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
This is the recent MLA lamb ad. To address the MLA ad’s glossing over of what Australia Day represents, Indigenous artists at Cope ST Collective created their own satirical version. Video Source: https://www.facebook.com/CopeSTCollective/videos/1845844978968700/ Continue reading 2017 Australia Day Lamb Ad and It’s Satirical Cousin