This election has been shaped by Clinton’s campaign at least as much as Trump’s trainwreck of one. She’s aggressively capitalized on her gender by positioning it not as a side note, or even a historic anecdote waiting to happen, but instead as a tangible asset than shifts her ability to lead.
Artificial wombs, spoons, #JusticeForBarb, loads of queer stuff, and even more for you to read! Get in here!
It’s a thing of beauty; this worker moving methodically through the aisles as a liberator of our frustrations – every sweet, piercing jab is a cathartic release of our internal screams.
“Whereas some political systems are centered around equality of opportunity for women in politics — basically, the system we have in the US that (in theory) gives women the chance to run for office and be elected to office just like men, nothing different and nothing more — a growing number of nations and political parties have opted instead to make broader representation of women in their governments an explicit political goal using quota systems.”
There’s a whole lot of patriarchy left to shatter in this cruel world, including at every level of our government. And we need people to crash through glass ceilings in politics who aren’t just straight women.
Babeland workers successfully organized and won the fight to unionize at their NYC locations. Nothing is hotter than getting your toys from a sex positive store that’s also union-strong!
Where does the GOP set the bar for what it considers “bigotry,” or sexism, or just plain offensive bullshit?
When it comes to embodying the kind of toxic bullshit gender politics our culture has praised in men for eons, Donald Trump takes the cake.
It turns out Kokomo might actually be where we wanna go to get away from it all, a bunch of right-wing bigots had to check themselves before they wrecked themselves, a community fought back against the Westboro Baptist Church for the children, and a hippo got born and got photographed. All that and more, right here!
Voting for women isn’t all it takes to reach gender parity in politics. Changing our political system from the bottom-up will go a lot further.
“These lawmakers don’t say that they’re trying to address a problem that actually exists, but instead are supporting the bill in order to fight off transgender boogeymen that live only in their heads.”
Candidates for U.S. President have been utilizing television ads since 1952 to sell themselves to the American people. And for sixty whole years, they’ve perpetuated these five sexist caricatures of women in campaign ads to do so.
When women won the right to vote in America, they changed the entire political and cultural landscape that surrounded their lives.
Oklahoma introduces a bunch of anti-gay bills which can potentially be really dangerous, Hillary Clinton officially wins the Iowa Caucus, 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen wasn’t given CPR until 11 minutes after she was found “cold” in her cell, a father in Tennessee was arrested for chasing his daughter with a knife after she came out to him, Germany opens its first LGBT refugee shelter and more news stories!
These women mounted movements, won awards, told important stories, and otherwise shook the sh*t out of this planet in 2015.
A quick peek at Hillary Clinton’s “awesome gay agenda,” another Festivus pole wrapped in gay pride, a few more crushing defeats for the ex-gay movement, a super sweet performance of “Fun Home,” and a screening of “Carol” in one of the least likely places. IT’S ALL IN HERE!
Carmen Carrera and Caster Semenya got married (not to each other), Venezuela elected a trans woman to their National Assembly, GoldieBlox filled up my heart with their new ad, there’s a whole lot of money headed to a whole lot of important causes this week, and across the globe new laws are protecting and honoring LGBT lives. OH, AND PUPPIES!
Shaking up the gay rights v. “religious freedom” fight in Ireland, a bird that’s super cool, sweet justice in Texas, the coming of LGBT Equality Day, and a bunch of businesses standing up for the gays in Indiana.
LGBT protection laws are gaining steam in Kentucky and Indiana, some otters are in a hammock right now, Portgual’s inching toward gay adoption, Seoul’s national university just elected a lesbian President, and this tortoise in here is WEARING HER SON AS A HAT.
Reforms for Reform Judaism open doors for trans people, Salt Lake City elects some gay people, an introduction to India’s first trans woman cop, a peek at Janet Mock’s fabulous wedding, the winner of a trans beauty pageant, good gay news from around the world, and so so so so much more!