Gender

The media and transphobia: How Christianity gets a free pass

Lilit Martirosyan’s speech in the Armenian parliament has gone viral. Addressing a panel on human rights, Martirosyan described the plight of the trans community in Armenia. She explained how her own experience of threats and violence reflect the challenges that she and other trans people face in the country: I […]

Those oh-so-convincing anti-repeal arguments re-capped (Greatest Hits version)

In the Irish abortion referendum, the ‘No’ side — those campaigning against the repeal of Ireland’s archaic Constitutional abortion ban — certainly had their work cut out. The way the Constitution was worded meant they had to persuade the Irish electorate to defend all of the following: (a) forcing raped pubescent teens to […]

Why is reminding everyone of Trump’s “Grab ’em” comments suddenly risqué?

Michelle Wolf has exercised her right to free speech and the acolytes of America’s telling-it-like-it-is President can’t handle it: Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, told the Guardian he thought the performance was “absolutely disgusting”… In an interview with the Guardian, Spicer, who quit as press secretary last […]

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It’s the 21st century and Irish parliamentarians still want priests in charge of sex education

Ah yes, I remember it well. I was twelve. A Catholic priest brought me into a private room, on my own, and showed me a photograph of a naked boy. The boy was standing on some rocks by a river bank. He was trying to spear a fish with a […]

Gee, I don’t know, is it just me, or could this infographic possibly be a little gender-biased?

Hmm. You tell me… It’s all quite multi-layered. While depicting Dad as some kind of Neanderthal, the designers *still* manage to hold Mom up to unrealistic body-image standards. I mean, what could be more suitable for pitchside than a tight-fitting mini dress and high-heel pumps? And sporty kid is, well, […]