Link Roundup: 5/3/2013

“Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.”

Racism in our schools: Florida teen, a girl of color, charged with a felony for a science experiment.

Feminism, at its best, is truly a radical moment.

Unsurprisingly, most women back providing birth control pills over the counter.

The Obama administration sided with the likes of Chuck Grassley in appealing a judge’s ruling that emergency contraception should be available over the counter.

Another trans women was tragically slain – and then the media failed her again, even in death.

Transphobia has no place in feminism.

Amanda Marcotte reminds us that the anti-choice movement is class warfare.

The 50 fastest growing women-led companies in America.

Animator Scott Benson eviscerates the Mens’ Rights Activist movement with a wonderful cartoon – and even better is his follow-up response to criticism.

A gaming journalist records the sexist remarks she receives over 30 days – and they’re awful.

Why women do more housework and child care than men.

Women are still discriminated against for pregnancy.  And a pregnant T-Mobile employee in Nashville has a horror story to tell about her experiences.

The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics blog is fantastic.

Finally, the audio of the Sexism in Gaming Panel is up, and we have a write up featured on the fantastic gaming blog The Border House, so take a listen if you haven’t yet!

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Katharine

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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.

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