Weak article on Vox about the worries, no TERRORS of white college profs. Even that photo, I find sickening. Really? The ones that DO the silencing, discriminating, white-washing… are the ones persecuted now?!
That is like saying we discriminate against Christianists when they want to discriminate against homosexuals, lesbians, bi, trans* and intersex people. And we don’t legally allow them to do that. Because discrimination of marginalized folks.
Good to remember I have acquaintances who actually believe this.
Lastly: Are you KIDDING me with the photo? White man not allowed to speak?!?!
“‘Emotional discomfort is [now] regarded as equivalent to material injury, and all injuries have to be remediated.’ Hurting a student’s feelings, even in the course of instruction that is absolutely appropriate and respectful, can now get a teacher into serious trouble.”
How a simplistic, unworkable, and ultimately stifling conception of social justice took over the American college campus.
VOX.COM|BY EDWARD SCHLOSSER
Three conversations. Well, two and one friend thinking out loud. And one last one.
. Shout out to all the trans people (especially people of colour) out there who continue to endure their struggles without financial security, family backing, safety and security from violence and media popularity points. You deserve better than the shit you get dealt with on a daily basis.
Society just apparently needs a few days to feel good about itself for supporting one privileged person. The rest of you are not all forgotten by all of us, I promise.
Beaten and abandoned young womyn in Jamaica forced to live on the streets under bridges and sleep under trees
While America and Canada continue to import evangelist and scholars to guide the Jamaican gov how to demonize and deny humanity to Trans* folks #CallMeCaitlyn
“trans women can’t pass for women. we ARE women.And not even women with a different kind of history. Women aren’t a monolith, there is no shared, universal experience of womanhood. You cannot pass as something you, in fact, actually are.”
— b. binaohan, decolonizing trans/gender 101
The Life Of Transgender Nepalis After The Earthquake
Transgender Nepalis have grown up risking exclusion from society and, sometimes, their own families. Last month’s earthquake brought new problems – even finding a safe place to shelter was more difficult for them and other sexual minorities. […]
Tara Bhattarai is the head of the Nepal Red Cross Society’s gender and inclusion department.
She explains: “It’s our duty to support this vulnerable group. Many transgender people don’t get help from their families and are left to fend for themselves, even in times like this.”
Under Tara’s guidance, the Red Cross is working more closely with the Blue Diamond Society. In fact, the Red Cross is now raising awareness of minority groups among its staff and volunteers across the country. […]
Jessica Letch is a gender and protection advisor for the million Red Cross emergency earthquake operation in Nepal.
She was on the ground within days of the disaster and is determined that help will reach the most vulnerable – including women, children, people with disabilities and LGBTI people.
She says: “The Red Cross wants to respond to the diverse needs that exist within society, and avoid a one-size-fits-all approach.”
“It takes a little bit of a change in thinking, and the Red Cross wants to be part of that change.”
This is a public conversation.
US LGBT Ambassador hits the right note in Jamaica! smile emoticon Acknowledge, Respect, Engage! heart emoticon
“Our own history has not been a perfect history on point. The United States is not yet where it should be on this and other issues. We’ve made a lot of progress, but we’re not here to point fingers, that would be a hypocritical thing for us,” Larson said.”
RANDY Berry and Todd Larson wanted Jamaicans to have a clear understanding of the reason for their visit to the island last week. So, in an interview with the Jamaica Observer lasting just under 30 minutes, the US Government officials stated m …
JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM|BY JAMAICA OBSERVER LIMITED
Very simple really. If you get the message you aren’t worth the money to clean the building, you’ll stop caring about it being clean, you’ll stop caring about keeping it clean.
Research shows that if you leave a car with a broken window on the street, next day it will have two broken windows and the lights knocked out. Day three and someone cut the tires. A week later nothing is left unbroken.
“But CBC video of the building showed rotting walls and broken concrete. The garbage chutes were said to be damaged and disposal areas dark and filthy.”
That’s why people started throwing garbage off balconies.
Bonus: less stink IN the building.
You commented on Maurice Tomlinson’s post.
Argentina court reduces sentence of child abuser because 6-year-old victim is gay “and was used to it.”
“Prosecutors appealed the judges’ decision as ‘perverse and irrational’ and The Federation of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transsexuals is calling for the the two judges to be impeached.”
Doesn’t happen that often that prosecutors criticize a judge’s decision this harshly.
Argentina may have opened up marriage to same sex couples but the influence of the Catholic Church is still very, very strong and it preaches hate for women, girls, The Gays, Trans* people, sex workers, feminists… and on and on… All the while sitting on piles of gold and large tracts of land, eating grade 1 Argentinean steak, drinking expensive wines. But I digress.
“Piombo defended the ruling Monday in radio interviews , saying that the boy had already been ‘initiated by his father into the worst of worlds, leading him to depravation.’
He said that ‘as a result of that experience with the father, the child had showed signs of a transvestite conduct, of conduct we had to take into account.”
I’m glad for the Irish and I can’t quite stomach the idea that a country full of heterosexual people voted on our having human rights. Especially since there were apparently two other ways in the legal system to gain marriage equality.
Irish constitutional scholars (at Marriage Equality):
“What does the Irish Constitution say about marriage?
The Irish Constitution does not define marriage as being between a man and a woman, and so Marriage Equality believe that the Constitution’s definition of “the family” could include same-sex relationships.
The Courts and Marriage: The legal system (ie: our courts) simply interprets the constitutional definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. The Constitution is considered to be a living document, open to interpretation by the judges in the Supreme Court, to reflect the changing values of Irish society. It is, therefore, open to change.
Legislation and Marriage: Legislation was introduced in 2004 (The Civil Registration Act) that defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.
This legislation could be amended at any time to define marriage in gender neutral terms.”
I checked the Irish constitution and the above seems to be correct: http://www.taoiseach.gov.ie/eng/Historical_Information/The_Constitution/February_2015_-_Constitution_of_Ireland_.pdf