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Trigger warning for rape. A heart-wrenching post about a male survivor of rape.
This Toyota ad makes me grin uncontrollably. Fuck yeah androgynous models!
Speaking of uncontrollable grinning: German father wears a skirt so his son, who loves skirts, feels comfortable. Father of the Year Award? I think so.
Trigger warning for rape and violence. A powerful article at The Rumpus about the experience of being a survivor of rape.
Some interesting polls about heightism, the unrecognized prejudice.
Erick Erickson thinks that the Democratic National Convention is secretly the Vagina Monologues. I am confused whether he is objecting to women speaking or he’s calling male Democrats vaginas. Either way, it sucks.
Fortunately, sucking is not simply an American thing. David Cameron asks Ed Miliband whether he’s “butch” enough. Why is that even a question? Who fucking cares? Is Cameron trying to win the Worst Leader of a Major World Power award now that Bush is out of the running?
Buck Angel creates a dating site for trans dudes. (“Genderqueer dating”? Really? Fuck off, it’ll help binary trans people too.)
Kilted to Kick Cancer, the prostate cancer fundraiser with KILTS!, starts up again.
Grindr encourages gay men to register to vote.
An interesting article in the Guardian about the benefits of male contraception for women.
TW for non-explicit discussion of rape. On creating a non-misogynistic non-rapey gamer culture.
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