Browsing All Posts filed under »gender identity«

The third gender’s right to dignity

June 1, 2012

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May 31, 2012 By recognising the rights of the transgender community, the state is not doling out largesse; it is only performing its duty under the Constitution They came beautifully dressed, some a tad brightly, but all beautifully and proudly, there was much chatter, and a lot of sisterhood. It was the public hearing of […]

Conceptualizing Gender (6)

June 1, 2012

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Karen Horney’s Womb Envy by Azadeh Azad31-May-2012 The Womb Envy Freud’s description of women as genitally defective and morally inferior to men, his concept of “penis envy” and his Oedipus complex that gave the highest position to the father, have been criticized by countless feminist writers. They have maintained that theories and methodologies of the […]

Jirga decision: Authorities move to save ‘condemned’ Kohistani women

May 29, 2012

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By Muhammad SadaqatPublished: May 29, 2012 Local police chief said that a police party, headed by a deputy superintendent police, has been sent to Seertaiy village to recover the girls who, The Express Tribune reported, were locked in a room and were being starved. KOHISTAN: In a bid to preempt the execution of six people […]

A Penis and a Dress: Why the Gender Binary Needs to Go Away

May 23, 2012

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Allison HopePR specialist and journalist Posted: 05/22/2012 If your genitalia don’t match the gender you most identify with, the American Psychiatric Association slaps you with the weighted label “gender identity disorder.” There’s current dialogue around changing the label to “gender incongruence,” but it still boils down to the same ignorance: Society is placing judgment on […]

More Teens Seeking Gender Identity Treatment in Australia

May 22, 2012

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By Katherine Weber , Christian Post ReporterMay 22, 2012|10:33 amThe number of children receiving hormone treatment for gender identity disorder has increased greatly at one Australian clinic over the past decade, with the number of patient referrals growing eight times since 2003, doctors recently reported in the Medical Journal of Australia. The Melbourne’s Royal Children’s […]

Beyond Male and Female: Creativity, Risks, and Resilience Among Genderqueer People in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

May 15, 2012

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Posted: 05/14/2012Jack Harrison, Jaime Grant, Ph.D. and Jody L. Herman, Ph.D. Are you male or female? For many people, answering this question doesn’t cause a moment’s hesitation. But for genderqueer people, this question isn’t so easy to answer, and survey research that offers only two gender options may overlook genderqueer people’s experiences altogether. Genderqueer people […]

Argentina gender rights law: A new world standard

May 14, 2012

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By MICHAEL WARREN, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Activists say Argentina now leads the world in transgender rights after giving people the freedom to change their legal and physical gender identity simply because they want to, without having to undergo judicial, psychiatric and medical procedures beforehand. The gender identity law that won congressional […]

Trans Community Celebrates Groundbreaking Gender Identity Law

May 11, 2012

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By Marcela Valente Students at a new secondary school in Buenos Aires that caters to members of sexual minorities. Credit:Courtesy Bachillerato Popular “Mocha Celis” BUENOS AIRES, May 10, 2012 (IPS) – Under a new law that recognises a broad range of rights for transvestites, transsexuals and transgender persons in Argentina, they will have the right […]

Argentina Makes Sex-Change Surgery a Legal Right

May 10, 2012

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By MICHAEL WARREN Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina May 10, 2012 (AP) 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 […]

Conceptualizing Gender (3)

May 9, 2012

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Body Practice and Gender Performance by Azadeh Azad09-May-2012 Part III Key words: Body practices, Gender performance and performativity, Hegemonic models of identity Bryan Turner’s Body Practice Bryan Turner, who has developed the sociology of the body (1), examines bodies as “objects over which we labour: eating, sleeping, cleaning, dieting, exercising” (2). He puts forward the […]

Conceptualizing Gender (2)

May 4, 2012

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Post-structural theories by Azadeh Azad03-May-2012 For a deeper understanding of the concept of gender, we need to get acquainted with theories that focus on the social and cultural construction of gender. These theories include Structuralism, Post-structural Theories and Semiotics of Gender, Gender as Performance and Performativity, Psychoanalysis, and psychological anthropology. 2. Structuralism Structuralism is a […]

Conceptualizing Gender (1)

May 4, 2012

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Conceptualizing Gender (1)Sex roles theories by Azadeh Azad27-Apr-2012 The concept of gender is as problematic as the “nature versus nurture” argument. The terms “sex,” “female,” and “male” are biological terms, based on verifiable physical differences. However, to be born with a sex, female or male, in any society does not mean to be born gendered, […]

Nepal’s Third Gender and the Recognition of Gender Identity

April 25, 2012

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Kyle KnightPosted: 04/24/2012 On Dec. 27, 2007, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued a decision that has been called “arguably the single most comprehensive judgment affirming protections for gender identity anywhere in the world.” The decision in Pant v. Nepal was overwhelmingly in favor of the petitioners, a group of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, […]

Gender identity and children who struggle with it

April 23, 2012

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By Janice D’ArcyPosted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2012 Gender nonconformity is a new term for many of us, but for some families it’s an issue that has gone unrecognized for too long. Increasingly, more families with children who struggle with gender are speaking out and asking for more rights and more inclusion. One high-profile story […]

‘Alternating Gender Incongruity’ Causes Rapid Shifts Of Gender, Scientist Claims

April 21, 2012

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 By Gary Stix Posted: 04/20/2012 A graduate student of famed neuroscientist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran has found a group of men and women who report that their sexual identity can switch involuntarily to that of the opposite sex and back again. The transgender metamorphosis, these people assert, can occur several times a day and at inopportune […]

