DC Comics makes statement on female characters,...
dcwomenkickingass: This was just posted to the DC website: Over the past week we’ve heard from fans about a need for more women writers, artists and characters. We want you to know, first and foremost, that we hear you and take your concerns very seriously. We’ve been very fortunate in recent years to have fan favorite creators like Gail Simone, Amy Reeder, Felicia Henderson, Fiona...
Winner of the 'Beyond Earth Hour' Ideas Project,...
yourearthhour: While traveling in Tanzania and Uganda on behalf of Text to Change, I asked myself the question: how can we change people’s short-term thinking about the environment? I thought of combining two facts: 1) almost everyone in Africa has a mobile phone; and 2) there is a clear need for more knowledge on environmental issues. So a new idea was born: creating awareness on...
Seasons Change: My experience at the Bike... →
peacemustbenurtured: So, I went to the Bike collective downtown today to get a bike. It was definitely an experience…a great experience actually. I walked in the collective, looked around at the bikes and said, “I’m looking for a bike.” So, I rode bikes trying to find the right fit. Red ones, blue ones, brown ones… […] I was happy to hear that the money I was using to pay for...
project justice - days 1 & 2 →
piecesofstardust: This is the second run of Project Justice - a program I hope can eventually be replicated many times over. This time it is a faith-based version that I’m doing with rising 6th and 7th graders at Vacation Bible School. The challenges I’ve experienced so far are time constraints, the younger age of the kids and the fact that they had not previously done group work together. ...
Obama certifies repeal of DADT →
dcwomenkickingass: Just a few minutes ago the repeal of DADT was signed by President Obama. As of Sept 20, service members will no longer be forced to hide who they are in order to serve our country,” Obama said in a statement. DADT is, of course, a core part of Batwoman’s origin story. In December Greg…
Google+ Goes Gender Neutral →
matokah: There has been a lot of frustration over Facebook apparently requiring new users to register as either male or female. I’m not sure how (or when) I did it, but I declined to state my gender on Facebook years ago and all of my pronouns are singular non-descript (they, their, them). But I haven’t been able to cut my name down just to my first initial on Facebook which is maddening to...
Painting Bill Clinton’s “white roofs” into reality... →
jakelsewhere: By Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza The opnions expressed are his own. If you’ve been outside recently, you probably realize that this summer is hot. With the latest heat wave now spreading across the country, it’s worth pointing out that many Americans are unknowingly contributing to the soaring temperatures. How? Millions of rooftops in America are made of black tar; and they...
Working the System →
Last month, a Calgary radio station announced a contest where women could compete for free breast implants by submitting a photo and a personal statement. Predictably, reviews were, um, mixed. Last week, Amp Radio selected ten finalists, from which online voters chose a winner. The votes are in. Avery, a Calgary trans woman, won the ten-way contest with seventy-six percent of all votes cast....
beejo: When artist Raghava KK had two children, he decided it was time for a new approach to children’s books. That approach manifests itself in Pop It, a new children’s book for iPad that looks to teach open mindedness to toddlers. The book, which is about things that little children do with their parents like take a bath, play or change clothes, is notable for its use of a homosexual...
I want to hug these men. →
tearose88: I just found out about this group after reading this article. I want to give everyone involved in that club a hug, on behalf of everyone who’s ever been grabbed, touched, whistled at, raped, or sexually abused in any way. We shouldn’t live in a world where we come to expect harassment. <3<3 Thanks, guys. And for also making a point to say being a “real man” doesn’t need to...
A small happy parenting moment. →
I’m especially happy that it took all of five minutes for the younger offspring, aged 10, to get the distinction between what she meant to say and what the words themselves might communicate — and that she was able to have this discussion without feeling attacked or turning it into an exchange focused on the innocence of her intent.
The University of Minnesota's newly announced... →
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation... →
“Today we are making history in California by ensuring that our textbooks and instructional materials no longer exclude the contributions of LGBT Americans,” Leno said. “Denying LGBT people their rightful place in history gives our young people an inaccurate and incomplete view of the world around them.”
Jane Goodall: a little girl who loved animals and... →
Jane Goodall at the Ottawa Writer’s Festival
Characters Done Right – Aveline | Border House →
Aveline Vallen - a red haired, freckled woman Memorable characters have unique motivations, stories, and personalities. Video games often have ensemble casts with the individual party members simply serving the main character’s interests. As a healer, damage dealer, or thief they are there to compliment the gameplay style of the main character. Dragon Age 2 takes an ensemble cast and...
Changing Gender Roles in Richard Scarry Books →
equalitymyth: This is amazing. Click for more images. (via thefrisky; fuckyeahgenderstudies; lostgrrrls) (for those who need or want a textual description: two copies of an image of the inside of a kitchen, with contents (sink, stove, etc.) labeled. The two pictures differ in that the right-hand picture includes both ‘mother’ and ‘father’ while the left-hand...
The Rise of Afghanistan’s Fearless Young Feminists →
Fed up with incremental progress, young Afghan feminists are boldly challenging their country’s treatment of women and demanding that their voices be heard. On July 14, they and their allies will march through downtown Kabul in Afghanistan’s first ever public demonstration against sexual harassment.