Nothing shocking: A look at the latest Victoria’s Secret controversy

Any feminist worth their salt has no doubt seen at least one mention of the latest Victoria’s Secret dust-up. This time, the retailer has struck the ire of conservatives and feminists alike for the reported launch of a hyper-sexualized line of lingerie marketed to tweens. Or did they? It wouldn’t be surprising that a brand…

Got a sec? Take this gender survey

From my friends at Gender Justice Nevada, if you are a Nevada resident, please consider taking the survey: i want to strongly suggest that EACH ONE OF US who self-identifies as trans* or gender non conforming and is over 18 years of age take 20 minutes or so ASAP to complete the trans* health needs…

Panty raid: Spiderman and princess underpants for ALL!

Now this particular TMF: Tired Marketing Fail hits closer to home than most because Andrea Shindeldecker of Oak Park, Illinois is a mom after my own heart. You see, her five-year-old daughter LOVES Spiderman! Sure, other superheroes are great and all, but Spidey is tops. Sound like another little girl you’ve heard about on this…

Feminist Files: We are all Steubenville

Blame it on the red tape: City officials for Steubenville, Ohio have started a blog to “disseminate the most accurate information” regarding the (alleged) gang rape of a 16-year-old girl by the city’s high school football team. I suppose this is one of those the-best-defense-is-a-good-offense approaches after they’ve been publicly shamed by the hacker collective…

Gender Justice Nevada: Queer Anti-violence Project

Got a message from occasional SCS contributor Jane Heenan regarding the Queer Anti-violence Project of the Gender Justice Nevada organization. The anti-violence project is seeking volunteers and offering a training session on Nov. 5. (Training application details here.) Details on the Queer Anti-Violence Project: The Queer Anti-Violence Project provides Southern Nevada with specific victim/survivor services…