A Body Image, Body Politics, and Body Justice News Roundup
- The ongoing tragedy of the Louisiana floods taking place right now is largely going uncovered in the media. Why?
End the Violence
- Turkey transgender activist’s death highlights rise in hate crimes. This week Hande Kader, a 22-year-old Turkish woman, was raped and set on fire for being trans
- The Story of Khalid Jabara’s Murder Is Devastating and Infuriating especially knowing that his family was harrassed for years by his racist neighbor and police could have prevented it.
- Trans Folx for Eating Disorders is currently accepting submissions for a zine centering on Queer andTrans People of Color and marginalized voices such as fat folx, disabled folx, femme folx and low income folx. There is an open theme and submissions are due by October 1, 2016.
- Surprise! Olympians have their periods. Recently a friend of mine posted a righteous rant on how her Dr. conveniently forgets she has a chronic condition known as Premenstrual DYSPHORIC disorder and still doesn’t take her symptoms seriously because they are related to her menstruation. The Independent asks Period pain is officially as bad as a heart attack – so why have doctors ignored it? The answer is simple….
When Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) — an organization whose mission is to create a “trans-friendly education system” — distributed a “gender unicorn” as an educational tool, conservatives as usual were not happy. – Conservatives Are Really Scared Of This Purple ‘Gender Unicorn’
- A federal judge ruled Thursday that Mississippi’s ban on same-sex couples adopting children is unconstitutional, making gay adoption legal in all 50 states.
- The trailer for much-anticipated coming of age story of a young Black gay man is here. The film, Moonlight comes from playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s show “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.”
- ‘Conservatives are getting very upset over the news that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools made recommendations to staff so they can better understand Title IX obligations and prevent bullying of trans students.’ Particularly the use of The Gender Unicorn as an educational tool.
Body, Mind & Culture
- Baltimore elementary school deals with conflict by sending kids to the mindful moment room instead of the principals office.
- Marvel and ESPNhave teamed up, for the second year in a row, to create the Impact 25 — a list of 25 female athletes and influencers who have put their mark on women in sports.
- ‘When I was six, I was hospitalized with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. … The fact that I was able to play didn’t mean I wasn’t sick enough to be hospitalized. It meant that regardless of my illness, I was a child with the same needs and wants as other children. Yet, with adults, the same concept doesn’t seem to hold true’. – I Won’t Apologize for Having Fun While Chronically Ill
- Arielle Greenberg dissects the complexities of Harley Quinn, BDSM and Feminist pedagogy in Suicide Squad for Wierd Sister.