Month: April 2009

Take a Minute for Fair Pay

Are you blogging for fair pay today? Submit your posts to the National Women’s Law Center, and check out all the great bloggers who are covering this issue. While you’re at it, urge the U.S. Senate to support the Paycheck…

Criminalizing Sex

This is disturbing: A German musician has been arrested on suspicion of infecting a sexual partner with HIV. The prosecutor’s office in the western town of Darmstadt said Ms Benaissa had been detained because of the “urgent suspicion” that she…

What about the children?

A trans parent writes about raising her sons, and it will make you cry. With all the hand-wringing we hear about non-traditional families, it’s easy to forget that a little empathy goes a long way — and that what matters…

Boys Teach Me Things.

Because I need a little humor to break up what has been a fairly depressing news day, a g-chat conversation between myself — who is apparently perceived as an expert on all things vagina-related — and a male friend. Laugh…

Mapping Our Rights

All the way back at WAM (wow, was that really a month ago already?), I attended a workshop with Loretta Ross of Sister Song called New Technology, New Activism.  Loretta Ross is one of my personal activist heroes, which is…

Congratulations to Iowan Newly Weds

Earlier this month, a court ruling declared an Iowa ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.  Today, that decision took effect, and the first same-sex couples have applied for their marriage licenses.  Apparently, all over the state there are couples lined up…

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

It’s a little bit late today folks, but self-promote away.  Leave a link in the comments to something you’ve written this week, along with a brief description.  Be specific — don’t just link to your whole blog.