October 12th, 2010

WTF

Late!

Today is apparently National Coming Out Day. According to the Wikipedia article, its

"National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally observed civil awareness day for coming out and discussion about gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual and transgender (LGBT) issues."

It's not that I didn't know what coming out day was about, I was just, as always, wondering which nation it was the National Day for. Apparently National Coming Out Day is international! Yes I think they should change the name, of course I do, duh.

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And since beagl didn't link to it, I will:

Pregnant and menstruating women asked to respect Maori custom and reschedule visits to the Taonga Maori exhibition.

Kiwiblog labels this 'superstitious bullshit'. Yes, the man who wrote this piece actually did decide to speak on behalf of women (normally this blog is known for its somewhat backward views on women) and use us as a weapon for some Maori-bashing. How convenient. WARNING: that post is pretty incendiary.

Meanwhile, the debate develops over at beagl's. Not to derail or yoink, but I'm interested in hearing what people have to say on this, because I'm seeing a distinct gender separation of views on the feminism vs culture question over there.