Books can change lives.
I was hoping you could include this Huffington Post article
about Carmen Tafolla in your links round up. Ms. Tafolla is a
fabulous, feminist writer who has recently been tapped as the first
ever poet laureate in San Antonio, TX, just as her books have been
pulled from shelves in Tuscon schools.
Full dislosure (and why I’m submitting under my real name instead of
the anonymous handle I generally use): I’m an intern at Wings Press,
the publishing house which has printed a lot of Ms. Tafolla’s work,
including the recent anniversary edition of “Curandera,” the book
removed in AZ. (We even included a catchy little “Banned in Arizona!”
tag, because really, you just have to have a sense of humor about
Carmen Tafolla’s website is www.carmentafolla.com
Thanks so much!
Donate to an abortion fund.
Older black vet killed at home when police are called for a medical emergency.
As part of her floor speech pushing to reauthorize the Violence
Against Women Act (VAWA) on Wednesday, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) told
the story of her own history of being sexually assaulted during her
childhood and then raped as a young woman.
The best birth control in the world.
It’s the first letter to Miss Manners that I’m pointing out here– it is ridiculous to me that in this day and age, we must protect the male ego so strongly that your options, according to her, would be to attend every event with the first boy who asks you, or never attend at all, because it would be rude to turn down one boy and then accept with another. (I’ll grant that it’s rude to accept with one boy and then change your mind because someone better asked, but there’s no indication this girl ever said yes to begin with.)
Shadows from another Place blurs the line between two cityscapes.
From Womanist Musings, some white guy bawwws to Renee about how he
wants to say the n-word without consequence (and sends her an icky
e-mail to plead his case).
Republican Congressman tells female voters to support the Democrats (in a good way):
“Look at what they were wearing” has spread from rape to murder. I don’t know what to say to that.
An amazing fanfic on how Rue becomes the Mockingjay.
From Daydreamer and Spartokos:
Spartokos writes: Like a lot of Cracked articles, surprising amount of truth here. All
except the last one, where the author plays into the age-old “vagina
power” myth. Still worth a read, IMO.
On “fake geek girls.”
It’s time to arrest Grandma. In a move shockingly similar to an abusive partner, the state seeks to isolate teen girls from adults in their life who are willing to help them make choices about their reproductive health.
Disney Princesses go all versimilitudinous on your ass.
On Trayvon and class.
The Hunger Games and whitewashing.
In support of Amina!
10000 men supporting VAWA.
Abortions should require a permission slip.
Women should stay with abusive partners? WTF is this bullshit?
My name is not Alissa.
On the off-chance that this SF_Drama link hasn’t been sent in
already, there is apparently a person going around befriending LGBQ
people on the Internet, getting their addresses, then forcibly outing
them to their families and anti-LGBQ groups in their native countries.
This needs a signal boost, at the very least.
I just wanted to pass along a graphic that my team and I created
about the lack of women in math and sciences today, and the social
implications of why this happens.
Racist teacher calls student an unwanted piece of chocolate.
From ThinkProgress, Alaskan State Representative Alan Dick advocates
women only being able to get an abortion if their “impregnators”
signed off on it.
Arizona Rep. Terri Proud says women should be forced to watch an
abortion be performed before having one.
Are thin women the enemy? While we definitely have a societal problem of idolizing the very
thin as the one way to be beautiful, is this really the answer?
On Mary Sues.
More racism in WOW.
Racism and besmirching a dead child’s memory.
Clinic landlord turns the tables on anti-abortion protestors, but still faces constant harassment.