ActivismPolitics

Historic Win for Transgender People in Norway

The lack of legal rights for transgender people in Norway was brought up in our parliament by the Socialist Party back in 2000. In May this year, after 16 years of lobbying and hard work by a lot of people, a new law finally passed that allows any people the right to define their own legal gender. The law came into effect on July 1st.

On the 30th of May Proposition 74L (2015–2016) passed with 79 votes against 13. The law grants any person over the age of 16 the right to determine their own legal gender, though still limited to female or male. Children between the age of 6 and 16 will also be able to change legal gender with parental consent.

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It’s the Sundaylies, with a James Dobson Love Quiz, Desktop Aquariums, and Fantasy Food

Sunday Funny: Advanced Level Nonsense (via SMBC) Teen Skepchick T is for Tribulations: The Big Gendery Post Cat explains the difficulties of being transgender in the UK. Sex Ed with …

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On Setting The “Universal Sex Difference” Bar Way Too Low

This post was co-written by Veronica Berglyd Olsen and Will Robertson. Studies about brains, gender, and sex always seem to make headlines somewhere. Recently, the Washington Post and many other …

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FeaturedFeminism

Beer, Queer? Thoughts On Beer and Gender

Scottish self-proclaimed “punk rock” brewery Brewdog has released what it calls “the world’s first transgender beer.” Dubbed “No Label,” the beer is “brewed with hops that have changed sex from …

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It’s the Sundaylies! With Imperator Peachiosa, Bisexuality Awareness, What “Gender Neutral” Means in Practice

Sunday Funny: Crag is such a nerd. (via Poorly Drawn Lines) Mad Art Lab The Chemistry of Rose Scent Amy explores the science behind rose scents with the help of …

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Feminism

Cross-post: The Perennial Problem of Gendered Dress Codes

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared at Grounded Parents and is written by Cerys Gruffyydd. If you want to leave a comment, please click through the link at the bottom.  …

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Quickies

Quickies: Trigger Warnings, Books About Abortion, and Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure

A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving – “A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America and why no one likes to be wrong.” (I know this puzzle …

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FeaturedFeminism

The Troubles with Gender

There is, as some of you may have noticed, a debate going on in the skeptics community about the – how shall I put this – status of trans women. I’m …

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