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Female circumcision anger aired in India #FGM

April 27, 2012


Reblogged from kractivist By Rupam Jain Nair | AFP – Tue, Apr 24, 2012 AFP Eleven years ago, Farida Bano was circumcised by an aunt on a bunk bed in her family home at the end of her 10th birthday party. The mutilation occurred not in Africa, where the practice is most prevalent, but in […]

Gender change: Losing him, loving her

February 14, 2012


Published Sun, Feb 12, 2012 Takaaki Iwabu – tiwabu@newsobserver.comLina Kok, left, and Diane Daniel look through photos to post on their travel blog. Lina underwent gender change. Diane says they stayed married because of “love, happiness, comfort,” but the transition has been complicated and sometimes painful. BY DIANE DANIEL – Correspondent Tags: life Every January, […]

Gender: M/F/It’s Complicated

January 26, 2012


January 25, 2012 – 4:00am By Scott McLemee The adventurous reader browsing a newsstand in the 1940s could sometimes find a periodical called Sexology. This was not, in spite of its title, a specialized medical journal, but rather a mass-market title in the empire of Hugo Gernsback. The publisher had invented science fiction — or […]

Gender-confused children to have puberty delaying jabs

January 23, 2012


By, 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 […]

Sex education standards encourage teaching of sexual identity, anti-bullying in schools

January 11, 2012


By Associated Press, WASHINGTON — Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is “the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender,” according to new sexual education guidelines released Monday by a […]

Porn made for women, by women

December 29, 2011


Independent female directors are making pornographic films aimed at women. Catalina May finds out what makes them so different Catalina May, Tuesday 22 March 2011 Anna Arrowsmith (aka Anna Span) has been a porn director for 12 years. This made her recent campaign as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Gravesham rather controversial. “Not my […]

Kids challenge gender identity earlier — and get support

July 31, 2011


Parents and schools are seeing increasing numbers of children, some as young as kindergartners, who are challenging the gender into which they were born. By Lornet Turnbull Seattle Times staff reporter Every few weeks, Aidan Key might get a call: a little boy in school is dressing as a girl — in frilly tops or […]