John Jeanette Solstad Remø, Ingvild Endestad og Stein Wolff Frydenlund. Photo: Helle Aasand / Blikk
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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! Copyrighting Silence, Pronoun Practice, and Discussing Santa

Sunday Funny: Science Communication (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab The Queen of Wind-Blown Sediments: Kelly Deuerling’s Aeolian Geochemistry (Women in Science 53) Dale tells the story of Kelly Deuerling, who …

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It’s the Sundaylies! With Hidden Treasures, Logical Fallacies, and Bogus Autism Claims

Sunday Funny: Footprints (via xkcd) Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast: The Beauty of Science and Art, plus Dr. Nicole Gugliucci Join the gang as they discuss a Forbes article …

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It’s the Sundaylies, with Ashley Madison, A Guide to Menstruation, and Chipotle’s GMOs

Sunday Funny: Exoplanet names. (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick Ashley Madison: Protecting Those We Dislike Elizabeth explains why it’s important to protect the rights of everybody, even if they are doing …

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Crosspost: So What If I Wasn’t Born This Way

The “born this way” story of queer identity is one most people in modern developed countries know well. It is applied to people of all sexual orientations and to trans …

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It’s the Sundaylies! #SciArt, How Same Sex Marriage is Literally Destroying Everything, and What is Critical Thinking?

Sunday Funny: Placebo Blockers (via xkcd) Mad Art Lab #SciArt Project for May: The Flame Test Amy’s SciArt project for the month of May is about the process in chemistry …

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Crosspost: The Problem of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness does not Start or End with Daniel Pierce

By now, most of you will have already seen the viral video “How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay.” The young man is 20 year old …

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Skepchick Sundaylies: How Not to React to a Suicide, Lunar Influence, Male Circumcision, Safe Sex, and the Politics of the Emergency Room

Sunday Funny: The Science Channel (via SMBC) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 110: Ring My Decibel Mindy is all about wave intensity. 5 Inappropriate Responses to Robin Williams’ Suicide …

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