This is good news.
I haven't blogged about this for a few reasons (book ban, work, writing, tennis, karate, etc.), but I think it deserves some attention here, at least for the attention it's getting at Autostraddle: Ramin Seetodeh wrote an article for Newsweek about gay actors not being able to convincingly play straight. Alan Cumming (yes, that Alan… Continue reading newsweekgate or whatever they’re calling it.
Thanks for visiting. No, really, thank you. I'm glad to know that you've found my new home here at WordPress, as I'm quite proud of it. And I'm glad that when someone searches "trans" or "transwoman," that my blog generates some hits. I consider myself part of the feminist community that wants to include transpeople,… Continue reading an open letter to the folks searching my blog
From the incredible Staceyann Chin: Many of you have already heard about our film, Baby Makes me. For you, this is an update. But for the folks who have not heard Tiona and I are making a documentary together. For years, I have wanted to become a mother. But the timing has never been quite… Continue reading call for assistance
So. I just received (and I mean, literally JUST received) a message on Facebook from the Women Poets Reader Directory. The message was advertising the following new initiative, originated by Cate Marvin and Erin Belieu: A few days ago, Cate Marvin sent out an open letter to a group of women writers detailing her concerns… Continue reading women in literature
Clearly I am behind in blogging, and I was away for a few days last week camping in the Pine Barrens, and so I didn't see the news until today, but:The Matthew Shepard Act has passed, and the bill will be presented to Obama in the near future for his signature.Sweet!
I've been lacking in the social-awareness blogging lately, so I just wanted to bring to your attention:Iowa! (who'd-a thunkit?)andVermont!That makes four now, kids, what with stalwart Massachusetts and last year's Connecticut victory. California's still pending, and New Jersey's got civil unions - but activists here are pushing hard for marriage.Just a thought: if California overturns… Continue reading yay!
Tomorrow is a Spirit Day at my son's school. The theme is "Mixed Up/Dress Backward Day," and there were no suggestions or guidelines offered for what types of clothing the administration, PTO and teachers expect to see on the kids tomorrow. I imagine they're thinking some kids will come in with their shirts and pants… Continue reading opportunity
After a reminder from Ashley that today is International Women's Day, and a nudge toward Feministe for their Top 100 Women post, I'm adding my top women:Marie HoweAriel LevyCoretta Scott KingSylvia RiveraName yours!
Every week or so, the PTO at my son’s school sends out an email with reminders about upcoming events, school projects, and requests for volunteers. This week, I saw the following [emphasis not mine; sadly, it wasn’t necessary for me to boldface anything, as it already appeared that way in the original email]:In conjunction with… Continue reading teaching negativity