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My first post... just a quickie:

Today I read this article on the F-Word website: www.thefword.org.uk/features/2008/10/so_you_really_t Anyone interested in the values being transmitted to young girls through these 'girly' magazines should take a few minutes and have a quick read (hopefully this line will work).

First of all I feel I should mention that I have no exposure whatsoever to these kinds of magazines, so don't know for sure how representative this example is... although I am inclined to believe that it represents pretty well what's going on in children's media.  I was pretty shocked to read this because as a non-magazine-reader in my adulthood, the content of children's magazines is just something I've never considered before.  What I want to know is this: what ALTERNATIVES are there out there for young people? Are there magazines that have issue-based articles or a focus on the transmission of current affairs?  Any thoughts?





Today I Feel: discontent discontent

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Episode 5: Femme Sharks. In this episode, host Bevin Branlandingham interviews Queer Femme hero and author Dorothy Allison; Femme Shark founders Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarzinha and Zuleikha Mahmoud discuss their movement and read their manifesto; Glenn Marla, Genne and a host of others discuss the 2008 Femme Conference in great depth. http://www.femme-cast.com (65 minutes)

A must listen for anyone who went to the Femme Conference or who missed it and is dying to find out what they missed.

FemmeCast: The Queer Fat Femme Podcast Guide to Life is an audio newsmagazine for Queer Fat Femmes, Fatshionistas of all sexualities and Queers of all genders. Hosted by Bevin Branlandingham with a cadre of regular contributors, we're discussing dating, fat fashion, social justice, friendships, sex, gender, tranny talk, culture, travel, community and feature new music by Queer artists. A whimsical This American Life meets a radical queer how-to novel with MTV generation timing, FemmeCast will keep listeners laughing, connected and inspired.

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Episode 4: Health at Every Size (69 minutes)

Episode 4: Health at Every Size. In this episode Bevin Branlandingham and team discuss a harm reduction approach to health in a fat body; Marilyn Wann states her position on weight loss surgery in the fat activist movement; Tara and Zoe combine Fatshion and Social Justice in the debate about skinny clothes; and Megan gives us some quick energy tips. http://www.femme-cast.com

FemmeCast: The Queer Fat Femme Podcast Guide to Life is an audio newsmagazine for Queer Fat Femmes, Fatshionistas of all sexualities and Queers of all genders. Hosted by Bevin Branlandingham with a cadre of regular contributors, we're discussing dating, fat fashion, social justice, friendships, sex, gender, tranny talk, culture, travel, community and feature new music by Queer artists. A whimsical This American Life meets a radical queer how-to novel with MTV generation timing, FemmeCast will keep listeners laughing, connected and inspired.

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Announcing the
NOLOSE 2008 Conference Program!



x-posted all over the place. please help spread the word!

NOLOSE is a conference for fat queer women, trans people and our allies.  see the website for more information.
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The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFE campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student
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Woo hoo! NOLOSE Online Registration is now up and running!
Early bird deadline for registration: Aug. 28
  • registration, hotel and accessibility information
  • call for proposals! (deadline has been extended to July 1)
  • financial assistance (deadline for the first round: July 1)
  • new! scholarships



  • [x-posted all over; please spread the word!]
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Queer bodies are a site of protest. Marked is a zine by and for radical queer people about how we use our bodies to present, negotiate and perform our identities. It is a feminist take on the process of becoming visible, of living queerly.

Call for Submissions, Please forward widely!Collapse )
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NOLOSE 08: save the date!
NOLOSE , an annual conference for fat queer women, trans folks and our allies, is in NoHo this year!  Save the date for NOLOSE 2008!
 
The date has been set! Mark your calendars for NOLOSE '08: September 26th through the 28th (Friday-Sunday).  Meet us by the pool at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Northampton, Massachusetts for a weekend packed with fattastic fun, food, friends and other good stuff!
 
We're all hard at work, planning to make this year's conference the best ever! There are a lot of exciting things in the works. The Clarion has charm, a great location and a staff that is already excited to hang out with all of us.  As always, choosing a venue was no easy feat. We have a very diverse population and we have lots of factors to take into consideration. All in all, we are pretty psyched about the Clarion, and we are sure most of you will be too.
 
Keep your eyes open for more detailed information about the conference as it becomes available and, as always, if you have some ideas about what you'd like to see at NOLOSE this year, let us know!  Expect to see a call for workshops in the very near future, because that's how we roll.
 
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And, now, something fun and interactive for you!
We would like to get to know as many members of our community as we can, so please take a few moments and click the link below to answer a couple of questions--even if you think there isn't anything we could possibly not already know about you. We promise it will be brief and the information we gather will help us build our community and make our time together even better.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=WILQvlXy3NKj_2bXYARKWbww_3d_3d

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FAG PDX (Femme Affinity Group Portland) is a radical ACTIVIST AND SOCIAL group that seeks to create solidarity among femmes, promote femme visibility and combat femme phobia in the community at large.
The group is open to self-identified femmes of *all genders*



We meet every fourth sunday (& sometimes on other days!) To learn more about our events check out our website (where you can also buy our new zine): http://www.notsorry.org/fagpdx/ *AND* join our yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fagpdx. You can also email us at fagpdx@notsorry.org.

We meet once a month at IN OTHER WORDS bookstore.
8 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211
Tel: 503-232-6003

our next meeting(s) is:
Feb 24th @ 2 pm March 23rd @ 2pm
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The New York City radical fat political group "Fat and Queer" [FAQ] is organizing a one day conference in February entitled "Fat is Contagious: Political Fat Queer Visibility and Action in the Era of the 'Obesity Epidemic.' "

The event will occur in Manhattan on Saturday February 23, 2008 from 10-6 at the University Settlement House, a wheel-chair accessible space in the Lower East Side at Bowery/Houston.

The keynote address will be given by Marilyn Wann, author of "Fat!So?:Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size."
This will be followed by afternoon workshop sessions and an evening cabaret performance and dance party at Rapture in the East Village from 8-11pm.

See our website for more information and to register.

Hope to see you there!

Questions? NYC.FAQ [at] gmail [dot] com

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If you would like to be kept up to date on FAQ events, join our listserve.

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