Tag Archives: Gender Non-Conforming

Raising Awareness: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. This year the focus is on the way religions reinforce homophobia and transphobia. Continue reading

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Day of Silence

The annual Day of Silence is held to highlight the impact of anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Continue reading

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Tough Guise: How Sexism Hurts Men Too

Devaluing of women/femininity contributes to a culture in which sexual violence against women is prevalent. Rigid gender roles and stereotypes harm men as well as women and the gender non-conforming. Continue reading

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What is Rape Culture?

Rape Culture is the context that supports violence against women. It is a culture in which rape and other sexual violence (usually against women) are common and in which prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and media condone, normalize, excuse, or encourage sexualized violence. Continue reading

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No Name-Calling Week

No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities. We can apply this to ourselves as well as others. Continue reading

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