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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

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

Link Roundup 4/26/13

“Hell no, I’m not one of THOSE girls!” On internalized sexism.

Soraya Chemaly talks about Facebook’s misogyny problem — namely, tolerance of abuse against women.

Germany resolves to increase the amount of women represented on the highest levels of management.

A judge has permanently blocked North Dakota’s medication abortion plan.

Jill Soloway’s kickstarter project, “The Empowerment Project”, aiming “to create positive role models for women everywhere”, looks really fascinating.

The creator of the Everyday Sexism project talks about her experiences, the stories, and the backlash that she’s received.

This is rape culture: an Arizona Man proudly displays a sign reading “You Deserve Rape” at a sexual assault awareness event.

Amanda Marcotte talks about how not to be an overt sexist.

Likewise, Phaedra Starling talks about how to approach women without being threatening.

Finally, Samantha Allen, one of our wonderful panelists at the Sexism in Video Games panel tomorrow at ETSUCon, talks about teaching intersectionality through Halo.

Don’t forget! The sexism in video games panel is tomorrow night at 5:00PM-5:50PM in the Culp Center Meeting Room 2, and Feminerds Unite! Discussing general sexism in nerd culture, is from 11:00AM-11:50AM in the forum.

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