Ben Barres – great talk on their transgender story, experience as a female, then male scientist, and how to fix the oppression.
From Jezebel at minute 1:35:
“I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.”
“It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!”
… because Love is All You Need.
Ashley likes boys … Ashley likes boys …
Great turnabout piece –
From the article:
Ohio State Senator Nina Turner (D) has proposed legislation requiring that men looking to buy erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra receive a psychological evaluation, a measure she said Wednesday she proposed out of appreciation.
“The men in our lives, including members of the General Assembly, generously devote time to fundamental female reproductive issues — the least we can do is return the favor,” she quipped in a statement Thursday. “It is crucial that we take the appropriate steps to shelter vulnerable men from the potential side effects of these drugs.”
Run a webpage through this translator to see what it would look like if the genders were swapped or removed.
What if we responded to sexual assault by limiting men’s freedom like we limit women’s? These seem more than legitimate.
Legislation for humans with penises that makes as much sense as the legislation put forth for humans with vaginas.
What happens when a man who’s never experienced catcalling gets a taste?
Flipping gender attitudes in ads – how well does it work? Check out this experiment of posing men similar to women.
Because our culture’s gaze is so inherently male, the male body isn’t able to be manipulated, sexualized and victimized in the same way female bodies are.
“Masturbation is murder!” and “Life begins at erection!”
“OMG! You just had a wet dream. That’s a $10,000 fine and a year in the slammer. ‘Baby killer!’ Plus some pro-life fanatic might shoot at you too.”
A relief to read these! Please, let’s inundate screens everywhere with these turnabout sex stories!