Category: Sexuality

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E. Wayne Ross: Texas state school board continues assualt on reason

[Cross-posted from Where The Blog Has No Name] The right-wing wing assault on reason in schools has intensified with the appointment Gail Lowe as the chair of the Texas State Board of Education. Lowe recently criticized the inclusion of US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and legendary labor leader Cesar Chavez in the social studies Read more…

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Dave Zirin: Caster Semenya and the Idiocy of Sex Testing

World-class South African athlete Caster Semenya, age 18, won the 800 meters in the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships on August 19. But her victory was all the more remarkable in that she was forced to run amid a controversy that reveals the twisted way international track and field views gender.   The Read more…

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Michael Bronski: Stonewall: Requiem for a Riot

It was a just another hot city night in late June. The streets of Greenwich Village were filled with cruising queens, displaced street youth, drug dealers, and musicians trying to gather a small audience and make a few bucks. Police raids on the city’s gay bars were an almost every-evening occurrence. But when New York’s Read more…

Daniel allen Cox: An open letter to Ryszard Grobelny, mayor of Poznan, Poland

Dear Ryszard, The day I return to Poznan, I’m going to visit my two Polish heroes: Ninio the gay elephant, and the man who kept me safe the year I lived there. Let me tell you about the night these two characters collided, but never met. On April 2, 2005 at 9:37 p.m., the church Read more…

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Fabio Sallustro: La matematica? Non conta per Severgnini

Nel giornalismo e’ buona norma correggere l’italiano, anche quando si tratta di lettere al direttore. Gli strafalcioni e le sgrammaticature si perdonano a chiunque, e il lavoro di "editing" serve a ripulire i testi per renderli piu’ leggibili, gradevoli e ortograficamente corretti. L’importante e’ non stravolgere il testo delle parole, e mettere tra virgolette solo Read more…

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Michael Bronski: “Showgirls” and Cultural Change

  I have never wanted to go to Las Vegas, ever. The entire concept of it—people losing their money in unbridled gambling, hideous conspicuous consumption, extravagant (although essentially tacky) hotels that ignore basic creature needs—strikes me as repulsive. Never mind that this is all going on when the world economy is crumbling. But, political resolve Read more…

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Michael Bronski: The Oscar Winning Politics of Hope

  "Oh my God. This was not an easy film to make. First off, I have to thank Cleve Jones and Anne Kronenberg and all the real-life people who shared their stories with me…. When I was 13 years old, my beautiful mother and my father moved me from a conservative Mormon home in San Read more…

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Sheila Rowbotham: Woman’s Consciousness, Man’s World

[This essay is part of the ZNet Classics series. Three times a week we will re-post an article that we think is of timeless importance. This one was published in ZMag February 1, 2006.] The Z Classics series is intended to chronicle the many contributions activsts and scholars have made to current inclusive revolutionary theory, vision, and strategy. Read more…

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Site Administrator: Chávez’s opinions on Gender: huge advances and challenges to come

The following extended extract comes from President Chávez’s article in today’s edition of respected Venezuelan Daily, Ultimas Noticias, titled “Woman, Woman, Woman”. It demonstrates not only his incredible skill at creating an emotionally powerful narrative, but many of the contradictory dynamics in which the struggle for female liberation in Venezuela is located “The extraordinary thinker Read more…

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Matt Loewen: Navigating Sexism and Sexuality: I Refuse to be a Man

  I have a question that I’ve been pondering on for a while now, but I wasn’t willing to ask anyone who might be able to answer my question for whatever reason. What I’ve been pondering is the difference between sexism and sexuality. I’ve taken a few courses in Women’s Studies in University, and am currently Read more…

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