Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Good, the Bad, and the Curious (Links for the Week)

Here's what I've been reading that made me smile (the Good), cry (the Bad), and think (the Curious). What have you been reading (or writing)?

The Good

Arin Andrews and Katie Hill are both transgender teens who met and fell in love while transitioning.

The "Genderbread Person" helps explain the difference between gender, sex, orientation, and presentation in an easy-to-follow format.  

This is fun:

I've never seen Adventure Time, but I love this discussion of BMO as a post-gender representation and it gives a great breakdown of the different waves of feminism:

The Bad

Ken Cuccinelli, who just might become Govenor of Virginia, wants to ban oral sex (despite the fact that such a ban has already been found unconstitutional) because, you know, kids or something

The Curious

The Toast outlines the 16 stages of reading a mean comment about yourself online. I can definitely say I've been through the whole cycle a time or two, especially this step:
Self-hatred, part III: Seriously, why did I even read the comments? Idiot! You know better.
Think Progress provides four charts of statistics that demonstrate their is no "race card" being played, but there's plenty of racism.

Sarah Tuttle-Singer reminds us that judging other mothers is hardly ever a fair game when she writes about the time she forgot her baby in a car.

This personal trainer sometimes hides her muscular arms to keep from scaring away potential clients:
Some women just have this fear of “bulking up.” A fear of looking like a man. A fear that growing muscles will slide them down to the wrong end of the masculine-feminine spectrum. And no matter how cute I looked in my lululemon gear, if I wore make-up and a ponytail, too, my bulbous biceps always led these women to believe I was somehow less female and they backed away from me.

That's what I've been reading. What'd I miss?

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