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Gender Neutral Childhood Possibilities

http://rt.com/news/sweden-toys-catalogues-gender-527/ This article discusses how a Swedish toy company has reversed gender roles in their holiday catalog. Girls are playing with action figures and boys are playing with doll houses. Also, Sweden has proposed using the pronoun “hen” to replace … Continue reading

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Sh*t “Ilan” Says

I came up with the idea for this blog post last week, and have been compiling phrases since December 1, 2012. “Ilan” is a good friend of mine and hall mate for the second year now. I consider “Ilan” to … Continue reading

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For What Are We, Future Health Care Providers, Responsible?

Viewing “Diagnosing Gender” and “The Business of Being Born” enhanced my awareness about what the medical profession has perceived as being their responsibility when providing care for women and transsexual individuals. According to the films, healthcare providers have assumed the … Continue reading

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Culture Problems and Culture Change

There’s a frustrating tendency in gender studies to point out problems—label them as cultural, perhaps—and leave it there. It’s a bit ironic, considering women’s/gender studies emerged as the academic attempt to legitimize change-based political movements. But, somehow, discussions of how … Continue reading

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What does your vote really say?

Being an Australian and not knowing a lot about the American political environment I have been doing a bit of reading about the various campaigns and came across this article which I thought what quite interesting. Here, the author asks … Continue reading

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Discriminating Bodies

What is Discrimination: Hollywood culture constantly bombards us with images of the emaciated model; stick thin with not an ounce of fat. If a model or actress is unable to naturally achieve this desired look then she is sent for … Continue reading

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What is freedom?

Usually, when someone asks this question, the answer given is “it means being able to do whatever you want, whenever you want”, “free will” or other comments along those lines.  In theory at least, freedom could be that– you could … Continue reading

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A Counterintuitive Responsibility

For what is a parent responsible? Is it their child’s normal maturation? The answers to these questions would seem natural for a child born with ‘normal’ genitalia. But, what about the one intersex baby born per 1500 ‘average’ newborns? Parents … Continue reading

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