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Posts tagged gender.

11.10.12 ♥ 25813
knowhomo:

LGBTQ* & PFLAG Information You May Have
Text below by amazing Tumblr blogger PFLAGmom (pflagmom.tumblr)
“Their two major goals are: 1. to place on the 2014 Missouri ballot an initiative banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. and 2. A constitutional amendment supporting marriage equality in Missouri. These are daunting tasks to say the least. But this just may be the time to get this done. I live in a small town in Missouri and our local public school system (where my son had to fight to get the GSA recognized 6 years ago) has recently added sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination statement. This is huge!! I’m involved now in a letter-writing campaign at my university to have our non-discrimination statement amended to add sexual-orientation. This year, our Board of Governors may actually pass it! Now- to the state level!
It is estimated (based on polls) that up to 60% of Missourians support nondiscrimination protection for LGBT people. We just need to get the measure on the ballot THEN fight to get it get it passed.”
If you are a registered voter in Missouri or have friends/family who are, please read the rest of the post HERE. Together we can make each corner of the world a safer and more inclusive place.

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* & PFLAG Information You May Have

Text below by amazing Tumblr blogger PFLAGmom (pflagmom.tumblr)

Their two major goals are: 1. to place on the 2014 Missouri ballot an initiative banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. and 2. A constitutional amendment supporting marriage equality in Missouri. These are daunting tasks to say the least. But this just may be the time to get this done. I live in a small town in Missouri and our local public school system (where my son had to fight to get the GSA recognized 6 years ago) has recently added sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination statement. This is huge!! I’m involved now in a letter-writing campaign at my university to have our non-discrimination statement amended to add sexual-orientation. This year, our Board of Governors may actually pass it! Now- to the state level!

It is estimated (based on polls) that up to 60% of Missourians support nondiscrimination protection for LGBT people. We just need to get the measure on the ballot THEN fight to get it get it passed.”

If you are a registered voter in Missouri or have friends/family who are, please read the rest of the post HERE. Together we can make each corner of the world a safer and more inclusive place.

08.30.12 ♥ 44

"Kids get a lot of ideas early from play about what they can do, what they like and what they can aspire to," Tolman said. "By making those themes gender specific, it leaves out a whole range of possibilities."

Efforts at gender neutral play are not about eradicating the sight of pink or blue from toy stores or necessarily pushing children away from toys traditionally associated with their gender, she said. It’s simply a matter of making them feel like all options are open.

"It’s about making all these ways of playing part of the human experience. Anxiety about gender has created codes that have nothing to do with how people should be people," she said. "There’s nothing wrong with pink. It’s the meaning we infuse it with."

08.28.12 ♥ 6
theunfriendlyatheist:

“I didn’t come from your rib, you came from my uterus.”

theunfriendlyatheist:

“I didn’t come from your rib, you came from my uterus.”

08.26.12 ♥ 2842

strugglingtobeheard:

what is gender? i ask myself this question a lot. in some ways a performance, a way of survival, a cloak, a mask. in other ways what is innately you, your expression, your ways of being. what does it mean to have more than one varying expression? how does this influence ones life? 

i am just in the mood for taking pictures and messing around and being me. and i realize i can fluctuate from different extremes, partially for survival and partially cause it’s who i am. so this was from tonight, work and then how i would wanna chill sometimes, if i went somewhere. and then there’s in between. 

07.07.12 ♥ 308
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mitbix:

In light of the European Commission’s really, really misguided attempt at trying to draw more women into the Sciences, someone linked Girls in STEM: A New Generation of Women in Science instead.

Girls in STEM, featuring young women scientists and engineers who wowed the President and the nation at the White House Science Fair in February, shines a spotlight on these extraordinary young role models and their exciting projects — ranging from a machine that detects buried landmines, to a prosthetic hand device, to a lunchbox that uses UV light to kill bacteria on food.

And that is how you do it.

They got to meet both President Obama AND Bill Nye??? I’m so jealous! I wish I had done something with science. I’m such a math and science person, but I went into social sciences. Go figure.

Alright, I gathered a few helpful graphics for sex, gender, expression, sexuality, and orientation. A quick description of each:

1) This is probably one of the most helpful diagram’s I’ve ever seen on sexuality and orientation. It may not cover everyone, but for a comprehensive diagram, it does a pretty good job. I marvel at whoever made it.

2) The “Wibbly Wobbly” model. The most accurate portrayal yet of all the different possible combinations of sex, gender, expression, and orientation. Of course, it’s incomprehensible because, well, sex, gender, orientation, and expression are never neat and easily represented. 

3) The GenderBread person 2.0. You may have seen the GenderBread person with the sliding scale, and it was alright, but the sliding scale method of representing gender, sex, expression, and orientation still relies on binary 2D thinking. This model is a lot more inclusive because it contain at least 4 dimensions of identity (non-gendered, masculine, feminine, and multi-gender). On top of that, you can still mix and match between gender, sex, orientation, and expression. 

4) A helpful Venn Diagram from the interdependence of assigned sex, gender identity, gender expresion, gender role, and sexual orientation. 

5) Last but not least, a simple diagram of polyamorous relationships. This is mostly a joke for my fellow poly folks. :)

06.29.12 ♥ 84
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knowhomo:

Trans* and Gender Videos You May Have Missed

Kate Bornstein Interview (shot for documentary Genderf*kation)

We have a couple of her books in the office, and she really is a great writer, especially for younger people. She has an awesome talent for reaching out to young queer people.

