Will

Will is the admin of Queereka, part of the Skepchick network. They are a cultural/medical anthropologist who works at the intersections of sex/gender, sexuality, health, and education. Their other interests include politics, science studies, popular culture, and public perceptions and understandings of anthropology. Follow them on Twitter at @anthrowill and Facebook at facebook.com/anthrowill.
  • Feminism

    Cross-post: Why This DMAB Genderqueer Needs Feminism

    The following post was written by Trav and originally posted at Queereka. CN: TRANSPHOBIA, SEXISM, DEPRESSION, SELF-HARM I wasn’t always a feminist. Sure, I always believed in equal rights for people of all genders, but in my twenties I bought all the stereotypes about feminists: they hated men, they all wore Birkenstocks, they were all lesbians, they didn’t shave their armpits,…

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  • Science

    National Anthropology Day

    The American Anthropological Assocation has declared February 19 to be National Anthropology Day. From the AAA’s announcement: The American Anthropological Association is celebrating anthropology and anthropologists across the world through the declaration of National Anthropology Day. Anthropologists are innovators and creative thinkers who contribute to every sector of society. National Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and…

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  • Science

    Cross-Post: In Testosterone Veritas

    The following post was written by Benny at Queereka. On Cracked yesterday a trans man named Roman Jones wrote about 6 Awful Lessons I Learned Transitioning from Female to Male. Some of the stuff in there felt similar to my experiences, though it’s been awhile (9 years) since I had to bind and much of this stuff applies more to the transition…

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  • Feminism

    Cross-Post: Family Meme Time

    The following post was written by AJ at Queereka. To read the full article and comment, head over to Queereka. What do you do when a normally cool close family member sends you an obnoxious meme? My Dad and I send each other gross and funny stuff off the internet all the time. We’re close, and share a similar wicked sense…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Queereka Looking for Writers!

    Update 2/6/2015: We’ve had an amazing amount of interest in writing for Queereka! I have decided to close down our call for writers for now. If you were not selected this time around, please keep an eye on Queereka for future calls for writers. Thanks! Queereka is looking for more writers! The gig requires with some commitment and provides zero…

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  • Activism

    Cross-Post: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

    This post was written by Jac and is cross-posted from Queereka. Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). From the International Transgender Day of Remembrance page: The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November…

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  • Activism

    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 Daniel Pierce of Kennesaw, GA. In the video, Daniel’s family claim that his homosexuality is a choice, a choice that dishonors his family. They disown him, and when he tries…

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  • Science

    The Evolutionary Psychology of Promiscuity

    Fellow Skepchick Mindy alerted me to this story in The Atlantic about some new evolutionary psychology research concerning promiscuity and morality. As usual, the reporting on the research uncritically reproduces all sorts of essentialist ideas about sex/gender and sexuality while reporting on the research. As usual, I am highly skeptical of any science reporting, much less science reporting on evo…

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