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Pink, cermaic necklace with the transgender symbol.
Why Do Trans Women Transition in a Sexist Society?
July 22, 2014 • 16 comments • 9 204 views
Sex & Gender

The facebook page “Lesbians and Feminists Against Transphobia” posted an email they received on their page. It was an email from a feminist cis woman asking about trans women. I’ll try to split up the email and respond to each part of it. The email is quoted with the permission of the author.

«This is probably a really stupid question to y’all, but to me trans issues are kinda complicated and I don’t really understand, I’m trying to learn not trying to offend, I apologize if I do. But could you explain, in simple non academic language if possible, …»

Stereotype Threats and Women in Science
June 24, 2012 • one comment • 698 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

When I recently watched the video recording of the panel debate from the Women in Secularism conference (which I posted here), a comment Rebecca Watson made about how gender stereotyping affects performance in mathematics and science caught my interest. She referred to a study mentioned in the book Delusions of Gender. I got the reference […]

Welcome to the Theocracy
May 11, 2012 • no comments • 522 views
Feminism, Freethought

So, I do try to respect people’s right to their personal beliefs. The key word here being personal. In turn, I do not want some group’s collective beliefs imposed on the rest of us. That is, them not respecting my personal beliefs in return. Unfortunately too many religious organisations are to dense to understand this […]

The Security Hysteria and Discrimination
May 1, 2012 • 2 comments • 649 views
Other

While reading through my RSS-feed today I came across a puzzling post by Sam Harris titled “In Defense of Profiling”. He talks about the way security treats people on airports and come to some strange conclusions about this. Firstly, let me say a thing or two about my own experience with, and thoughts about, the […]

MRA: A War on Women?
March 10, 2012 • one comment • 951 views
Sexism

I sometimes write about feminism, but I rarely write about the anti-feminists. I do follow the blog Man Boobz though, and yesterday I found a link to an interesting article from Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights organisation dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, titled “Leader’s Suicide Brings Attention to Men’s Rights Movement”. The […]

The Pope on Gay Marriage
January 11, 2012 • one comment • 374 views
LGBT

The Pope is naturally an expert on gay marriage. I mean he lives with a whole lot of men you know. Apparently he’s not paying attention though. His significant experience with sex and family life makes him well qualified to make insightful comments like: The family, based on the marriage of a man and a […]