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.

READ MORE →
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 …

READ MORE →
FeaturedRandom AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Sex, Gender, and Venns for Bigots

Got a point you want to make but you can’t back it up? Itching to express your bigoted opinions in a way that gives them a false sense of legitimacy? …

READ MORE →
Meta Stuff

Skepchick Sundaylies: Baby Love, Your Inner Fish, Creationism, and the Frozen Agenda

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 96: Surf the Wave Function Ever wonder what a wave function is? Mindy finds out. What If I Don’t Know? Olivia acknowledges that, for …

READ MORE →
Meta Stuff

ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

Teen Skepchick Amanda Marcotte Got It Wrong Olivia argues that it’s not OK to arrest an rape victim in order to compel them to testify. Changing the World, One Small, …

READ MORE →
Feminism

It’s a Slow News Day. Let’s Mock Medical Conditions!

Disclaimer: Before you ask “Well, what did you expect, it’s Fox News?”, read this. Even if it fails to sway you, remember that asking that is condescendingly pretending that I’m …

READ MORE →
Skepticism

ICYMI: December 15 – December 21 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick Improving Our Inclusivity (and Vocabulary!) Regarding Ableism New Teen Skekpchick contributor Grimalkin argues that ableist language has no place in skepticism. Customary Introductory Post Get to know another …

READ MORE →
ScienceSkepticism

Another Sex/Gender Controversy

In a recent blog post, Gia Milinovich responds to some of the heat she’s received for a panel she chaired for SohoSkeptics on gender. Though I don’t doubt Gia is …

READ MORE →