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Elizabeth Lindsey & Heather Stephenson, contributor to and editor of the 2005 edition of "Our Bodies Ourselves", on the creation and content of this vital and popular resource for women

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00:00 Introduction
  • NGLTF's Matt Forman on Ratzinger as pope
  • Movie: Trans presence in "Shrek 2"
08:02 Gender News
  • Microsoft Jettisons Support for Gay Rights
  • Personal Appeal moves Colorado Senate to Back GLBT Job Protection
  • Connecticut Legalizes Gay Civil Unions
  • Neighbor pleads guilty to murder of Gay Activist Wanda Alston
  • New niche market: gay retirees?
  • Woman shocked by passport sex change
  • Iowa church embarassed for dis-inviting trans couple
30:20 The GenderTalk Calendar
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36:09 Originally published in the 70s, "Our Bodies Ourselves" was the first publication in which women challenged the inadequate care of their bodies by the medical profession. More than self-help, it addresses political, social and economic issues that affect women�s health care. Heather Stephenson, managing editor of the 2005 edition of "Our Bodies Ourselves", and Elizabeth Lindsey, author of a chapter on gender identity, talk about the creation and content of this vital and popular resource for women.
62:44 Question of the Week

"I know a mentally retarded pre-transition MTF from work, and I'm pretty worried about him (still goes by he). He shocks the rest of us queers, even the more stubborn ones, by being so totally, totally out. People ridicule him to his face, and he doesn't even register it. We work for a company that employs lots of handicapped folks of all types, but the sensitivity of leadership here has plenty of gaps. I wonder if he's going to make it in this environment post-transition."
(From: Maia)

69:48 End
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