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Woman of the Day: Agnes Pockels

Growing up, I remember learning of the accomplishments of many people in US and world history and more often than not, those people were men. Women received much less coverage. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that the accomplishments of women have long been minimized, dismissed, or ignored.  This is another way that sexism has played…

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Pop Culture Link Round Up 11.22.14

Two-legged kitty wants scritches! * * * *  Winnie the Pooh–inappropriate hermaphrodite Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a Polish playground because of his “dubious sexuality” and “inappropriate” dress. The much-loved animated bear was suggested at a local council meeting to decide which famous character should become the face of the play area in…

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LGBT Link Round Up 11.21.14

It should be unlawful to penalize adults engaged in consensual sexual activities.  It is no one’s business what type of sex is occurring behind closed doors.  Sometimes I still can’t believe it took so long for sodomy laws in the US to be overturned (Lawrence vs Texas, 2003).  Like the United States, Australia had its…

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Awww, poor Bill Cosby…

…Not. Trigger Warning:  Discussion of rape and sexual assault Yesterday, I wrote about the rape allegations that surround comedian Bill Cosby.  Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Janice Dickinson are the latest women to come forward accusing Cosby of sexual assault. That makes 15 women to publicly accuse Cosby of sexual assault  (many of the women have similar stories–that Cosby…

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Trigger Warning: discussion of rape and sexual assault In 2005 Andrea Constand brought a lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby alleging that he drugged and sexually assaulted her. 12 other women with similar stories of sexual assault agreed to testify if that case made it to trial. Cosby settled out of court for an undisclosed amount, ensuring…

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Microaggressions don’t usually bother me…

…but today they did. Regular readers know that I’m gay and that I’m progressive in my views.  I’ve no tolerance for bigotry in any form and call it out online on a regular basis and in meatspace when appropriate.  Today I called out some bigotry. Three times.  Two times for the same thing. Earlier in the…