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  1. Anna
    Anna December 15, 2013 at 10:02 am |

    Just four decades ago, the American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as a mental illness. But 40 years ago today, that diagnosis was removed. Read all about medical code 302.0 and the masked man who helped motivate the APA’s reevaluation of its attitudes toward the gay and lesbian community.

    Plus, bonus for those of you seeking more things to click on: a link roundup, featuring good news, bad news, shocking news, and the blaming of women for the spread of STDs!

      1. Billie
        Billie December 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm |

        The APA has updated with the statement that an error was made. They do not classify pedophilia as a sexual orientation, and it is still a disorder.

  2. Gill
    Gill December 15, 2013 at 10:37 am |

    I wrote about why it’s important to keep the rape-apologist Socialist Workers’ Party away from our protests. UK-specific, but relevant to many I think.

  3. Ashley
    Ashley December 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm |

    I posted about the 13 year old girl who talks about slut shaming. What a lovely girl, she is.

  4. Jem
    Jem December 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm |

    I wrote a piece called Someone Is Wrong In The Internet, about blogging, comments sections, honesty and William’s notion of “integrity in language”

  5. socbaker
    socbaker December 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm |

    posts on medical injustice and vagina humor up at Human with Uterus

    humanwithuterus.wordpress.com

  6. BroadBlogs
    BroadBlogs December 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm |

    A response to Rush Limbaugh’s advice that women wear burqas to avoid harassment:

    Burqas Don’t Stop Harassment, Rush

    Some say women are silly creatures who worry over fashion, lace and ruffles. But maybe fashion, lace and ruffles are thought trivial because they are associated with women:

    Vain, Fashion-Obsessed Women

  7. delagar
    delagar December 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm |

    Over at delagar, I write a review of Top of the Lake, a wonderful mini-series by Jane Campion, who you might remember from The Piano.

    Top of The Lake, set in New Zealand, concerns CSA and rape, among many other issues, so it might not be for everyone. But if you can handle it, it’s amazing.

  8. Shannon
    Shannon December 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm |

    Last week I detailed the danger presented to both escorts and non sex working women by Mike Meisenbach of Seattle. Mike Meisenbach was client that nearly killed me and is now having his attorneys threaten me and other women unless we go silent. This isn’t, however, a repeat of my shameless self promotion post of last week.

    I have gotten a series of ridiculous responses in defense of Mike by a total hobbyist type named Stan. Stan is semi infuriating and semi comical because he is so far off the mark and so cliche hobbyist. Alas, I introduce you to hobbyist client type Stan. http://shannonleighton.com/fan-letter-hobbyist/

  9. Shannon
    Shannon December 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm |

    Last week I detailed the danger presented to both escorts and non sex working women by Mike Meisenbach of Seattle. Mike Meisenbach was client that nearly killed me and is now having his attorneys threaten me and other women unless we go silent. This isn’t, however, a repeat of my shameless self promotion post of last week.

    I have gotten a series of ridiculous responses in defense of Mike by a total hobbyist type named Stan. Stan is semi infuriating and semi comical because he is so far off the mark and so cliche hobbyist. Alas, I introduce you to hobbyist client type Stan. http://shannonleighton.com/fan-letter-hobbyist/

    1. BBBShrewHarpy
      BBBShrewHarpy December 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm |

      This is horrific. I hope you are safe and have healed in as many ways as possible. Doubly horrific to have Stans question your experience.

  10. Marsha
    Marsha December 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm |

    6 resources for healthier, safer personal care products: http://humaneeducation.org/blog/2013/12/12/6-resources/

    5 assumptions we should try to make about everyone: http://humaneeducation.org/blog/2013/11/18/5-assumptions/

  11. Cassandra7
    Cassandra7 December 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm |

    My book, Even As We Speak, was published by Class Action Ink. Poems–funny, angry, yearning–about the private concerns of a feminist. For example:

    I Embarrass Myself,
    But It Could Be Worse

    My teacher wanted to be, like Yeats,
    a bird poet. He was a dog poet.
    I was a car poet (there aren’t
    many) for years, and then a dog poet
    (a particular dog), and am becoming
    that dreaded cliché, a flower poet.
    Not, at least, daffodils. And still
    a full step better than an outin-
    the-woods-with-ferns-andfurry-
    creatures-leaves-andsunlit-
    at-last-God poet.

    (Available at the website and on Amazon.)

  12. rimonim
    rimonim December 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm |

    Trans People Are Not Traitors — Rejecting narratives that frame gender transition as anti-feminist.

    What Does It Mean To Be Transgender? — Responding to a reader question.

    Good Things About Being Trans* — I find it easy to talk to men, I find it easy to talk to non-binary/ambiguous people. What are some good things about being trans*?

  13. AT
    AT December 15, 2013 at 2:34 pm |

    I started a blog, where I share newsworthy social (in)justice and offer my thoughts on things. I put a couple of trigger warnings at the beginnings of articles/posts if necessary.

