Last month, I relaunched the Ace Journal Club. We discussed a psychology paper, and next month we’re discussing a gender studies text. Not of interest to most readers, but it’s a thing that is happening. I also started a series about split attraction models on The Asexual Agenda.
Also, in case you missed it, Crip Dyke was at the Portland protests! You can start here and go forward. Or if you read just one thing, you can read about the worst night. Summarized in five words: Tear gas, lots of it.
‘Mum’s day off is it?’: what adopting as a same-sex couple taught us | The Guardian – This article is less about same-sex parenting, and more about the disproportionate labor that mothers perform. When a kid has two fathers, they’re often presumed to be straight men supporting their wives, and they get praised for doing ordinary parenting. File this under “Are the straights okay?”
The Women’s-Only Spaces Myth | Reprobate Spreadsheet – HJ examines the history of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, infamous for excluding trans women. The leadership believed they were protecting attendees from sexual violence, but in fact most attendees did not agree with the decision, and the leadership was guilty of covering up sexual violence perpetrated by cis women.