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Where Did “Cishet” come from? (Show #113)

Today, Wendy asks where the term “cishet” originated and why some people use it in a derogatory fashion.


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Show #75: Age, Gender, and the Entrepreneur

This episode was sparked by a recent Freelance academy podcast (Why So Many Women Struggle in Business).  We start discussing how women can be more effective in business, and diverge into  harassment in the workplace, F-to-M transitions, and how middle-aged (and older) women get overlooked. We’re not just sitting around knitting all the time. And we talk about collaboration and the difference in feedback you get from a full-time employee position and working for yourself.

Photo this week courtesy of iStockphoto and the film “Unfinished Business”

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Show #68: The B Word (Yes, Bisexuals Exist. Really.)

In The B Word we talk about the frustrating bi stereotypes and the misunderstandings of bisexuals that still persist. We mention media perceptions and the way our culture defaults to duality and either/or thinking. Audacious Robin gives a brief, impromptu Sexual Orientation and Gender 101 talk in this queer-positive chat about people who don’t fit society’s usual boxes.

For further consideration and discussion, here is an excellent definition of bisexuality by Robyn Ochs: “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.”

… and check out The Bisexual Umbrella  as well as The Trans* Umbrella.

Photo credit: “bisexuals: they do exist!”  San Francisco Pride Parade, June 29, 2008 by Caitlin Childs (flickr)




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Show #44: Gender, Sex, & Coming Out Androgynous

Audacious Robin is on a gender journey and discovers her androgyny along the path. We discuss the distinctions between and the interweaving of gender identity, biological sex, sexual orientation, and gender presentation.  Audacious Wendy comes out as a male peacock stuck in a woman’s body.

Check out The Genderbread Person.

Robin Renée - An Audacious Androgyne

Take the Androdgyny Test – find out where on the spectrum you assign yourself! (PDF file that you fill out and add up numbers – not an online quiz)


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