Everyday Isms

Girls can’t what?!: sexism in STEM classrooms

By Stephanie Wang Sure, I see statistics on the clear disparity in the number of women going into STEM fields, hear horror stories of sexism in the workplaces of tech giants, and notice a difference in the amount of girls in math and science classes, but it’s another thing altogether to experience an overt form…

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Bureaucracy and Bi-exclusion in the LGBT+ Community

By Pip Williams Content note: biphobia, mentions of rape, stalking, and intimate partner violence https://twitter.com/Biscuitmag/status/867505280585801730 A tweet by bisexual women’s magazine Biscuit came to my attention earlier today, sharing parts of an email exchange between editor Libby, and organiser Patrick of London LGBT Pride. Libby’s email politely points out Pride’s glaring omission; a bisexual marching…

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Today we march

By Isla Whateley Content note: Donald Trump, mentions of sexual assault, rape, incest and abortion Today, women from all over the world will unite in a march of solidarity, in order to prove just how important women’s rights are and to prove to the new Trump administration that they cannot ignore us. The main march…

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Bi Community

By Fee Grabow It took me a really long time to come into my bisexuality. This will sound strange to anyone who knows me because I love being bisexual. But I didn’t always. And it wasn’t even the usual qualms about the word, how it evokes an extremely sexualized image and stereotypes about greedy, privileged…

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Neopronouns and clickbait

By Pip Williams Content note: transphobia An article from notoriously poorly-edited and sensationalist student news outlet The Tab somehow wormed its way onto my Facebook timeline yesterday. The article was titled “Oxford University students allegedly told to use ‘ze’, not ‘he or she’ to stop transgender discrimination”, and, unsurprisingly, the comments were a transphobic mess.…

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The Orlando shooting: Alternative media

Brought to you by Powered By Girl Trigger warning – Orlando shooting Here is a page dedicated to all those who lost their lives in the Orlando shooting at Pulse night club. 49 people were killed on Saturday – the biggest mass shooting in recent US history. They were queer people, predominantly Latinx queer people. As the…

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The shade(ism) of it all

by Sam Holmes It took me a minute to process what she had just said. It was pretty straight-forward, but I struggled to really wrap my mind around it. She paused, and then repeated herself: “I want to study outside, but I can’t afford to get any darker. This is as dark as I am…

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Talk to Her: Waria in Indonesia

by Dee Putri Waria is a term used in Indonesian for assigned-male-at-birth (AMAB) transgender people. It originally comes from words wanita (woman) and pria (man). (Indonesian loves to make acronyms, I’ll tell you.) Seeing waria on the street is not strange; I see them everyday working as pengamen – street performers. They usually sing in intersections or near food booths. I’d…

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