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A Report From the Int’l AIDS Conference: A Shared Agenda for Women

Women leaders at the International AIDS Conference identified key priorities, such as increasing engagement generational and geographic boundaries and demanding more funding for advocacy on sex, sexuality and gender in the HIV epidemic.

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Sunsara Taylor on veils, Foucault, women’s liberation & revolution

Sunsara responds to question about veils, Foucault, sexuality, and women’s liberation at University of California, Berkeley on March 15, 2010. This is from her national speaking tour, “From the Burkha to the Thong: Everything Must, and Can, Change — WE NEED TOTAL REVOLUTION!” Coming up in L.A. on April 8

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on Women’s Liberation, Black Manhood, and Total Revolution

This is boundary-breaking & inspiring.  Listen to Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party spit some cold truth in his remarks at the International Womens’ Program program at LaPregunta Arts Cafe near Harlem on March 6, 2010.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dljezhq-PUg

 

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Loretta Ross On Anti-Choicers, the Media, and Race

Loretta J. Ross is national coordinator of SisterSong Reproductive Justice Collective in Atlanta. So why is her voice largely missing in media reports about “black genocide” billboards in her own backyard?

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Gender: The unspoken prejudice for leadership roles

Why is she a woman first and a leader later?

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How to help in Haiti: thinking about women’s and reproductive health.

Like most of you, we’ve been following the devastating aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Yet keep in mind that it can all too often be women and children who are affected most.

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Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance

I’m a transgendered sex worker, and I want to not get killed for who I am or what I do. As our death count rises, I beg that you consider your prejudices around gender, and let us live in peace. I’m literally begging for my life.

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Get Real! Should I Be Concerned About His Sexuality?

Bisexual, heterosexual and homosexual are terms meant to describe personal identity. Identity is how we conceptualize ourselves, and we may choose one of those terms to describe one part of who we are, not what we do or have done.

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Female South African Athlete Asked to Prove Gender

Just how many experts does it take to assign someone a gender? The female South African winner of the 800m race at track and field world championships in Berlin has been asked to prove that she is a woman.

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How Easy It Isn’t

“Young women today have it so much better when it comes to sex than we did… right?” Often women in their forties and above are shocked to hear that younger women are struggling with sex and sexuality…just like we did. Some struggle even more.

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