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Women in the Book Trade
This website is devoted to women in the book trades during the hand-press period (ca. 1455-1820). The book trades here refer to all trades involved in the manufacture and distribution of printed material, including printers, compositors, publishers, binders, illustrators, and auctioneers.
printing_history  gender  catalogue 
yesterday by wynkenhimself
The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2017
"This annual study provides a snapshot of the gaps in men and women’s access to economic security, personal security, education, health, and positions of leadership in Canada’s largest 25 metropolitan areas."
crhesi  radar  gender  canada  employment 
yesterday by jamesshelley
Do Better: Sexual Violence in SFF
How to address the use of sexual violence toward women in SFF literature. Good comments.
science-fiction  literature  writing  gender 
yesterday by akombo
Religion and Gender
Religion and Gender is the first refereed online, open access, international journal dedicated to the systematic study of gender and religion in an interdisciplinary perspective.

Religion and Gender seeks to investigate gender at the intersection of feminist, sexuality, queer, masculinity and diversity studies.

The journal analyses, explores and reflects on the relation, confrontation and intersection of gender and religion.
religion  theology  gender 
yesterday by onefewercar
Misunderstanding a New Kind of Gender Dysphoria - Quillette
Like many of the young people I hear about, Claire’s daughter Molly had had a series of complex medical and psychological challenges as an adolescent. Though profoundly gifted, the teenager struggled with autism, dyspraxia, and anxiety, all of which made school challenging. At 13, Molly developed anorexia, for which she was hospitalized twice. “There were years in there where I felt like my job was just to keep her alive,” Claire explained. Thanks in part to intensive psychotherapy, Molly had mostly recovered from the eating disorder by age 16, only to face new medical problems – she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Managing this condition required doctor visits and medications, some of which came with worrying side effects. It also added to Molly’s isolation and social struggles.

Despite her multiple challenges, Molly finished high school on time, and was accepted at her first-choice college. Claire and her husband Jeff felt relieved. But after graduation came a new diagnosis. On her 18th birthday, after spending much of the summer online, Molly told her parents that she was transgender.

This news came as a shock. According to Claire, Molly had never before expressed any concerns about gender. She had been a fairly typical little girl in terms of interests and play choices, and had dated several boys in high school. Nevertheless, Jeff and Claire didn’t object when Molly traded her long hair for a buzz cut. They even purchased a binder for her that would flatten her chest and make her look more male. Hoping that a therapist could help Molly clarify her feelings about gender, Claire and Jeff accompanied her to an intake appointment at a gender clinic. Claire was shocked by what happened there.

After a 30-minute consultation with a physician’s assistant, Molly was given an appointment for the following week to begin testosterone injections. There was no exploration of her other physical and mental health issues, and whether these may have influenced her belief that she was trans. There was also no caution expressed about how hormone treatment might affect Crohn’s disease. Molly simply had to sign a consent form stating that she identified as male and understood the risks associated with testosterone.
gender  health  dysphoria  psychology  psychotherapy 
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