Matriarchies are not just a reversal of patriarchies, with women ruling over men – as the usual misinterpretation would have it. Matriarchies are mother-centered societies. They are based on maternal values: care-taking, nurturing, mothering. This holds for everybody: for mothers and those who are not mothers, for women and men alike. Matriarchal societies are consciously […] via Matriarchies Are Not Just a Reversal of Patriarchies: A … Continue reading Matriarchies Are Not Just a Reversal of Patriarchies: A Structural Analysis by Heide Goettner-Abendroth —
My name is C.J. and I’m 13 years old. I am a member of the LGBTQ community. My gender identity is male and my gender expression is female. That means that I’m awesome. Just kidding. It means that I was identified male at birth and I like my male body and I prefer male pronouns, […] via Gender Is Over — Raising My Rainbow I wanted … Continue reading Gender Is Over — Raising My Rainbow
I came across the below image on F£$&book today: I liked it a lot because it really defines what sex positivity means to me. Sex positivity also includes choosing not to have sex btw. Image source https://www.facebook.com/BeingFeminist/ In general there is too much shame associated with sexuality, which is a perfectly natural expression of our humanity. Women, as well as men, should be able to express … Continue reading What Does Sex-Positivity Mean?
I was saddened and shocked by the suicide of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and even more so by the suicide of Korean singer-songwriter, Kim Jonghyun of SHINee. As a disability activist, I am providing educational material so that people can better understand and see the warning signs. I’m not prone to Depression but a couple of years ago, as a result of taking Lyrica … Continue reading SUICIDE:- Causes and Warning Signs
TW: Male child sexual abuse, Male adult sexual assault It happened to him, Chester Bennington. He was a victim of childhood sexual assault that lasted for 6 years. Ironically at that time his father was a detective who investigated child abuse. In an interview, Bennington revealed that he had suffered sexual abuse from an older male friend … He was afraid to ask for help … Continue reading It Happened to Him
This is a writing I previously posted on an adult social media site (sad that education is needed there isn’t it?) I was going through posts on another media site where I noticed a friend had posted this article: Navigating Masculinity as a Black Transman: “I will never straighten out my wrist.”. Maleness and Femaleness are inadequate descriptors of a person’s sex. Biologists are proving that … Continue reading How Notions of Gender and Race Constrain Us
I wanted to share photos of my art installation at the grad show, December 2010. These were first shared on an old blog of mine (on 24th February 2011). I majored in Painting at ANU Art School, with a minor in Sound Art and I was immensely honoured when I was given the opportunity to create an installation at the 11th hour. The culmination of … Continue reading ANU Graduation Show 2010