Sunday, 16 April 2017

Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Trailer Revealed



The trailer for the fourth season of Star Wars Rebels was revealed this weekend at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando.

The new trailer came with the sad news that the season would be the last, and that the show would be coming to an end next year.  Executive producer Dave Filoni announced that the season would conclude the story of the Ghost crew as originally planned and that the time wa right to bring the series to a close.



Disney has confirmed that the final season of the show will consist of fifteen episodes and will begin to air later this year.

Whilst Star Wars Rebels is coming to an end Dave Filoni did tease the audience at the Rebels Panel that another series will begin once Rebels ends, but refused to offer any hints.


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Everything Left Episode 11 - The Big Coming Out Episode



After an unscheduled break we’re back with a brand new episode with a new intro and new features!  In this episode I’m joined by Adi Anhang whilst we discuss Australian TV, a poorly thought through advert (though probably not the one you’re thinking of) and more than one coming out.




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The National Autistic Society

Autism Women’s Network


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Parent Protests Gender Neutral Pronouns Used By Brown University



A parent has expressed outrage over the acceptance letter they have received for their daughters application to Brown University in America.  The reason for this, the use of gender neutral pronouns.

News of this matter surfaced after an article by James Freeman was published in the Wall Street Journal in which he ranted against the university.  Freeman said that he received a letter from the parent of a newly accepted Brown student who was angry at the way their daughter was addressed.

The unnamed parent said that they received a letter from the university addressed to the 'parent/guardian' of the student.  The letter welcomed the student to the university and commended them for 'their' contribution and hard work.

The article also reported that the university also left a voicemail message that used gender neutral language.

Whilst most people would be fine with the use of gender neutral language, or perhaps not even notice it, this parent has now refused to allow their daughter to attend Brown University, claiming that 'only left-wing extremists are welcome'.

Wall Street Journal writer James Freeman supported the parents stance and even went as far as to insult the Dean of Admissions at Brown, Logan Powell claiming that he's not 'familiar with pronouns.'

'We've read about the literacy crisis in the U.S. but would not have guessed that that the problem extends to Ivy League administrators.'

Brown University responded to this criticism by explaining that their admissions office 'typically refers to applicants by first name or by using they/their pronouns.  While the grammatical construction may read as unfamiliar to some, it has been adopted by many newsrooms and other organisations as a gender-inclusive option.'

The parent of the student cited the use of gender neutral language as unnecessary as their daughter 'has always been clear what her biological gender and identity is - she's a woman.'


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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Trans Athlete Wins Australian Weightlifting Event



Transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard has been the focus of international debate following her win at the Australian International in Melbourne on Sunday.

The weightlifter won over her fellow competitors by lifting 19kg more than her closest runner up, something that has some of the other athletes have claimed is due to an unfair advantage due to her being transgender.

The claims have been made by some of the athletes that lost to Hubbard on Sunday, despite the International Olympic Committee disagreeing that she had any form of advantage due to being transgender.

Deborah Acason, one of the other competitors, has spoken out on the matter.  'We all deserve to be on an even playing field.  It's difficult when you believe you are not.  If it's not even, why are we doing the sport?'

Not all of Hubbard's fellow athletes have been expressing such views however.  Bronze medal winner Kaitlyn Fassina stood by Hubbards win and showed her support, 'She is who she is.  That's the way the politics and New Zealanders have decided.  I can't say much more than that.  She is seen as female and that's the way it is.'

Unfortunately, many people seem to be sharing the same opinion as Acason, claiming that Hubbard, and trans athletes in general, have an unfair advantage over fellow competitors.

This outrage over a trans woman winning against other female athletes seems to be the exact opposite of Mack Beggs who recently won a girls wrestling title despite being a trans man.  With people complaining when trans people win in the gender they conform to and winning when they're made to compete in the gender they were assigned to at birth it begs the question, will trans people ever be able to win any event without it being a 'controversy'.


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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Transphobic Sign Owner Resigns From City Council Presidency



Jay Linn, the owner of Northridge Auto Parts and Repair, has resigned from his position as president of Olmstead Falls city council following complaints about a sign outside of his business.

The sign was erected in early February, and contained the message 'If you don't know who you identify as, pull down your pants and look'.  The business, and Linn himself, quickly attracted complaints on social media, with people labelling the message as being transphobic in nature.

At the time Linn replied by saying, 'There's no malice in the sign.  It's just making the point why does everybody want to be someone else and draw attention to them, be who you are and be happy with who you are.

'I'm a believer that when god put you here, he put you here as what you are.'

Over the following weekend a number of people stood outside of Linn's business in protest, holding their own signs that condemned the message.


Linn announced on Thursday 9th February that he would be resigning from his position on the local city council due to the reaction he had received over the sign.  

'I resigned because the major and I don't share the same views.'  He told local news stations.  Linn has claimed that since placing the sign he has been attacked by LGBT+ groups, received death threats towards himself and his family, and been told that his business will be blown up.  Linn has not, however, filed any police reports regarding any of these claims.

'I haven't filed police reports.  The police are going to do absolutely nothing,'  He complained.  'I shut my Facebook page down.  I'm not going to respond to any more comments.  I serves for 30 years on three different boards and commissions.  I won't bend to any special group.

'My sign meant, why can't these people be satisfied with what god put them on earth as?  Why do they have to re-identify?  Why can't they be satisfied with what they are truly brought into the world as?

'You're looking at non-political correctness right here, I am non-political correctness because I don't give a rats rear end about political correctness.'

When speaking about the matter to a number of news sources Linn was questioned about the sign by trans woman Rissa Trent, who said; 'I questioned him on his position on the City Council.  I said, you're supposed to represent everyone in your city, how can you be impartial when you hate a portion of your community?  He started screaming on the air with, how dare I bring it up.'

Linn has now resigned from his council position, saying that he and the mayor do not share the same views and that he does not agree with the agendas that she is currently pushing forward.

'I've turned in my resignation letter due to you evil sick people.'  He posted on his Facebook page.  'I'm done serving the community that includes you after 30 years.  The mayor has my resignation letter, why don't you email her and ask her for a copy of it.  Once again, you are a sick bunch to try and desecrate a person that serves the community for 30 years that includes you.'


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