Weekly round up
Lynne Miles // 6 February 2012
Hola feministas, happy Monday! As always, a post to pull together this week’s links and bits and bobs. Feel free to use the comments as an open thread for discussion, or tell us of anything else we missed. As always, please note that us including a post here doesn’t mean we endorse it, or even agree with it. It’s just stuff that we’ve found noteworthy for one reason or another. If you disagree with any of them please do have at in the comments. And so, on with the show …
- The Foreign Policy Association profile two inspirational Brazillian women – President Dilma Rousseff and Maria das Gracas Foster
- Jenny Morris on the ‘logic’ of reducing benefits for disabled children
- Tracy Clark-Flory at Salon on sexual abuse in BDSM communities
- TFW blogger Josephine Tsui in a podcast for CJSW: Good Girls Marry Doctors on “Yeah, What She Said!”
- Jane Fae: No Fly Zone for trans people in Canada
- Diary of a female IT consultant at GirlyGeekdom
- Why Men Always Tell You to Watch Movies: the scarcity of female voiceover work at the New York Times
- ‘Don’t call me ‘babe’ on the bus, please‘ at CiF
- LGBT Rights in Tunisia, A Year After the Revolution (Gender Across Borders)
- Larry Derfner on why American liberals should ditch the term ‘Israel Firster’
- Question Time, QI and Mock the Week criticised by BBC diversity report (via the Guardian) (see our previous post on the issue here)
- When is French Elle going to put a black woman on its cover? (Jezebel)
- Committee’s solution to attacks on female politicians: ‘just get on with it’ (Guardian)
- Feminist punk band Pussy Riot take revolt to the Kremlin
- Young girls forced into under-age marriages in London (Digital Journal)
- Fatemeh Fakhraie: Who Says I Can’t be a Muslim Feminist?
- Hong Kong full page newspaper advert protesting the ‘invasion’ of pregnant women from mainland China, comparing them to a plague of locusts (China Hush)
- Ken Clarke announces an extension of UK Hate Crime laws so that murders motivated by hatred of the disabled or transgendered will have the same legal starting point as murders aggravated by race, religion or sexual orientation.
- Breastfeeding support: less is not more (Spilt Milk)
- Top Totty Beer Withdrawn From Parliamentary Bar (Huffington Post)
- Those who die to keep us safe: European Union’s Frontex and the administration of immigrants (Tiger Beatdown)
- London Feminist takes the green ink to Ann Widdecombe’s Express column
- (Trigger Warning: VAW, corrective rape) BBC News Africa reports that 4 men have been convicted and sentanced for the murder of a lesbian woman in South Africa
- The Safe Spaces for Women and Girls Writing Project launches
- Video from Davos: Sandberg sees Global Ambition Gap
- Hard Knock Life? Try Being A Teenage Indian Feminist by Erinn Dhesi
- The Guardian reports that benefit cuts and government rhetoric on disabled people are fuelling resentment and abuse aimed at disabled people
- Sarah Burke gets women freestyling skiing into the Olympics (documentary excerpt)
- The Daily Beast: Komen Incites Women’s ‘Tahrir Square Moment’
- UNFPA statement on Renewing Commitment to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
- The government has rejected a petition to issue a posthumous pardon to Alan Turing, WWII war hero and computer expert, who was conviced of homosexuality and chemically castrated
- Open Democracy on Heterosexual Privilege in Higher Education
And last but very definitely not least:
- Alberta Council for Global Community celebrates their Top 30 under 30 for International Development. Celebrating young leaders in women’s empowerment (featuring TFW blogger Josephine Tsui at No.18 – congratulations Jos!).
Have a great week!
Image courtesy of flickr user Kristjan Wager, used under a Creative Commons license. It shows a pavement stencil reading “feminism rocks” with a female gender symbol.