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Tragic story; therapy to change ‘feminine’ boy created a troubled man

June 16th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This is a tragic story about a man who committed suicide at age 38 after having undergone therapy from the age of five to try and make him less feminine. His mother claimed she wanted him to have a normal life. Assuming the mother’s motivation was as she claimed, and not the result of latent [...]

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Cycling in a skirt – the Taliban says “No”

June 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

A woman riding her bike in New York City is stopped by a policeman. Why? She was wearing a skirt, and the policeman said that her exposed skin may be a distraction to motorists and cause them to crash. He threatened to fine her and told her to change into trousers! Is this a case [...]

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Slutwalk – don’t blame the victim

June 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

There have been a wave of slut walks around the world recently;¬†Sydney is having one today. The slut walks have evolved as a response to a security guard on a US university campus advising students not to “dress like sluts” to avoid being raped. I see these slut walks as a welcome discussion about not [...]

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