Archive for June, 2011

The “Sissy Boy” Experiment

Trigger warning for suicide, physical and emotional abuse, heterosexism, cissexism. In the past couple days CNN’s Anderson Cooper has been reporting on the case of┬áKirk Murphy, who at the age of 5 was subjected to gender “therapy” intended to make him less effeminate and prevent him from becoming gay later […]

by × June 10, 2011 × 4 comments

Jean Kilbourne on Advertising’s Image of Women

[Transcript] This is a fascinating (and depressing) clip from Jean Kilbourne’s Killing Us Softly 4, a┬ápresentation on the messages the ad industry sends about women and the literally impossible standard of female beauty it upholds. The examples she shares all depict women who appear to be white, with a couple […]

by × June 3, 2011 × 3 comments