Sunday, May 23, 2010

Suggested Sunday reading (5/23)

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I will warn you, readers, this week's Sunday reading is probably going to be long. A lot of news came out this week. Categories might even be necessary! So I'll get to it:
  • Los Angeles Times: "Dorothy Kamenshek dies at 84; women's baseball league star." RIP Dottie.
  • Feministe: "7-Year-Old Girl Killed By Detroit Police While Sleeping in Her Home." I think most people have heard about this? But I'm including it, just in case.
  • New York Times: "Poverty and the Pill," by Nicholas Kristof.
  • The Style Rookie: "Can I just say," on photographer Terry Richardson and his photographing (young) models nude.
  • The Sexist: "The Morning After: $10 Lap Dance Edition."
  • Huffington Post: "Sarah Palin is not a feminist." I tend to agree.
  • Popular Science: "Student Invents Silicone "Tampons" To Harvest Monthly Menstrual Stem Cells."
  • Feminist.com: "The Untold Story of The Iroquois Influence On Early Feminists."
  • Business Week: "Novartis Must Pay $250 Million in Gender Bias Lawsuit." It is "the largest ever employment discrimination verdict according to data compiled by Bloomberg."
  • New York Times: "Google Tells Sites for ‘Cougars’ to Go Prowl Elsewhere."
  • Jezebel: "Hooters Says Waitress Is 'Too Fat,' Offers Her Gym Membership." She is 5'8 and 132 pounds. And "too fat."
  • New York Daily News: "Dads can get postpartum depression, too: study."
  • UK Telegraph: "France has first 'burka rage' incident."
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "Department of Corrections settles with woman shackled during childbirth." She received $125,000, and her case "pushed the Legislature to pass a restrictions outlining authorities' responsibilities regarding the use of restraints on pregnant inmates."
  • Engineer Your Life: "A girl built the Brooklyn Bridge? Yep."
  • The Washington Post: "Stitches of history slated for the National Museum of African American History and Culture."
  • Tattooed and Pierced: "Female Force comics." Very interesting. (And speaking of comics, I now own this.)
  • Beauty Schooled Project: "My beauty labor, part one: Why we should talk about it." You can see the other parts of this series here.
RAPE AND RAPE CULTURE:
  • The Curvature: "Insufficient evidence." If you read this, be prepared for your blood pressure to rise. Like, off the charts.
  • The National: "Woman who reported rape is charged with illegal sex." This is in Abu Dhabi.
  • Sydney Morning Herald: "Sex, thugs and rotten role models: it's not right if she's not enjoying it."
  • ESPN: "Female athletes often targets for rape." Yes, that's right. ESPN wrote about this.
  • The Curvature: "England and Wales Move to Grant Anonymity to Rape Defendants."
LGBTQ-related:
  • May 17 was the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Check out IDAHO's site for more, including links to stories.
  • Gender Across Borders: "Recap: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia."
  • Deeply Problematic: "Alexis Lusk fights transphobia in high school through the Dallas Voice."
  • Met Blogs: "Gay Men’s Chorus of LA premieres their Harvey Milk Schools Project at Fairfax High School."
  • On Top: "Activists Press For Gay Marriage On Harvey Milk Day."
ABORTION-RELATED NEWS:
  • Jezebel: "Stupak's Amendment Lets Abortion Foes Restrict The Insurance You Have Now."
  • Guttmacher Institute: "More women in need of publicly funded family planning services."
  • Toronto Star: "Abortion: Don't ask, don't tell; Aid groups ‘dare not talk about it' for fear of cuts from Conservative government, one official says."
  • Medic Exchange: "Ultrasound Before Abortion: Bill OK'd in Virginia."
  • Cincinnati.com: "Legislation would bar tax-funded abortion coverage in Ohio."
  • Ms. magazine: "Missouri State House Passes Bill to Expand Abortion Restrictions."
  • Tampa Bay online: "Crist likely to veto abortion ultrasound bill."
  • NOLA.com: "Senate backs bill requiring ultrasound before abortions."
  • CNBC: "Kan. budget item takes Planned Parenthood funds."
CATHOLIC CHURCH:
  • AP: "Vatican details US sex abuse defense." Which is basically, "bishops aren't our employees, soooo..."
  • CBC (Canada): "Cardinal's abortion remarks anger politicians: Marc Ouellet calls abortion a 'moral crime' that is not justified even in rape cases."
  • Feministe: "That’s some morality you’ve got there." On how "good Catholic medical care basically involves crossing your fingers and hoping for the best. At least when it comes to women."
  • Change.org: "Women Raped by Catholic Priest Reach Settlement With Church."
  • The Huffington Post: "Janine Denomme, Woman Ordained As Catholic Priest, Denied Catholic Burial By Church."
  • Alter Net: "Why is anyone still Catholic?"

1 comment:

RMJ said...

Thanks for the link :)

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