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Letter from the HQ
Letters & Comments
Love It/Shove It
Annals of Junk technology: G-Spotting

The complain List

||| at the Page—A Q&A with author G. Willow Wilson

||| at the Web—Is Pinterest is as girly because the media paints it? And if this is the case, who cares?

||| On Activism—Sarah Schulman talks activism, publishing politics, and making artwork from the margins

::: Nude Awakening Can the nudist stream get its groove again?

::: Sugar Rush—Speaking with writer and suggestion columnist Cheryl Strayed

::: lifestyles on Mars (Hill)—In the nation's fastest-growing megachurch, religion and feminism don't mix

::: road Smarts—The gender justice of graffiti artist Panmelo Castro

::: in poor health Advised—A new group of courting specialists are profiting from the single-black-woman meme

\\\ Bookmarked—Why does gender want its personal genre?

\\\ intercourse and Salacity—Should we chortle or draw back whilst girls are susceptible onscreen?

\\\ Rapped Up—Why can't the mainstream media handle lady MCs one after the other?

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The newest development in our consumerdriven child is available in a sort of confectionary often called a “gender cake. ” Expectant mom and dad ask their ultrasound technician to put in writing the baby’s intercourse on a section of paper, that's then taken to a bakery. A cake is produced, inconspicuously iced at the open air yet concealing a blue- or pink-colored filling that, as soon as the cake has been minimize, unearths the “gender” of the child. made favored via 19 youngsters & Counting television personalities Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, who realized the intercourse in their first grandchild with a gender cake whinge Media is a non-profit, autonomous media association. like it SHOVE IT our collective mind's eye. How will we count on mom and dad to permit childrens to develop into their gender identities while social gathering snacks excited about the baby’s intercourse are becoming more popular and turning into a part of the run-up to start? Given the discrimination transgender humans face and the frequency with which gender–nonconforming children are bullied, it bears pausing after we institute another customized that's according to the normative, static realizing of gender identification. Gender brownies could seem harmless adequate, yet they're much less so while learn as symbols of our culture’s obsession with gendering little ones and growing, instead of relinquishing, customs that serve to manage and implement identities. enchanted: a Q&A with Nina Lacour stable and had hopes of being found. yet although the band is laughable, I didn’t wish the women themselves to be. I do give some thought to them as severe artists; this band is simply whatever they’re doing. It’s vital to every of them for various purposes, yet all of them go back to their genuine passions while the gigs are over. You’ve “made it” on the planet of young-adult fiction, yet you’ve stored your day task educating highschool. Does one feed the opposite creatively? —Ruxandra Looft intercourse considering the fact that manner sooner than the Duggars. Sex-reveal brownies are only a tiny, tasty cog within the laptop. This isn’t to claim that sexreveal brownies are for everybody, or that each child bathe is a gender-policing blowout (I’m certain a few child showers be capable to steer clear of the pitfalls of the gender binary, although I’ll admit I haven’t been to at least one yet). the very fact is still, even though, that the baby-preparation process—indeed, the life-living process—is seriously gendered for almost all people. So until eventually everyone is having infants in a society that actually doesn’t care concerning the intercourse of an unborn fetus, I say allow them to devour cake. —Kelsey Wallace O akland, California, writer Nina LaCour’s most modern young-adult novel, The Disenchantments, gains an all-girl band that proudly sucks at enjoying track. In it, LaCour screens a knack for growing tales with a various (but now not tokenized) cast and the power to take on titanic concerns whereas deftly keeping off afterschool special– speechifying (a knack additionally obvious in carry nonetheless, her first novel). I picked her mind through electronic mail approximately her day activity, home made tune movies, and why she wouldn’t pay for her characters to take guitar classes. —Heather Seggel Being a high-school English instructor is an awesome activity.

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