the population and adapted to the climate. To promote the right to a substainable environment by using energy efficient construction and renewable energies. To promote the right to good health by avoiding harmful modern construction materials and promoting natural materials. Latin America To improve the lives of artisan and small-scale mining communities in the fragile ecosystems of latin America. The common factor is often the predominance of vulnerable social groups and widespread poverty. Artisanak ans small-scale mining largely depends on local ans sub-regional economic links. One of the most prinicpal objective is to improve social, economics and technical conditions, to reduce the environmental impact and poverty. To focus on Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Mining can cause environmental damages, to support the right to a healthy environment by improving methodologies for the biodiversity protection. By trying to diminish people’s health risks, we support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights « Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of works and to protection against unemployment ». Young and female migrants in China and Mongolia The integration of migrant workers in the urban social and economic fabric through services including training in life and basic skils, vocational training, career counselling, family planning, health & rights awareness. The targeted group is young female migrants who suffer from double denial of human rights & double discrimination as female and as to promote migrants rights in the national, regional & local governements through : - advocacy on the ratified international treaties - legal assistance activities - capacity building for officials - awareness raising activities ans at preparing recommendations for new laws and regulations on working & living conditions of migrants. Exploitative migration of women and children in Africa Poverty is one of the main explanatory factors of human trafficking. This is a modern form of slavery. To fight against poverty by eradicating human trafficking, espacially that of women & children in Africa. To organize awareness campaigns adapted to local cultures. Poverty, an extreme discrimination is combined with gender discrimination & lack of education. The fight against human trafficking is organized around : - the right to formal education & informal education wich empowers potential victims against human trafickers - right to health which is often lacking in trafficked victims, especially the one involved in sexual exploitation - right to a decent work for removed from the modern form of degrading slavery that human trafficking represents - right to security & justice, especially for the trafficked victims who try to escape from the human traffickers - right to non-discrimination, gender & minority discriminations being factors of vulnerability vis-à-vis human trafficking. Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Benin To integrate a human rights approach in order to faster strategies & policies in the fight against poverty in Western Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal). The reinforcement of human security & the respect for the human rights of local populations (particularly women). Civil society actors & representatives of programms, funds & specialiszed agencies of the United Nations are regularly invited for meeting within the framework of projects. UNESCO & the Millenium Development Goals (MDG’s) - Goal 1 : Eradicate extremen poverty & hunger - Goal 2 : Achieve universal primary education - Goal 3 : Promote gender equality & empower women - Goal 4 : Reduce child mortality - Goal 5 : Improve maternal health - Goal 6 : Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria & other diseases - Goal 7 : Ensure environmental sustainability - Goal 8 : Develop a global partnership for Development. Arab Countries To improve people’s skills facilitation their entry into emloyment sectors through integrated capacity building schemes (programs on social skills, human rights and business skills). Were noticed increased illiteracy, high school dropouts, gender gaps, and school graduates with limited life skills. For example : series of direct training workshops for poor and deprives youth have been held in Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon and Palestinian Camps.
Transgender Day of Remembrance: Text of one of the Speeches (tags)
This is the text from the speech that Alexander Yoo, Board President of Genderqueer Revolution, gave at the event.
TUES. 6/28: Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Forum at the Onion (tags)
TUESDAY NIGHT FORUM AT THE ONION (http://webcom.com/onion) Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Sexual assault can happen to anyone. No one should suffer alone. WHEN: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 7:30 PM WHERE: The Onion, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills, 91343-2013 San Fernando Valley
UC Riverside Gender Research Conference (tags)
UC Riverside Gender Research Conference ~Free to All, Free Food ~Activist Workshop ~Keynote: Dr. Sandra Harding, "Can Women Be Subjects of Knowledge?" ~Queer, Women's, Gender Research Presentations
Gender Connections event (tags)
Gender PAC will be holding a Gender Connections event in Los Angeles
GenderConnections event (tags)
The GenderPAC will be holding a gender connections event.
The Trannie Road Show is coming.. to town! (tags)
Have a rockin' good time watching awesome trannie/queer sexuality performance art. Monday April 11 The Parlour 7702 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90046 (between Fairfax and La Brea at Stanley) Time 11:30pm Cost $3 Ages 21+ For more info (323) 650-7968
Genocide, Gender, Awareness, Action - Feb. 28 - Mar. 3 (tags)
Gender issues in genocide will also be discussed during this week of activities at UCLA
Recent Transgender Crime Cases Spark Outrage (tags)
Transgender crime is among the most violent. Bias toward transgenders continue with the way the crimes are reported.
in defense of essentialism (tags)
Making transsexual lives visible (tags)
Interview with transsexual scholar viviane K. Namaste from The New socialist Magazine, Issue 39: December 2002 - January 2003
WeHo: Transgenders Protest Araujo Non-Verdict (tags)
Transgenders and their allies marched in West Hollywood Wednesday night to protest the hung jury result in the Bay Area trial of the murders of Gwen Araujo
Transgenders: We Ho to March vs. Hate as No Cal Jury Deliberates (tags)
As a jury in Hayward decides the fate of 3 accused in the Transgender "Emmet Till" murder case, West Hollywood anti-hate activists will march Friday evening.
We Are Resisting Conference tentative list of events (tags)
The We Are Resisting Conference aims to bring together people from across the spectrum of the movement(s) against Empire. WAR will take place June 30-July 3 in Lawrence, KS
March 20th call for a Radical Queer/Pink Bloc at anti-war event in Pittsburgh (tags)
Resyst is sending this call out to all radical queers and queer sympathizers to join us in Pittsburgh for regional M20 events.
Marching By Candlelight For Gwen (tags)
October 3, 2003 --- Hollywood CA ---- The Transgender Community, friends and allies proceed through "Tranny Town", down Santa Monica Blvd. from Highland Ave. to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery where a eulogy was held for Gwen Araujo.
Transgenders: LA Times Still Doesn’t Get It. (tags)
Times "Readers Representative" defends use of male pronoun-refences to dead trans woman, states meeting with queer rights group would be unproductive.
(pt.1) bell hooks on Butch Lee and more.... (tags)
bell hooks read Night-Vision last year and was impressed with much it had to say. She felt that it was an important book which needed to reach a wider audience....
GOVERNOR DAVIS SIGNS CALIFORNIA'S HISTORIC GENDER IDENTIY RIGHTS BILL (tags)
Landmark Measure by San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno is first of three LGBT Bills to Reach Davis' Desk
Why Feminism is AWOL on Islam (tags)
U.S. feminists should be protesting the brutal oppression of Middle Eastern women. But doing so would reveal how little they have to complain about at home.