Link Roundup 5/10/13

Mother Jones on why Mitt Romney’s advice to college grads is misguided, as well as a a background on the quiverfull movement.

Why are we ashamed of our women heroes?

Powerful video: Women make their voices heard: this is my body, not yours.

Frank Bruni on the sexism in the media’s reporting on Amanda Knox.

Why calling out sexist humor matters.

What 24 hours of street harassment sounds like.

Abstinence only education made rape victims like Elizabeth Smart feel “Worthless, Dirty, And Filthy.

No, abortion is NOT Planned Parenthood’s “Central Purpose.”

Maureen Johnson talks about the gender coverup in literature.

7 thoughts on women in games from indie developer Porpentine.

An awesome 17 year old coder is making waves for sparing people from Twitter TV spoilers — and she’s a girl.

It’s time to retire “boob-plate” armor.  It would kill you.

Women undervalue their contributions when working with men.

A new Canadian fashion magazine celebrates plus-size women.

A video created for a Women and Gender Studies class at the University of Saskatchewan by Sarah Zelinski, Kayla Hatzel and Dylan Lambi-Raine asks us: What if gender roles in advertising were reversed?

For the mamas who don’t get love on Mother’s day.

Also, congratulations to all of our graduates, and for those students returning next semester, happy summer break!  Enjoy it!

Your editor,

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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