Monthly Archives: August, 2015

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NATIONAL EQUALITY DAY

August 27th, 2015 Posted by Color, News, Uncategorized No Comment yet

Today marks 95 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and 44 years since Congress designated its anniversary Women’s Equality Day. This gives us the opportunity to consider how far we’ve come, how far we have to go, and envision what the world would look like if women attained full equality. (more…)

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KIRA FLOOFIE – INFORMED BY FEMINISM

August 25th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

For nearly a decade, Kira Floofie has worked with artists and photographers, collaborating with them to fulfill their artistic expression. She has a background in the fine arts and has traveled to nearly every state and to other countries, working with hundreds of creative people. (more…)

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WHITE HOUSE HIRES FIRST TRANSGENDER STAFFER

August 20th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

This week, the White House announced the hiring of Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a transgender activist, as an outreach-recruitment officer in the White House Office of Personal Management. (more…)

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THE WAR ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD

August 15th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Planned Parenthood has been under siege for more than a generation. Never more so than now. The latest assault has come in the US Congress as conservatives have used their narrow majority to attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.  (more…)

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SEX WORK DECRIMALIZATION POLICY AFFIRMED

August 12th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

The Directors of Amnesty International have formally adopted it’s proposed policy calling for the decriminalization of sex work around the world.  (more…)

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A STRIPPER’S CRUSADE

August 9th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Portland based stripper/activist Elle Stanger, a co-founder and instigator behind Citizen Sluts, recently achieved a political victory when Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law new legislation clarifying health, safety, and employment rules for live performers. (more…)

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SUPPORT GROWS FOR DECRIMINALIZING SEX WORK

August 7th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Controversy has raged since Amnesty International released its new policy statement calling for the decriminalization of sex work.  The support of the organized sex worker advocacy communities worldwide has been overwhelming, as reflected in the statement of the NWSP – The Global Network for Sex Work Projects – a coalition of sex worker rights organizations from around the world.  (more…)

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NATIONAL ORGASM DAY

August 3rd, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

July 31st was a holiday to celebrate something we can never get enough of. How cool is that? (more…)

The Altruistic Brain

HUMANS ARE MORE GOOD THAN BAD

August 1st, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

We are social animals. Cooperative behavior is the norm. Compassion is in our DNA. At least it is for most of us. Three new books recently reviewed in Scientific American offer fresh understanding of human nature and the role altruism has played in the advance of civilization. (more…)