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The Gay Men Who Hate Women

Ever had a gay man criticize your appearance, or had your ass slapped in a gay club 'as a joke'? Gay male sexism is alive and well.
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I wrote about this 4 years ago in a short blog post; this one is not only longer, but includes some gender history.

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16-year-old queer Latina Jessie Hernandez killed by Denver police

16-year-old queer Latina Jessie Hernandez killed by Denver police | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Jessie Hernandez’ friends describe her as goofy, lovable, with an infectious smile. On Monday morning, the Denver police officers saw in Jessie — a Latina, queer-presenting young person — a threat. For this reason, Jessie is now dead.


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A Salute to the Bad Feminists of Pop

A Salute to the Bad Feminists of Pop | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Hey guys! I’m really glad Jason, in his moving and incisive entry, brought up the ever-divisive Azealia Banks, who, with little warning, finally released her mythically long-awaited debut album Broke With Expensive Taste last month. By the time it came out, I’d gone through at least three stages of feelings...
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Rose McGowan and Azealia Banks say gay men are more sexist than straight men. Is it true? (Video.)

Rose McGowan and Azealia Banks say gay men are more sexist than straight men. Is it true? (Video.) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Welcome back to Ask a Homo, a judgment-free zone where the gays of Outward answer questions about LGBTQ politics, culture, etiquette, language, and other queer conundrums. In this week's ripped-from-the-headlines episode, we confront the unsettling notion that gay men might be more sexist or misogynistic than straight men.  If there...
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I've written about this before; see “There’s nothing gays hate more than when people treat us like women.”

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Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the Long Shadow of the 'Lavender Menace'

Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the Long Shadow of the 'Lavender Menace' | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"The supersensitivity of the [Women's Liberation] movement to the lesbian issue, and the existence of a few militant lesbians within the movement, once prompted [NOW founder Betty] Friedan herself ...
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The fight over the “v” word

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A debate over a word reveals feminism's complicated relationship to trans rights
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Southern Poverty Law Center: Monitor Gender Identity Watch as a Hate Group

Southern Poverty Law Center: Monitor Gender Identity Watch as a Hate Group | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

As a feminist organization, Secular Woman promotes gender equality. We stand against and combat sexism, hate, intolerance, and misogyny.


Transgender women are women.


Cisgender women are women. 


We do not, in any way, view the existence of transgender women, genderqueer individuals or transgender men as a threat to the safety of women, female identity, or the goals of feminism.


As intersectional feminists we acknowledge the privilege that cisgender people experience. We aim to dismantle the axis of oppression that this represents.


Unfortunately, not all who claim the label “feminist” agree with us.  They do not represent us and we reject their actions and views as unethical and devoid of reason.


We stand in opposition.


Members of our community have been targeted by trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs). Personal information such as former names, current legal names, and photographs have been compiled and displayed on the website “Name the Problem”.  Several of the entries are self-attributed to “Pegasus” ("PegasusBug" is a pseudonym of Cathy Brennan, the head of Gender Identity Watch). This information was presented alongside reports describing rapists and batterers of women.


Countless others, including members of transgender advocacy groups have reported similar treatment, as well as other alarming behavior, such as Cathy Brennan contacting employers, schools and medical doctors of transgender women, girls and young men.


This is unacceptable.

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How My Past As A Black Woman Informs Me As A Black Male Feminist

How My Past As A Black Woman Informs Me As A Black Male Feminist | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

I am not new to masculinity, but I am new to being a black man. I am new to the experience of male privilege, as well as the disprivilege of race that marks my black male body as suspect.


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Black. Lesbian. Feminist.

Black. Lesbian. Feminist. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
civillyunioned: “ Gwenn Craig - San Francisco - August 14 1980 (by Gay Freedom Day) During the Democratic National Convention in 1980. ”
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New name for Women’s Studies to become Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, reflect changing field

New name for Women’s Studies to become Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, reflect changing field | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The Women’s Studies Program will change its name to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies starting next fall, a move meant to better represent the department, Women’s Studies Interim Program Director Sonia Hofkosh announced at the LGBT Center’s 20th anniversary celebration on Saturday.

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“From my very first classes, I realized that there’s way more to women’s studies than just feminist history,” Griffiths, a junior, said. “Gender studies [and] queer studies are ... really important intersectional aspects of a lot of the stuff we do in women’s studies, but [currently] there’s no home for it in Tufts.”


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Dana Beyer: A First Step For Maryland's Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act

Dana Beyer: A First Step For Maryland's Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
This week the effort to make Maryland the 17th state to provide comprehensive gender identity protections in employment, housing and public accommodations made its first public legislative appearance in Annapolis.

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It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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