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Citizen Radio
Parker Molloy on survival tips for trans youth, and Ray Rice, Janay Palmer, and domestic abuse

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Episode #1082: In the first half of the show, Allison and Jamie discuss Jamie’s latest video project and THE GREATEST PHOTO OF ALL TIME. Then, Parker Marie Molloy (@ParkerMolloy, parkthatcar.net) joins the show to discuss why she left Thought Catalog, and to give survival tips for trans youth. Also, Ray Rice, Janay Palmer, domestic violence, and why the NFL doesn’t care almost half its audience are women.

Parker asked we post the following advice to trans youth regarding employment:

Unemployment is a huge issue in the trans community (Side note: I always feel absolutely-fucking-ridiculous saying “the trans community.” I mean, what does that even mean? I don’t know, I’ve always felt as though that’s an odd way to group people. Like, could you imagine trying to make any sort of all-inclusive statement about how “the cis community” feels about something? Anyway, I digress…). With unemployment among trans people at double the rate of cis folks (and it’s even worse for trans people of color), finding stable work is far more challenging that it really should be. Sadly, this struggle sets off a chain of events, adding to issues of poverty, homelessness, HIV infection, general health matters, likelihood of being assaulted, and so on.

My advice for anyone looking for tips for finding work is to reach out to other trans people in their area. While I’m not sure there’s really such thing as a “trans-friendly” business, as, in an ideal situation, the business would simply treat you like a normal fucking human being. It’s worth perusing Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index to see which companies voluntarily have gender identity employment protections (and those that offer trans-inclusive health care). A high score on HRC’s CEI isn’t by any means a guarantee that a business is actually cool with trans people (see: this example of an AT&T employee facing discrimination hell — but hey, they have a 100 score!), as things may be a certain way at the corporate level, but much more challenging for entry-level employees.
As I mentioned during the interview, Chicago House has the Translife Center, an awesome project designed to help trans people receive job training, housing, and other forms of support. If you live in a major city — Chicago or otherwise — check in with that city’s LGBT center (provided they have one) and ask about job placement programs.
If all else fails, people can e-mail me/tweet me/etc., and I’ll try to give whatever not-awful advice I can.

Upcoming live gigs: Denver (9/12). Get tickets now! Tickets also available for Rochester, Philly, DC, St. Louis, and Chicago. Check Jamie’s site for links!

Remember to pre-order #NEWSFAIL: all about our shitty media and how alternative media will save us all.  

Citizen Radio is a member-supported show. Visit http://wearecitizenradio.com to sign up and support media that won’t lead you to war, and keep CR Productions growing!

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"Passing the Bechdel Test"
Songs that  1. Include at least one female vocalist 2. Who sings to another woman (or implied female audience) 3. About something besides a man

Girl on Fire - Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj // Pop Goes the World - Gossip // Electric Lady - Janelle Monae // I Was an Island - Alicia Weiss // I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Glee Cover // Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve feat. Gwen Stefani // Rosie - Daisy Dares You // Me Against the Music - Britney Spears feat. Madonna // Take Me or Leave Me - Rent // You’re the Reason - Victoria Justice // Trouble - Neon Jungle // I Know, I Know, I Know - Tegan and Sara // Raise Your Glass - P!nk // Baddy Girl - M.I.A. // Women’s Suffrage (Bad Romance Parody) - Soomo Publishing // Hollywood - Marina and the Diamonds // Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill // Crazy - Au Reservoir Simone // For Good - Wicked // October Song - Amy Winehouse // Girlfriend - Icona Pop // Q.U.E.E.N. - Janelle Monae // Smile - Vitamin C // Fireball - Willow Smith feat. Nicki Minaj // When’s She Coming Home - The Ditty Bops

Total time = 1 hour 31 minutes
Click here to visit 8tracks and hear the mix. 

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loriadorable:

the-exercist:

"Passing the Bechdel Test"

Songs that  1. Include at least one female vocalist 2. Who sings to another woman (or implied female audience) 3. About something besides a man

Girl on Fire - Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj // Pop Goes the World - Gossip // Electric Lady - Janelle Monae // I Was an Island - Alicia Weiss // I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Glee Cover // Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve feat. Gwen Stefani // Rosie - Daisy Dares You // Me Against the Music - Britney Spears feat. Madonna // Take Me or Leave Me - Rent // You’re the Reason - Victoria Justice // Trouble - Neon Jungle // I Know, I Know, I Know - Tegan and Sara // Raise Your Glass - P!nk // Baddy Girl - M.I.A. // Women’s Suffrage (Bad Romance Parody) - Soomo Publishing // Hollywood - Marina and the Diamonds // Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill // Crazy - Au Reservoir Simone // For Good - Wicked // October Song - Amy Winehouse // Girlfriend - Icona Pop // Q.U.E.E.N. - Janelle Monae // Smile - Vitamin C // Fireball - Willow Smith feat. Nicki Minaj // When’s She Coming Home - The Ditty Bops

Total time = 1 hour 31 minutes

Click here to visit 8tracks and hear the mix. 

Oh shit this is brilliant

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Citizen Radio
Megachurch leader calls women 'penis homes', Capitol Hill interns are paid in snacks

fuckyeahcitizenradio:

Allison and Jamie are joined by UCB improviser Josh Sharp to discuss Beyonce, Ray Rice, domestic violence, and victim-blaming, a Megachurch leader calling women “penis homes,” and Capitol Hill interns being paid in snacks.

Upcoming live gigs: Denver (9/12). Get tickets now! Tickets also available for Rochester, Philly, DC, St. Louis, and Chicago. Check Jamie’s site for links!

Remember to pre-order #NEWSFAIL: all about our shitty media and how alternative media will save us all.  

Citizen Radio is a member-supported show. Visit http://wearecitizenradio.com to sign up and support media that won’t lead you to war, and keep CR Productions growing!

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I rarely get hate-reblogged except for on one link I shared months ago that suggests that Grindr has pulled back the curtain on the really gross symptoms of white cis male homosexuality, in that overt racism and ableism and fat shaming is played off as sexual preferences. ….so disappointing. This. This is why I need the ability to turn off reblogs on certain posts.

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Wolves fighting for dominance as a “thing” came from observation of captive packs.  Observation of genuinely wild packs has revealed that it is not, in fact, a “thing.”

Y’hear that, ya dumbass modern werewolf writers?

hear that, self-styled “alpha males”?

They weren’t even captive packs, they were a bunch of unrelated wolves shoved together in too-small a space.

So if you’re an ‘alpha wolf’ then you are, in point of fact, not the noble, fierce and imposing leader of a group who respects you, but a scared wild creature with no social support frantically lashing out at strangers to try and gain some semblance of control over a fundamentally uncontrollable environment?
Huh.
That would explain a few things.

kastiakbc:

sursumursa:

madmaudlingoes:

jethroq:

pterobat:

naamahdarling:

did-you-kno:

Source

Wolves fighting for dominance as a “thing” came from observation of captive packs.  Observation of genuinely wild packs has revealed that it is not, in fact, a “thing.”

Y’hear that, ya dumbass modern werewolf writers?

hear that, self-styled “alpha males”?

They weren’t even captive packs, they were a bunch of unrelated wolves shoved together in too-small a space.

So if you’re an ‘alpha wolf’ then you are, in point of fact, not the noble, fierce and imposing leader of a group who respects you, but a scared wild creature with no social support frantically lashing out at strangers to try and gain some semblance of control over a fundamentally uncontrollable environment?

Huh.

That would explain a few things.

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