Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Posted by Lashings of Ginger Beer Time
First up, let's have a health manifesto! In eleven points of easy reading, Liv lays out her views on health, exercise and morality. CONTENT NOTE: discusses attitudes to bodies, attitudes to exercise, and health-as-moral-imperative - and then firmly dismisses all of the nonsense.
Trans? Disabled? In need of surgery? Best avoid Warwick Medical School: because apparently gender confirmation surgery is "elective" now (contra the WPATH Standards of Care). CONTENT NOTE: cissexism.
Another timely reminder of why fetishising trans men is offensive: see also, the amazing reading list at the bottom of the blog entry.
Occupy Fitspo: a HAES-focused, bodily diverse, feminist health and fitness Tumblr.
In poly news from outside the UK, a three-person civil partnership is approved in Brazil!
Beth Granter releases a statement on how Queers Against the Cuts were subjected to police harassment at the increasingly corporate Brighton Pride.
A man who has been harassing female comic-book authors over Twitter for some years with graphic sexual threats is at last being taken down.
No Blame No Shame, an awareness campaign about victim-blaming, is looking for donations and volunteers to get off the ground!
The founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, Laura Bates, talks about how normalised casual sexual assault has become and what the knock-on effects are.