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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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Link Roundup 4/19/2013

Christina Huffington debunks the myth that women are underrepresented in leadership positions due to lack of ambition.

Teach sex ed honestly, already.

Pregnant women in America are being locked up for losing their babies in miscarriage.

Michael Dyzel Smith talks about how street harassment is partially about impressing other dudes.

The importance of calling rape and rape culture out, and calling them by name.

Linda Burnham gives a critique of Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg, and “1% Feminism”.

Boys’ Clubs: A tumblr dedicated to exposing the areas in society that women have yet to tread.

Ozy Frantz put up a wonderful post critiquing “sex positivity” and our dialogue regarding sex, sexual desire, sexual goals, and expression of sexuality in general.

Brittney Griner talks about being “out” in pro sports.

David Haglund talks about the “feminist comedy” of Louis C.K.

And on a day like today it is important to remember the power of white privilege, as Tim Wise points out.

 

(editor’s note: I am also very proud to announce that at next week’s ETSUcon, a comic convention held right here at ETSU, there will be not one, but two incredible feminist panels which I highly recommend attending.  The first, hosted by Women’s Studies student Caroline Locke, “Feminerds Unite!” is a discussion about internet misogyny in nerd culture in general, with the second, my panel, regarding Sexism in Video Games (industry, culture, the games themselves)

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A final note of congratulation to all FMLA members and Women’s Studies students elected in the SGA elections, as well as a thank you to those who did not for running and trying to make the campus a more inclusive and safe space.  It is appreciated.

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