For me and many women, feminist and otherwise, one of the difficult parts of witnessing and wanting to rally behind the movement for transgender rights is the language that a growing number of trans individuals insist on, the notions of femininity that they’re articulating, and their disregard for the fact that being a woman means having accrued certain experiences, endured certain indignities and relished certain courtesies in a culture that reacted to you as one.
Brains are a good place to begin because one thing that science has learned about them is that they’re in fact shaped by experience, cultural and otherwise. The part of the brain that deals with navigation is enlarged in London taxi drivers, as is the region dealing with the movement of the fingers of the left hand in right-handed violinists.
“You can’t pick up a brain and say ‘that’s a girl’s brain’ or ‘that’s a boy’s brain,’ ” Gina Rippon, a neuroscientist at Britain’s Aston University, told The Telegraph last year. The differences between male and female brains are caused by the “drip, drip, drip” of the gendered environment, she said."
Jim has been called "a pioneer in sustainability" and "a tireless champion for farmers and food" by Gaining Ground - Sustainability Institute of Mississippi.
"Jim Ewing brought the environmental movement home to Mississippi. Thanks to Jim, an honest straight shooter on the side of doing right, the environment is no longer a four-letter word." — Gerald Barber, former Chairman of the Board, National Wildlife Federation
He is a 2013 winner of GGSIM's Sustainable Works Award for his leadership in promoting organics, environmental stewardship and sustainable living for the past 30 years.
His background as a writer and editor at The Clarion-Ledger, the state’s largest newspaper, has earned him a reputation as a well-respected journalist.
- Findhorn PressAuthor, present
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