    I have a page that lists resources for those affected by sexual violence, mental health, and addiction/substance abuse. I would appreciate if you all would submit information about resources from your home state. http://taiyibmanifested.com/resources-for-assault-mental-health-and-substance-abuse/

    I have a page for “gold stars”, where I will profile positive, inspirational people/activists/feminists/whatever. You can submit someone you know/know of here and I will follow up with an interview/brief bio with them. http://taiyibmanifested.com/gold-star/

    I also have a book recommendation page http://taiyibmanifested.com/book-recommendations/

    I wrote an article on the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting, mainly about mental health. http://taiyibmanifested.com/2013/12/14/reflections-on-the-one-year-anniversary-of-the-sandy-hook-shooting/

    I wrote an article about Susan Boyle’s rise to fame. http://taiyibmanifested.com/2013/12/12/we-should-be-ashamed-susan-boyles-fame/

    And lastly, I wrote an article about what tolerance REALLY is and why we need it. http://taiyibmanifested.com/2013/12/12/tolerance-what-it-is-and-why-we-need-it/

    Enjoy!

  14. Sue
    Sue December 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm |

    I wrote about the annual “how to address Christmas cards to the lesbians” discussion (and threw out a challenge to everyone to send me a card.)

    A related post discusses how I fell in love with the concept of a Community Center.

    On a more activist note, I reviewed how Pittsburgh ranked in the HRC’s Municipal Equality Index – not well is the short answer, but there’s hope.

    And finally some thoughts about coping with the holidays while living with a mental illness.

  15. Christina
    Christina December 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm |

    At FemItUp! I’m blogging about the Jupiter Ascending trailer and how Hollywood execs diminish female protagonists in trailers because they erroneously believe men won’t go see films with female leads. Jupiter Ascending is the latest example. http://www.femitup.com/jupiter-ascending-or-not-another-male-character-saves-the-day/

  16. duck-billed placelot
    duck-billed placelot December 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm |

    I write about gender, art, science, and puns (not too many! but I really can’t help myself.) on my twitter feed, @casedrury. Last night I had an interesting gender/ships in the night moment:

    What do you guys think about late night gender-war-tragedy stuff like this? How do you handle Schrodinger stranger-danger without losing your sense of self?

    p.s. a dude has already helpfully replied asking if the guy ‘looked nice’. #missingthepoint

  17. Victoria Gaile
    Victoria Gaile December 15, 2013 at 4:35 pm |

    In Noting Abusive Theologians, I commend the Mennonite church and publishing house for its recent decision to acknowledge the sexual harassment and abuse perpetrated by one of its great theologians, John Howard Yoder, and reflect on how the sexually abusive behavior of another highly-regarded theologian, Paul Tillich, has and has not been acknowledged, and on the larger question of whether and how to assess a theologian’s writings in light of his/her abusive deeds.

    Also this week, I wrote about the symbolism of the Advent wreath. Read, vote in the poll, and share.

  18. Amanda
    Amanda December 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm |

    Dealing with the violent sexual assault of a sex worker friend, the fallout from publicly naming the man, and where she is going from here. This is an overview of the situation, if you will. TW for details of a sexual assault.

    Don’t Tread on Me — Or My Friends

  19. Mother X
    Mother X December 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm |

    “I’ve been avoiding writing what happened next that Friday night, knowing it will lead me back to what happened after that. Over seven months of avoidance and here I am, facing a blank page. I remember standing next to the kitchen table reading aloud from the sacred scrolls of Olivia’s last words before she stopped texting.”

    http://www.thenotebooksofmotherx.com/the-notebooks

  20. Aoife
    Aoife December 16, 2013 at 4:00 am |

    I haven’t Shamelessly Self-Promoted in a few weeks, but it looks like it’s Queer Things Month at the Tea Cosy. That, and food. Queerness and food.

    In Stay Out Of My Bubble! Personal Spaces and Public Places, I wrote about a guy sitting next to me on a quiet bus, and why that is far more unpleasant than it looked.

    In I Hope Their Kid Is Gay, I talk about the idea that somehow, homophobes having queer kids is some kind of justice. Because we are not a punchline, and we are not a punishment.

    The Overwhelming Heteronormativity of Born This Way is a challenge to the entire narrative that queerness is something that is entirely innate, that we can’t help, and that could never be a choice.

    And Why Don’t The Bi People Just Come Out Already? An Open Letter To Dan Savage is.. exactly what it says it is.

    Oh, and here’s a link for some seriously yummy Crispy Slow-Cooked Chicken Wings. Because everyone needs hot, tasty comfort food, right?

    Enjoy!

  21. Athenia
    Athenia December 16, 2013 at 9:35 am |

    Sailor Moon has a thing or two to teach American comic book artists about being a lady hero and not having to constantly show boobs and butt at the same time.

    Sailor Moon’s Heroic Lady Poses

  22. AT
    AT December 16, 2013 at 9:07 pm |

    Recently released another piece on mental illness titled, “On Mental Illness and Charlie Sheen”. http://taiyibmanifested.com/2013/12/16/on-mental-illness-and-charlie-sheen/

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