Male Applies for Menstrual Leave in Taiwan

Trans-identified male attempts to apply for paid leave from work, claiming menstrual pain. Yup, you read that headline correctly. Your eyes did not deceive you. A trans-identified male attempted to apply for time off work due to menstrual pain. No uterus? No problem! Taking us back to basic Bio 101, menstruation, or having your period,Continue reading “Male Applies for Menstrual Leave in Taiwan”

Hubbard vs. Reality

File this under Things That Should Never Happen Image from Fiji Sun – Hubbard wins the gold at the Pacific Games in Samoa in 2019. His inclusion meant a WOC lost a medal. Representatives of the nation of Samoa have been speaking out against Hubbard’s participation in the women’s category since 2019. Since winning aContinue reading “Hubbard vs. Reality”

The new Noble Savage trope – In the end, gender is the ultimate colonizer

For people who claim to be against colonialism or appropriation of others’ cultures and lived experience, it seems like pretty much all they ever do. It’s amazing such a house of cards built on contradictions ever gained any traction. Have you seen headlines like these? At first I thought that they were satire, or atContinue reading “The new Noble Savage trope – In the end, gender is the ultimate colonizer”

Unsolicited (Philosophical) Dicks

As a student of women’s history, I find myself at times overwhelmed by the androcentric history (of nearly everything but particularly) of philosophy. For example, Descartes’ mind-body distinction, while not explicitly androcentric, is nonetheless understood to be androcentric when put in the context of Western culture where man is continually identified with mind (reason) andContinue reading “Unsolicited (Philosophical) Dicks”