Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday Reading



Why we need a women’s revolution in Somalia
by Yasmin Maydhane
Today my uncle sold his youngest daughter – a 16 year old – to the highest bidder (yes, I mean quite literally sold – whereby the father is approached by the would-be-husband and they negotiate a price – you can still sell girls here), the highest bidder being of a political background, with strong connections to international NGOs and a member of parliament. It should also be mentioned, that my uncle works for the government as well.
Read More at Media Diversified


Academic or Actual Bisexuality, Part I
Dr. J. Sumerau
I have identified as bisexual since the first time I heard the term at a political rally in the late 1990s. Although I have experienced bisexual attractions and sexual engagements for as long as I can remember, I will never forget the moment an intersex bisexual activist took the stage and provided a sexual definition and label that finally seemed to make sense in relation to my own experiences.
Read More at Conditionally Accepted

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On Pluto and planethood: or, how science isn’t very good at classification
by Stavvers
As I write, New Horizons is within celestial spitting distance of Pluto. When the craft was launched in 2006, Pluto was a planet. It isn’t any more.
Read More at Another Angry Woman


Five Amazing Movies I Just Made Up to Repeat the Same Magic as ‘Spy’
by Katherine Murray 
McCarthy shines in Spy partly because Spy was built for her to shine in – that’s not to take anything away from her performance; movies are tailored to fit A-list stars all the time. Finding a great actor and creating the right role for them is just as valid a strategy as creating a great role and then finding the right actor. That said, watching Spy reminded me that there are other female actors I’d love to see starring in custom-built projects – these are the first five that come to mind.
Read More at Bitch Flicks


My SAR Experience (Told In Memes)
by Dr. Jeana Jorgensen
I recently had the opportunity to take a SAR – that is, a Sexual Attitude Reassessment. It’s generally a 10-12 hour-long workshop wherein an instructor guides the class through a series of sexual images and topics. The point is to prepare sexuality professionals (sex educators, counselors, and therapists) for all the varied sexual practices we’ll encounter out in the wild.
Read More at Sex Ed With Dr. Jeana


Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy



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