Hermaphrodites push for human rights in Germany

April 1, 2012

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By Andy Eckardt , NBC News Producer MAINZ, Germany – Pink? Or blue? For most parents this is the paramount question when it comes to organizing a baby shower or choosing a color for a newborn’s room. But, what happens if the exact gender of the child cannot be determined? It is estimated that in […]

The Aftermath

March 30, 2012

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Reblogged from Survivors Connect NetworkFree Irish Woman, FreeIrishWoman on 2012/03/30 By FreeIrishWoman In the wake of every traumatic experience humans are re-traumatised, in new and unfamiliar ways, which combine to create the occurrence of an aftermath. Often the newly-discovered politics and the integral confusions of these repercussions are at least as traumatic as the experiences […]

Human rights tops all other rights

March 8, 2012

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March 8 2012 By Navi Pillay Picture: AP Photo/LM Otero I am conscious of the divergent view both within and outside the (the Human Rights) Council on the rights of individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, I am certain that none among you will be willing to tolerate serious, systematic violations of […]

The feminist poets of Mumbra

March 5, 2012

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Reblogged from The feminist poets of Mumbra Mohammed Wajihuddin, TNN | Mar 4, 2012, In a modest flat off a dusty lane in the Muslim-majority town of Mumbra, a group of young girls is sitting in a semi-circle. Before they entered the apartment, they were all covered with the black veil, the unofficial dress code […]

Explainer: Gender Identity issues

February 25, 2012

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Image: Vincent Yu/AP/Press Association Images THIS WEEK, a television advert by bookmaker Paddy Power that was labelled as “deeply transphobic” by an Irish transgender support group was suspended from UK television and most Irish TV stations. The Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) had said that the advert made transgender people feel “mocked and ridiculed” and […]

Gender and the tyranny of the ‘normal’

February 24, 2012

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Sensationalist news stories about gender dysphoria only serve to isolate sufferers of this condition Philippa Perryguardian.co.uk, Thursday 23 February 2012 A still from the film Ma Vie en Rose, which tells the story of Ludovic, a small boy who dresses like a girl. Photograph: Blue Light In the past, the major difficulty with gender identity […]

Britain’s first ‘male mother’: Man born a woman is first in UK to give birth despite having sex change

February 13, 2012

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The man had hormone treatment to reactivate his womb He is one of only five ‘male mums’ in the world The baby is thought to have been delivered by cesarean section By Fiona Macrae Last updated at 10:49 PM on 12th February 2012 Expecting: World’s first male mum Thomas Beatie – born Tracy Lagondino – […]

Gender-bending model pushes limits of the runway

February 9, 2012

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Associated Press NEW YORK — On a chilly winter afternoon, Andrej Pejic settles into a Manhattan cafe with a cup of Earl Grey tea, sitting gracefully, long legs crossed. The blue-eyed fashion model gazes out a window, unaware that almost every man sitting at surrounding tables is transfixed. A man in a black leather jacket […]

Transgender German Girl Faces Being Institutionalized By Father Who Rejects Her Gender Expression

February 1, 2012

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Posted: 01/31/2012 International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists are expressing concern over reports that an 11-year-old German transgender girl is in danger of being institutionalized. Though exact details on the case are slim (at least in the English language media), International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) declared their support for the […]

Transgender German Girl Faces Being Institutionalized By Father Who Rejects Her Gender Expression

February 1, 2012

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Posted: 01/31/2012 International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists are expressing concern over reports that an 11-year-old German transgender girl is in danger of being institutionalized. Though exact details on the case are slim (at least in the English language media), International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) declared their support for the […]

Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job

January 31, 2012

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By DINA BAKSTPublished: January 30, 2012 FEW people realize that getting pregnant can mean losing your job. Imagine a woman who, seven months into her pregnancy, is fired from her position as a cashier because she needed a few extra bathroom breaks. Or imagine another pregnant employee who was fired from her retail job after […]

Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job

January 31, 2012

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By DINA BAKSTPublished: January 30, 2012 FEW people realize that getting pregnant can mean losing your job. Imagine a woman who, seven months into her pregnancy, is fired from her position as a cashier because she needed a few extra bathroom breaks. Or imagine another pregnant employee who was fired from her retail job after […]

Beyond macho: defining a man’s world

January 28, 2012

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By DONNA NEBENZAHL, Freelance January 28, 2012 Marc Lafrance teaches courses on masculinity at Concordia University. “If we can get men to feel that their lives don’t need to correspond to this mythic machismo, that will open them up to life experiences,” he says.Photograph by: ALLEN MCINNIS THE GAZETTE, Freelance The male stereotyPe of the […]

Beyond macho: defining a man’s world

January 28, 2012

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By DONNA NEBENZAHL, Freelance January 28, 2012 Marc Lafrance teaches courses on masculinity at Concordia University. “If we can get men to feel that their lives don’t need to correspond to this mythic machismo, that will open them up to life experiences,” he says.Photograph by: ALLEN MCINNIS THE GAZETTE, Freelance The male stereotyPe of the […]

Dear female students: Stop writing about men

January 24, 2012

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Guys in my class don’t feel the need to dissect broken relationships. Why do the women? For that matter, why did I? By Lorraine Berry  (Credit: Adam Radosavljevic via Shutterstock) My college students write a 20-page piece of creative nonfiction at the end of every semester, many of them memoirs. Over the years, I have […]

Gender-confused children to have puberty delaying jabs

January 23, 2012

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By parentdish.co.uk, Jan 22, 2012 Six children in Britain will be given hormone injections to delay the onset of puberty because they are convinced they were born the wrong sex. Rex Features Last September we reported on the Californian couple whose son had been given hormone therapy from the age of eight. But now hormone […]