Feminist Files: For the boys

After an unscheduled bit of time off (my apologies), let’s get right into it: Boy meets world: Turns out, TV isn’t bad for you… if you’re a white boy. Anyone else — especially girls and boys of other races — not so much. Boys club: Former NFL defensive back Wade Davis came out last week,…

Feminist files: A loaded uterus

Food for thought: An interesting discussion happened last week about the phrase “War on Women.” Even in the movement we’re not all comfortable with the war-themed rhetoric. But how do we “rally the troops” without a call to arms? Waiting list: In Utah you have to wait 72 hours before having an abortion, the longest…

All Nevadans deserve equal access

Wanted to share this from my friends at the ACLU of Nevada: ACLU Calls on Nevada Equal Rights Commission to Protect Public School Students FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 15, 2012   CONTACT:    Katrina Rogers, Legal Fellow:            702.366.1536×208  rogers@aclunv.org Staci Pratt, Legal Director:                 702.366.1536×207  pratt@aclunv.org   Las Vegas, NV – The American Civil Liberties Union…

Feminist Files: Republicans and the women they hate, with a Girl Scout cookie kicker

If you ever needed a good reason to buy Girl Scout cookies, here it is: Following an incident in which a transgender child was rebuked and turned away from a Denver troop last fall, Girl Scouts released a statement saying they were inclusive to any youth who present themselves as girls. Now, anti-LGBT forces are…

Transgender Day of Empowerment

Passing this along: Transgender Day of Empowerment (TDOE) brings together an array of nonprofit organizations and businesses working to empower Nevada’s transgender communities. “Our hope is to expand access to the number of culturally-competent providers to help meet the growing medical and service needs of the estimated 40,000 transgender persons in Nevada,” said EQNVCS Director…

Transgender Day of Empowerment

Passing this along from Jane Heenan: Transgender Day of Empowerment Saturday 19 November 2011 10am to 3pm College of Southern Nevada, West Charleston Campus 6375 West Charleston Boulevard B-Building, Rooms 105 and 106 * Keynote:  Marci Bowers, MD from 2p to 3p * Trans101:  Exploring the basics of transgender experience from 11a to 12noon *…

The Girl Scout law

After news broke of the 7-year-old transgender child who wasn’t allowed to join Girl Scouts, my heart sank a little. You see, I was a Girl Scout for seven years. Denver’s Bobby Montoya has made national headlines because of a Girl Scout leader’s refusal to let him join because he had, “boy parts.”Oh, right. Boy…

National Coming Out Day 2011

It’s Oct. 11 and that means it’s National Coming Out Day. The point of NCOD is to raise visibility for LGBTQ individuals. The idea is that if queer folks come out to those around them, it will help spread awareness and inclusiveness for LGBTQ issues. After all, it’s a lot easier to deny the rights…