06.14.12 ♥ 78

s0ulbride:

#feminism (Taken with instagram)

05.14.12 ♥ 15445

gaywrites:

Nepal will host Asia’s first LGBT sporting event

The South Asian country of Nepal will host the area’s first sporting competition for the LGBT community in the fall, organizers announced this week.

Set to take place in September or October, “Blue Diamond National Sport Competition” will include sports like volleyball, football, long jump, martial arts, tennis and yoga. At least 200 people are expected to participate, including hijras and intersex people.

Though Nepal is a historically conservative country, it decriminalized homosexuality in 2007, hosted South Asia’s first lesbian wedding less than a year ago and recently recognized a third gender in census data.

Organizer Sunil Babu Pant said he hopes the sporting event will become an annual occurrence and an international phenomenon.

“People respect and take seriously those who play sport. It’s about healthy lifestyle,” Mr. Pant said in an interview with India Real Time adding that events like these help “send messages across that LGBTIs can do anything” and should be involved in things “like sport, festivals, politics.” The “I” in LGBTI refers to “intersex,” people who fall somewhere between genders.

All right, I’m impressed. All it takes is a few people to garner support for an event like this and it can become a reality. Many, many props to Nepal for so many examples of progress in so little time.

03.23.12 ♥ 40
Women who are too sexual aren’t taken seriously, and women who aren’t sexual enough aren’t taken seriously. Women who are conventionally attractive get valued solely for their sexual appeal; women who aren’t conventionally attractive get dismissed for their lack of it. Women who are conventionally attractive are assumed to be dumb bimbos; women who aren’t conventionally attractive are assumed to be either bitter or desperate. Women who are conventionally attractive get trivialized; women who aren’t conventionally attractive get treated with pity and contempt. We can’t win.

(via thecryingame)

Yay horribly crippling societal standards of femininity!

(via private-revolution)

03.01.12 ♥ 54008

Anti-femme culture (and feminists aren’t immune to this) thinks the effort put into femme presentation is a waste of time and energy – or, at the very least, time and energy that could have been spent doing something more important. Anti-femme culture thinks “pretty” probably means “dumb” even when struggling against a culture obsessed with an impossibly narrow beauty standard. Anti-femme culture thinks you can’t do math AND do your nails.

We are humans! We contain multitudes! I do not think it is a problem that teenaged girls are interested in experimenting with presentation via fashion; I think it’s ridiculous and misogynist that they are ONLY encouraged to do that – and that boys don’t have the same freedom of expression.

The Rotund by Marianne Kirby (via ellielamothe)

01.23.12 ♥ 3901
knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Quick Queer History
Color Me Gender
Can You Name The Famous Child of American History Above?
Above sits Franklin D. Roosevelt. Yes, as in the 32nd President of United States of America. This picture of Roosevelt was snapped in 1884 when FDR was 2 ½ years old. During this time in American culture it was a common practice for young boys to wear dresses until they were 6 or 7 years old.
Wait, dresses?
Yes. Dresses were considered gender neutral clothing and colors were not directed towards males or females. Pastel colors started to be marketed more heavily for children in the mid-19th century without distinction towards any particular gender. It wasn’t until after World War I that businesses started marketing colors towards specific assigned genders.
During the turn of the 20th century, around the late 1910s, some companies started to market specific colors. At this time, blue was marketed to young girls and red to young boys. Historically, blue is attributed more often to women, such as in representations of the goddess or the Virgin Mary and pink was often attributed to men as a color of power and war.
With a pinch of irony, the raging Flapper movement introduced mainstream consumers to gender assigned clothing. By 1927, blue was being marketed to young boys and pink to young girls.
The practice is less than 90 years old. So next time your grandparents or parent comment on how you are dressed or the color scheme of your closet, you can simply reply that you are living like your grandparents/great-grandparents did when they were children – without boundries.          
And Now You  KNOWhomo|tumblr

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Quick Queer History

Color Me Gender

Can You Name The Famous Child of American History Above?

Above sits Franklin D. Roosevelt. Yes, as in the 32nd President of United States of America. This picture of Roosevelt was snapped in 1884 when FDR was 2 ½ years old. During this time in American culture it was a common practice for young boys to wear dresses until they were 6 or 7 years old.

Wait, dresses?

Yes. Dresses were considered gender neutral clothing and colors were not directed towards males or females. Pastel colors started to be marketed more heavily for children in the mid-19th century without distinction towards any particular gender. It wasn’t until after World War I that businesses started marketing colors towards specific assigned genders.

During the turn of the 20th century, around the late 1910s, some companies started to market specific colors. At this time, blue was marketed to young girls and red to young boys. Historically, blue is attributed more often to women, such as in representations of the goddess or the Virgin Mary and pink was often attributed to men as a color of power and war.

With a pinch of irony, the raging Flapper movement introduced mainstream consumers to gender assigned clothing. By 1927, blue was being marketed to young boys and pink to young girls.

The practice is less than 90 years old. So next time your grandparents or parent comment on how you are dressed or the color scheme of your closet, you can simply reply that you are living like your grandparents/great-grandparents did when they were children – without boundries.          

And Now You  KNOWhomo|tumblr

12.26.11 ♥ 712
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pompadoursandpincurls:

goodreasonnews:

foreverliberal:

socialismartnature:

(Video) Child PWNS commercialized gender-marketing …

This kid has it right — she asks a question that EVERYONE should be asking. Screw gender distinctions. 

Haha, look out marketers, there are 4-year-olds who can see through your bullshit!

I. LOVE. HER. 

AND HER ANGER.

Look at that little Riot Grrrl, haha. She’s so smart! She knows what’s up.

12.24.11 ♥ 7401