Uhhhhhhhh, a woman refused to get an abortion, so her partner raped her. In front of their kids.
OMFG, really, Craigslist? It sucks you got raped, but it’s not our fault?
From Scarlett: Feminism in B grade horror!
Oh, the Springfield Diocese. How awesome that you would let go one of your best educators for the sin of getting married. But hey, I guess that’s better than penalizing someone for trying to protect children from a child molester.
Peanuts! THEY ROCK! And now they’re a weapon in the war against malnutrition.
Escapist has an issue up on “the industry of inclusion.” Of particular interest is “The Pasty White Person Is King” which highlights that games/fantasy novels based on medieval Europe that DON’T include POC are historically inaccurate.
FANTASIA I LOVE YOU. I think it took guts to talk about her attempted suicide and depression. But this blogpost is real too — black women often have far too many people depending on them to take the time to care for their mental and emotional well-being. That myth of super-woman? It’s some toxic shit — Fantasia isn’t the only young black woman to try to hurt herself to get away from it.
A blast from the past from HijabMan! One of his classic posts on veiling. You should really check out the whole site — HM is one of my FAVORITE feminists and one of the sweetest, nicest, gentlest people I know. Add him on Facebook and Twitter, and you’ll get a cute as shit blow by blow of what it means to be a male feminist in love.
GUESS WHAT! Women’s colleges are still relevant. SEVEN SISTER PRIDE!
The FWord breaks down the problematics of the media frenzy over the Jewish Israeli “rape by deception” case from a few weeks ago.
Conversations about gender violence need to happen as early as middle school.
Violence against Asian American students reached a crescendo last year. Students want to know: has the school district taken any steps to guarantee their safety? Bullying is something school districts often ignore when it’s LGBT kids or kids of color. LGBT kids especially have needs that school systems are unwilling to address. The Trevor Project can only do so much.
How can something be a mature theme when it’s something applicable to many children across the country? Spouse-buzz reviews a review and talks about the difference between pity and empathy, and I think, highlights how designating something as a “mature” theme renders that experience outside the norm, even when the norm isn’t normal or guaranateed.
Homelessness is on the rise — particularly amongst single parent families.
How casting a black actor changed Night of the Living Dead.
Huh. Tea partiers + Black Family Reunion… Huh. And it sounds like the tea partiers were entitled jerks last year, too.
Oh, Kanye West. Still a jackass. Why won’t you leave Taylor Swift alone?
This has been a busy week for Australia. Scarlett was nice enough to compile a TON of links on Australia’s first female PM!
Australia officially elected its first female Prime Minister. (That is to say, the voters of Lalor, Victoria elected Julia Gillard as a Labor representatives and the Labor party cobbled together enough alliances to form a government). And only eleven years behind New Zealand!
General article on Julia Gillard
Specifically about Gillard regarding the lead-up to the election, the ousting of the former PM and the election itself.
Bit more of an explaination about the election – took over two weeks to work it out, when it’s usually decided on the night of the election.
Helen Clarke’s (first NZ PM) wiki page. The following is a BBC piece about the unlikihood of a strong government under the conditions it was elected in. (In all fairness, that’s more to do with not having the outright majority they need and having to negotiate with other parties than anything)
I know yahoo links tend not to work but this one’s worth trying to access – it goes more into WHY the government is so shaky.