Tag Archives: LGBT

On Bullying, and Being Nice

“Bullying” as a political issue has gained much traction in recent years, with suicides of GLBTQ youth paving the way for a campaign to protect youth. Such a campaign is a worthy endeavor, as bullying – aggressive behavior in which the Bully, through force or coercion, habitually targets a victim, who usually has less power than the Bully […]

The War of the Worlds, The War of the Words

Some person on the Tumblr who apparently has free time wrote this. So, here it is. It does not speak to me. This person misses the point of my activism. We speak different languages. Stop telling me and other gays and lesbians to believe your shit. We don’t, and we don’t have to. That doesn’t […]

Unwedging the Wedge

Recently, the GLBT community has expressed anger over the strategy of the National Organization for Marriage to drive a wedge between African-Americans and the Gay Community.  An exhibit from litigation in Maine reveals tactics to derail marriage equality, including “sideswiping” Obama by “exposing” him as a “social radical.” It’s unsurprising that NOM would target a […]

Name the Problem

In February, George Zimmerman – a male adult – murdered Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old child. Much has been written – rightly so – raising questions about race and racism in the murder itself and the subsequent lack of prosecution. A noteworthy piece by my friend Meredith Moise takes this analysis a step further and challenges us to consider how […]

“Technology on the Social and Ethical Aspects of Transsexual Surgery” By Janice G. Raymond

Technology on the Social and Ethical Aspects of Transsexual Surgery By Janice G. Raymond Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Women’s Studies Hampshire College/University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts June, 1980 The subject of transsexualism, whether raised in the public forum or in the academic or medical communities, has been viewed generally as a medical issue that […]

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REBLOGGING SINCE THIS PERSON WON’T APPROVE MY COMMENTS. bugbrennan on March 31, 2012 at 12:26 pm said: Your comment is awaiting moderation. “We must lead feminism with love, or not at all.” Let’s assume this is true. YOU have failed to do that. YOU have used all sorts of aggressive tactics against females for *daring* […]

Ad Hoc Coalition Against the Cotton Ceiling Condemns Planned Parenthood Toronto For Anti-Female Sex Workshop

Toronto, Ontario (March 28, 2012): Today, the Ad Hoc Coalition Against the Cotton Ceiling (the “Coalition”) submitted a petition with more than 250 signatures to Planned Parenthood Toronto (PPT) to ask the organization to reconsider hosting an event that promotes the sexualization of females. PPT is sponsoring a March 31 conference in Toronto called “Pleasure […]

Nice To Meet You

Dear Online “Activists,” Hi. You don’t know me, but you still talk smack about me on the Internet. That’s cool – I know how that goes. Makes you feel better. Go ahead – vent your spleen. Spew it on me – I am a dyke. I’ve been taking this for years. Feel better? Take a breath. […]

A Question for the University of New Hampshire’s Women’s Studies Program

from Cathy Brennan bugbrennan@gmail.com to raj27@cisunix.unh.edu, sarah.stitzlein@unh.edu, judy.sharkey@unh.edu, christine.saltzberg@unh.edu, joelle.ryan@unh.edu, mary.rhiel@unh.edu, Janet.Polasky@unh.edu, delia.konzett@unh.edu, lhopkins@cisunix.unh.edu, mwherold@cisunix.unh.edu, rhackett@cisunix.unh.edu, dpf@cisunix.unh.edu, lesley.curtis@unh.edu, holly.cashman@unh.edu, amy.boylan@unh.edu, courtney.marshall@unh.edu, cconaway@cisunix.unh.edu, marlab@unh.edudate Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 8:34 AM subject Joelle Ruby Ryan: What is Misogyny? mailed-by gmail.com hide details 8:34 AM (43 minutes ago) Good morning, My name is Cathy Brennan, and I […]

So Not GLAAD

“For over 25 years, GLAAD has worked with news, entertainment and social media to bring culture-changing stories of LGBT people into millions of homes and workplaces every day.  Why? Because words and images matter.” The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation exists to hold media accountable for the words and images they present. Recently, GLAAD called […]