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Gender Bent's Blog – April 2016 Archive (4)

FEATURE: Activist/artist Amandla Stenberg on gender identity: "They/Them Makes Me Feel Comfortable"

Revolutionary young activist and artist Amandla Stenberg recently told fans on Tumblr that gender neutral pronouns like “they/them makes me feel comfortable”. Pronoun preferences are important personal statement for anybody to make and are crucial to respectfully referencing and addressing others. In…

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Added by Gender Bent on April 27, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Femme empowerment community b.Girl Movement celebrate black female photographers with "Boundless" exhibition

b.Girl Movement is an digital feminist community and platform that explores and promotes positive representations of black women that acknowledges the full spectrum of our identities. Is essence, b. Girl Movement celebrates black girls and gives us a ‘boundless’ space for self-expression, growth, and unified empowerment.



On May 13, b.Girl Movement…

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Added by Gender Bent on April 20, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

OP-ED: Can gender-neutral fashion be an act of protest against oppressive gender constructs?

I’m sure you’ve all seen more than enough of the ever-so popular ‘Morning Routine’ video’s on YouTube, but let me outline a slightly more realistic one for you. It would go something like this: My alarm goes off at 7:30AM, prompting me to drag myself out of bed. I begrudgingly give in. I then walk to my closet and decide, “How much street harassment am I willing to put up with today?” This is usually a rhetorical question because I realize that regardless of how much I try…

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Added by Gender Bent on April 7, 2016 at 2:08pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Chicago-based Black and Brown Punk Show Collective creates space for queer, trans, and intersex punks of color

Chicago is home to Black and Brown Punk Show Collective, a a DIY community for queer, trans, and intersex punks of color. The collective was formed by Chi-Town transplants Monika Estrella Negra and Donté Oxun who quickly encountered ugly homophobic, transphobic, and sexist comments in the punk scene. “These punk dudes gave me the name 'the faggot' or…

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Added by Gender Bent on April 6, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

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