Front Cover & gay Asian identity: a love story of a very different kind by Pauline Park "Front Cover" is a love story of a very different kind. Depictions of complex LGBT or Asian characters in film is unusual and depictions of LGBT/queer Asians and Asian Americans is rare; even rarer is the depiction of a romantic relationship ...Read More
Hillary Clinton: a progressive feminist perspective by Pauline Park Hillary Clinton’s supporters depict her as a courageous feminist trying to advance a daringly progressive agenda in the face of Republican opposition; the truth is actually quite the opposite: Hillary is an anti-feminist who has always pursued an anti-progressive agenda from her earliest days as a ‘Goldwater girl.’ Of ...Read More
Hillary Clinton's big foreign policy speech by Pauline Park I just finished reading Hillary Clinton's 'major' foreign policy address (Hillary Clinton, "Making Donald Trump Our Commander-in-Chief Would Be a Historic Mistake," Medium, 6.2.16) (which I seriously doubt even 1% of voters will do) and the most generous thing I can think to say is that it's ridden ...Read More
Hillary Clinton's anti-feminist & anti-progressive agenda will never have my support by Pauline Park Hillary Clinton's supporters depict her as a courageous feminist trying to advance a daringly progressive agenda in the face of Republican opposition; the truth is actually quite the opposite: Hillary is an anti-feminist who has always pursued an anti-progressive agenda from her earliest ...Read More
Memorial Day 2016 reflections on war I'm watching all of the media coverage of Memorial Day parades and thinking about how superficial and simplistic it all is. War is never good, but is occasionally necessary (the Civil War, World War II); but most wars are unnecessary (the Hundred Years' War, Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea, the Thirty ...Read More
Obama & North Carolina's HB2: the transgender bathroom panic By Pauline Park North Carolina's enactment of House Bill 2 and the response from the administration of Barack Obama have made transgender rights and public restroom usage front-page news across the country. In the wake of HB2, Christian fundamentalists have tried to organize a boycott of Target after ...Read More
Israeli occupation, Palestine & the LGBT community: pinkwashing 101 "Pinkwashing is an explicit strategy taken up in recent years by the government of Israel to portray Israel as a leader in gay rights and a gay tourism destination to improve its human rights image while deflecting attention away from the extreme violence of the Israeli occupation ...Read More
Hillary Clinton is not my abuela by Pauline Park "7 things Hillary Clinton has in common with your abuela" has provoked overwhelmingly negative reactions from Latinos and Latinos. Within hours of the posting of the absurd piece of #Hispandering on HillaryClinton.com on Dec. 21, outraged Latinas took to Twitter to denounce Hillary with the hashtags #NotMyAbuela and #NotMiAbuela, ...Read More
ESPA goes out with a whimper not the bang of having passed GENDA by Pauline Park On Dec. 12, the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it would be shutting down the Pride Agenda -- which so many people over the years have called 'ESPA' -- and its Foundation, though its political action committee will apparently remain ...Read More
Israel & the LGBT Community Center ban on Palestine organizing 2011-13 by Pauline Park Americans tend to think of Israel/Palestine as a foreign policy issue, an intractable conflict removed from us by 7,000 miles or more; and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community generally do not regard the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation of the ...Read More
Coming Full Circle: The Journey of a Transgendered Korean Adoptee By Pauline Park Queens College 7 November 15 I was born in Korea in 1960 and returned earlier this year – in June/July 2015 – my first time in the land of my birth since I left at the age of seven months old and the most momentous since ...Read More
Korea 2015: return to the motherland by Pauline Park In June 2015, I returned to Korea for the first time since I left at the age of seven and-a-half months old; it was a momentous trip. These are some photos from the month I spent in the Land of the Morning Calm. June 15 I flew out of La ...Read More
- Front Cover & gay Asian identity: a love story of a very different kind
- Hillary Clinton: a progressive feminist perspective
- Hillary Clinton's big foreign policy speech
- Hillary Clinton's anti-feminist & anti-progressive agenda will never have my support
- Memorial Day 2016 reflections on war
- Obama & North Carolina's HB2: the transgender bathroom panic
- Israeli occupation, Palestine & the LGBT community: pinkwashing 101
- Hillary Clinton is not my abuela
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- Notmyabuela: Hillary Clinton is like NOBODY's AB...
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