Posts tagged “Identity”
February 27, 2013
Everyday, children ages five to eighteen spend up to 8 hours in school. It is where they learn about math, history, reading, and writing, but it is also where children learn about social protocol and what it means to be a helpful, productive citizen of the US. As we find ourselves in the an age where issues of freedom of race, economy, religion, and sexuality are part of daily life and daily discussion, where does sexuality and gender identification fit in the school system?
According to a report on TrueTolerance.org, elementary school is no place to discuss gay activism, the new definition of family, or gender identity. In a program called CitizenLink Report, Candi Cushman, educational analyst, examines the educational practices in elementary schools surrounding what she calls “the promotion of homosexual themes and the deconstruction of the meaning of traditional family and marriages”. Cushman refers to books and training programs as being at fault for this misguided education American children are receiving.
June 20, 2012
Gender tropes lurk behind the Xbox controller.. and Anna Anthropy is determined to bend them. The author of Rise of the Videogame Zinesters hopes to develop a gaming world that’s more gender-friendly for everyone.
“Being trans doesn’t make the fact that I’m a woman any less real, and obviously it’s often safer for trans women on the internet not to advertise the fact that they’re trans. Today, I’m totally out about being trans because I want other trans people to find me and feel safer in this games space.”
Read the entire interview here!