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What Are the Roots of Gender Inequality? Women’s Rights, Race and Reproduction

June 2, 2012

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Released: 6/1/2012 Newswise — Throughout history, women have faced intense discrimination—from a lack of legal rights and very little independence from their husbands, to being thought to have inferior brains. In many societies, women have long been viewed as less than fully human. American society has come a long way in recognizing and protecting women’s […]

Sex Related Alcohol Expectancies: mediating rape and alcohol consumption

June 2, 2012

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Reblogged from the Rape Crisis Network Ireland Blog Across European countries there are notable differences in the behaviours of individuals who consume equal amounts of alcohol.[i] Culture plays a role in how we behave when we consume alcohol. Studies have shown that how an individual responds to alcohol depends on what effects they expect to […]

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 […]

Sex as Work and Sex Work

May 21, 2012

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By Laura Agustín On May 16, 2012 An army colonel is about to start the morning briefing to his staff. While waiting for the coffee to be prepared, the colonel says he didn’t sleep much the night before because his wife had been a bit frisky. He asks everyone: How much of sex is ‘work’ […]

Time’s breastfeeding cover is pure front

May 12, 2012

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Rather than challenging taboos, Time’s shock tactics exploit society’s existing shame and confusion about sex and maternity Victoria Bekiempisguardian.co.uk, Friday 11 May 2012 Time magazine’s ‘Are You Mom Enough?’ breastfeeding cover, 21 May 2012 When the Time magazine cover for a story on attachment parenting “Are You Mom Enough?” hit the web this week, the […]

The oldest discrimination in the world

May 9, 2012

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Analysis by Ann Cahill, Europe Correspondent Tuesday, May 08, 2012 THERE is little new about gendercide, other than the 21st century ability to provide a scientific-sounding label, and modern technology’s ability to replace routine killings of baby girls with gender-specific abortions. Generally, this crime is held at a safe distance from our consciousness, pigeon-holed in […]