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Quickies: “Lady Viagra,” white privilege weariness, and roller derby

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  • FDA officially approves “lady viagra” – “So, Addyi works with neurotransmitters to make the patient feel more spontaneous about having sex. That’s cool and all, but should spontaneity be viewed as a medical necessity?”
  • The 5 most ridiculously sexist superhero names in comics – “If Lady Cop had been successful, perhaps she could have inspired spinoffs like Judge Woman, Post Office Counter Lass, and, eventually, She-Blogger.” From Mary.
  • White privilege weariness – “My weariness is rooted in realizing how often starting the race conversation with white privilege automatically centers the experience of white folks. On the day mentioned above, I so clearly saw how focusing on white privilege filled the space. There was no room left for the stories, the experiences, the realities of people of color except in service to the education of white folks. We almost served as more of a comparative study than live humans standing on the opposite side of the room.” From Julia.
  • Roller derby doesn’t enforce gender separation and women still rule the sport – “From the beginning, roller derby has broken the acceptable boundaries of who gets to participate in sports and what it means to be feminine and masculine – and its “do-it-yourself” and “for the skaters, by the skaters” ethos has fostered a wide-ranging inclusivity in the sport.”
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