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I meant to post this yesterday, but I did essentially nothing yesterday, so today it is. Today's Key Theme is Justice (social justice, human rights, etc.):

New Hampshire is 6th US state to allow same-sex marriage -- does that count California, which allowed it and then didn't?

My life as a giraffe: Writer Arianne Cohen, a taller-than-average woman, talks about what it's like to look different enough from societal expectations that people will do almost anything to change you, and about how she came to terms with being (and dating) tall. This will be familiar to many, many people, I'm sad to say. (thanks to [personal profile] supergee for the link)

Screw the beach body; I want the beach mind (thanks to [personal profile] supergee for the link)

GLAAD: Demand that KRXQ Radio Hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States Apologize for Encouraging Violence Against Transgender Children
serene: liberty-justice is my femslash (liberty justice)
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[posted to [personal profile] serene and [community profile] 42magazine]

There's some really wonderful stuff being posted now (and recently) about the stigmatizing language based on disability and gender that people (English-speaking people, that is, unless I've missed some discussion of other languages) often use in everyday speech.

(This is nowhere NEAR an exhaustive list. It's just the tabs I have open right now; I closed a few before I thought to make this post.)

[personal profile] bcholmes talks about how she felt when [personal profile] vito_excalibur used the word "tranny" in a panel, and Vito responds (note that there are lots more comments at their LJs, same handles)

[livejournal.com profile] sasha_feather talks about the Rethinking Disability Metaphors panel at Wiscon; so does [livejournal.com profile] sophy.

[personal profile] vito_excalibur talks some more (again, even more conversation at the LJ equivalent of the post) about ablist language and lots of people make smart points

My friends and friends-of-friends are such smart, thoughtful, loving, awesome people! I love it.

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