Commentary on social and moral issues of the day Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism and then Christianity Rejected Homosexuality Dennis Prager When Judaism demanded that all sexual activity be channeled into marriage, it changed the world.
It was never my intention to get so heavily involved in the issue of trans woman-inclusion in lesbian and women-only spaces. At the time, I was voraciously reading everything I could get my hands on related to transgender experiences and issues.
As I read, I kept stumbling upon past instances of anti-trans discrimination from within the lesbian community. These included derogatory anti-trans remarks by influential lesbian-feminist thinkers such as Mary Daly, Andrea Dworkin, and of course Janice Raymond, who wrote the infamous anti-trans diatribe The Transsexual Empire: After all, practically every facet of our society seemed to hate or fear trans people back then, and these incidents seemed more like a symptom of societal-wide transphobia rather than something unique or specific to the lesbian community.
And as someone who was giving thought to becoming involved in trans activism myself, there seemed to be plenty of other more practical and relevant issues for me to take up: But in the years that followed, I experienced a number of changes in my life that would considerably re-shape my views on this matter.
First, there was my transition. People are always fascinated about the more physical aspects of transitioning hormones, surgeries, etc. As I once wrote about my transition: On an intellectual level, I knew that it would not be easy, but I underestimated just how frustrating, infuriating and hurtful it would feel to have strangers regularly hurl cat calls and sexual innuendos at me, or to have men speak down to me, talk over me, and sometimes even practically put on baby-talk voices when addressing me.
Because I have the privilege of being able to pass as female, in my day-to-day life, when I am forced to come out to someone, nine times out of ten it is not as a transsexual, but as a lesbian.
The Framingham risk score was also estimated in a cohort of men and women who were free of CHD at the start of the study, from to Subjects were stratified into age- and gender-specific tertiles of the Framingham risk score. We can’t afford to live lives we have to fool ourselves into tolerating. Why Women Live Longer. men get a much better deal out of marriage than their wives—married men tend to live many years longer than single men, whereas married women live only a little bit.
It happens when Dani is not around, but someone assumes that I am a dyke anyway because of the way that I dress, speak, or carry myself.
As a trans woman, it seemed impossible for me to discuss my journey from male to female without placing it in the context of the differing values our society places on maleness and femaleness, on masculinity and femininity. After all, growing up as a boy, I learned early on that few people in our culture are as easily ridiculed and so fiercely despised as feminine males.
I was sometimes teased for being different, for being an atypical or unmasculine boy, but it was nothing compared to venom that was reserved for those boys who acted downright feminine. From my perspective, most of the anti-trans sentiment that I have had to deal with is probably better described as misogyny.
This sense of ownership and entitlement about being a woman or being lesbian seemed hypocritical to me. After all, as soon as we would walk out the door, both of us would face similar discrimination for being women and for being dykes.
But what was most frustrating about the way that many of these women dismissed me was the fact that they seemed to have no problems at all with female-bodied folks expressing masculinity and with trans people on the female-to-male FTM spectrum attending their events. However, this argument makes little sense when examined more closely.
After all, how can someone who identifies as female and currently lives as a woman have less in common with women than a male-identified person who has male physical attributes and currently benefits from male privilege?
Rather, I believe that this preference for trans men over trans women simply reflects the societal-wide inclination to view masculinity as being strong and natural, and femininity as being weak and artificial.
In other words, it is a product of traditional sexism.Why Women Live Longer. men get a much better deal out of marriage than their wives—married men tend to live many years longer than single men, whereas married women live only a little bit.
Some reporters have drawn connections between the press' grudging evolution on Cosby and a painful chapter in my own family's history. It was shortly before the Cosby story exploded anew that my.
Dear Evan, Why don’t men hate being single as much as women do?
I know you say most men are marriage-minded underneath but they seem much less interested in getting into a stable, committed relationship than women do, and seem to drag their heels. Women live longer than men primarily because of modern lifestyle factors, rather than any biological difference, a new study has found.
Statistically, women are .
Essay on Women Empowerment in India! The subject of empowerment of women has becoming a burning issue all over the world including India since last few decades.
Many agencies of United Nations in their reports have emphasized that gender issue is to be given utmost priority.
It is held that women. We can’t afford to live lives we have to fool ourselves into tolerating.