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Discrimination: Girls around the world

20 Oct

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/10/20/448407788/where-the-girls-are-and-aren-t-15girls

Where The Girls Are (And Aren’t): #15Girls

OCTOBER 20, 2015
This article has several graphs that compare girls in the 7 countries that have the highest population of girls from 10-19 years old.
This article is part of an NPR series that can be found here.
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kids explain gay marriage

1 Jul

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/30/kids-gay-marriage-jimmy-kimmel-live_n_7696384.html

3 minute video, very cute, and points to the larger issues in life and marriage

Transgender swimmer choice of men’s or women’s team

1 Jul

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/30/418964333/transgender-swimmer-given-choice-of-harvards-mens-womens-teams

When Serena Williams wins, the racist and sexist comments follow

8 Jun

This article does a great job breaking down the racism and sexism in people’s reactions to Williams’ performance. It has a very good, succinct video to explain the social construction of race.

Florida’s tactic to avoid same-sex marriages

7 Jan

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2015/01/05/3607850/florida-courthouse-weddings/

14 counties in Florida ban courthouse marriages as a response to a new marriage equality law.

If gay guys talked to straight guys like straight guys talk to gay guys

19 Jun

http://twentytwowords.com/if-gay-guys-talked-to-straight-guys-like-straight-guys-talk-to-gay-guys/

1:20 mins of flipping the script

A map of world cultures that recognize more than two genders

27 May

http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2014/05/20/a-map-of-world-cultures-that-recognize-more-than-two-genders/

 

India’s legal system now recognizes the country’s traditional third gender, the hijras. As the map above shows, societies that recognize gender roles and sexual orientations beyond what we think of as conventional heterosexuality have been quite common in history — and this map is likely far from complete. For example, it does not mention pederasty among the warrior class of feudal Japan.

This image is used by kind permission of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.