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OnTheIssuesMagazine.com Summer 2009. Our Genders Our Rights

The Cafe at On The Issues Online Magazine is deepening the conversations by continually adding the insights of progressive writers, thinkers and artists on the topics we address. Check back frequently for new commentary. If you wish to contribute to the Cafe, email cafe@ontheissuesmagazine.com.

 

 

Healthy Masculinities: A Pro-Human Endeavor by Josie Lehrer

Before a standing room-only house at the debut presentation of the Men’s Story Project in August 2008, Kenyatta, a 60 year-old writer from Harlem, describes how, at the age of seven, he proudly shared with his parents a poem he had …


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Healthy Masculinities: A Pro-Human Endeavor

“The Heretics”: Film Invigorates Feminism, Art, Politics by Ariel Dougherty

Exuberance and bravado! Gumption and sweat! Vision and breadth! These are among the many elements that composed the literal collective experience of 28 women who came together in 1977 to produce one of the …


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“The Heretics”: Film Invigorates Feminism, Art, Politics

Women Are the Solution, Not the Problem by Talia Carner

At a mid-October U.N. session commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon …


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Women Are the Solution, Not the Problem

Third Wave Video Art: Sarcastic and Serious by Heather MacGibbon

What is Feminist Art? This is a question that art historians and critics have pondered in the last 40 years in the wake of second wave feminism in the U.S. and abroad in the 70s. Is it simply work made by women? Does it espouse a particular philosophic, aesthetic or critical stance toward …


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Third Wave Video Art: Sarcastic and Serious

Teens, Freaks, Outlaws and Alternatives to Suicide by Kate Bornstein

Gender rights are often reduced to the rights of women and the rights of men. But over the past 15 years—by means of postmodern theory, as well as more precise biological confirmation—Western Culture has parsed gender into far more than simply two genders.

I wrote the book,

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Teens, Freaks, Outlaws and Alternatives to Suicide

A Poem: Barrettes, Bandages and Butterflies by Donna Nelson

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  This poem "Barrettes, Bandages and Butterflies," was inspired by my friend who passed away in April. The poem is about the malignant nature of domestic violence, but also the venomous …


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A Poem: Barrettes, Bandages and Butterflies

The Death of A Dream: Layers of Domestic Violence by Nancy Genova

The Death of Dream is a play about domestic violence that is slightly different from other artistic pieces that have been developed on the subject. In the play, codependency is acted out so the audience can enter into the victim’s and perpetrator’s space and begin to process what goes on in …


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The Death of A Dream: Layers of Domestic Violence

In A Word: The True History of "Misogyny" by Christine E. Hutchins

There is very little new under the sun. Misogyny in art, literature and other records dates as far back in Western culture as documentation itself.
 
Misogyny comes from Greekmisogunia from misos ('hatred') and gyn? ('woman'), explains

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In A Word: The True History of "Misogyny"

Southern Reproductive Justice and Trans Alliance by Sir Jesse of Decatur

Transmen and XX chromosomal men are equally affected by laws designed to chip away at a doctor-patient relationship. People in the reproductive justice community should be allies to those who are trans, gender variant, or have had transgender experience. Often people who were assigned female at …


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Southern Reproductive Justice and Trans Alliance

Women in the Arts: How They Can Change Your Life by Barbara Kahn

The arts—film, theater, music, literature, comic books and graphic novels, fine arts and crafts—influence the image of women in the world, whether we are ignored, misrepresented or stereotyped. Lack of funding and other support puts the depiction of women in the hands of those who are …


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Women in the Arts: How They Can Change Your Life

OPEN DRAG NIGHT AT THE OUTPOST LOUNGE by Angela Bonavoglia

On a sizzling summer night, I head to the Outpost Lounge in Brooklyn to Switch N' Play's Open Drag Night to watch gender-based performances, mainly by drag kings—who I'd never heard of before this year.
 
I'm greeted at the door …


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OPEN DRAG NIGHT AT THE OUTPOST LOUNGE

The Ladies' Room: A Complicated Conversation by Carolyn Gage

The bathroom has been a site of "gender anxiety" historically, as well as a battlefield, and, although it is tempting to write this off to ignorance about gender and fanatical, knee-jerk policing of the "gender binary," the issue goes deeper than this.
 
Rapists do choose public …


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The Ladies' Room: A Complicated Conversation

Rolling with the Role by Rev. Donna Schaper

Who tells women and girls who we are? Of course it is we who tell us who we are.  Then again, maybe not.  The rhetoric holds that no one tells us who we are; the fact is that many have penetrated our hearts and minds. 
 
The existential and heartfelt reality of gender today, yesterday …


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Rolling with the Role

The Dickflick Defined by Janis Hashe

Two twentysomething women reviewed the movie, Terminator Salvation, in my local Chattanooga paper earlier this summer. "Generally one of three things was happening on screen," wrote one, "something was exploding, a robot was attacking someone, or people were beating each other. Loudly. Very …


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The Dickflick Defined

Women Still At the Hoops, But Parity Scores Low by Mary Lou Greenberg

In the Winter 1998 issue of On The Issues Magazine, writer Angell Delaney projected a bright future for women's professional basketball and its influence on breaking traditional gender roles in her article, "A Whole New Ball …


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Women Still At the Hoops, But Parity Scores Low

 

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