Friday Link Roundup: 4/12/13

Remembering Margaret Thatcher as she was: Anti-Feminist.

Sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior is unacceptable no matter how someone is dressed, and cosplayers are fed up of having to deal with it.

Vanessa Valenti released an update on her project looking at the future of feminism and the capacity of the internet to shape the movement.

France made contraception and abortion free.

Plan B will also now be available to all women over the counter.

Shannon Sun-Higginson started a kickstarter for a project about women in gaming that looks really promising.

Comic artist Aaron Diaz released a pitch for a  gender-swapped Legend of Zelda game inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series.

A woman calling out rape jokes and misogynist content on facebook herself became the recipient of rape threats.

The backlash against even the idea of Brittney Griner trying out for an NBA team exposed some very problematic attitudes in NBA fans.

Hollaback! Philly posted this great ad speaking out against street harassment.



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This blog is a collaborative effort from the students, faculty, and feminist souls in the East Tennessee State University Women's Studies Department. We simply want to share daily thoughts with the world and encourage not only feminist thought, but awareness, tolerance, diversity, equality, justice, and social progress. Women's Studies is an exciting, interdisciplinary area of study that celebrates women's lives. It examines how diverse women have contributed to history, social processes, culture, politics and economics, as well as how all of these have shaped women's experiences. Our program provides new ways of looking at common assumptions about femininity and masculinity and teaches students how to connect what they study with how they live and work. We also explore how gender intersects with ability, age, class, culture, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, and sexuality. Our Leadership through Diversity focus promotes a creative struggle for justice and equality. We train graduates to be leaders in both civic engagement and the workforce. The Women's Studies Program at ETSU is comprised of dedicated faculty and staff and socially conscious students coming together from a wide range of disciplines.

Posted on April 12, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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