Sunday, October 24, 2010

Suggested Sunday reading (10/24/10)

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I'm running late, so I'm going to get right to it today:

  • Ms. blog: "Cheerleader Required to Cheer for Man Who Assaulted Her."
  • "11 College Women Hospitalized After Slipped Date Rape Drug at Party." This is at Central Washington University.
  • AlterNet: "Shocking: College Rapists Almost Always Get Off the Hook."
  • Colorado Independent: "Rape victims deem Buck’s support of abortion ban 'appalling.'"’
  • Questioning Transphobia: "Theory is Yours: A Brief Archaeology of Trans Feminist Awesome."
  • Bird of Paradox: "National Transgender Discrimination Survey results."
  • Kasama: "Race and wealth: the widening gap."
  • Feministing: "Black Marriage Negotiations Video Perpetuates Stereotypes and Ignores Context."
  • A Certain Beauty: "'Sesame Street' encourages little black girls to love their natural hair." (Video below.) Also check out "Black hair disrupts whiteness this week" on The Loop 21.

  • TBD (Amanda Hess): "GW offers female-only swim for Muslim students." GW = George Washington University. This is a great idea, by the way.
  • Towelroad: "Cub Scouts: Gay Dad Can be 'Popcorn Fundraiser' But Not Leader."
  • CNN: "Lesbian couple ejected from mall meet with property managers."
  • Associated Press: "'Hang them': Uganda paper publishes photos of gays."
  • AFP: "Feminism, war and silence fuel domestic abuse in Finland."
  • wild child, full of grace: "Today in Rape Culture: '14-Year-Old Girl Raped in Bathroom After Being Used as Bait.'" There is a related petition about this on
  • Women's Views on News: "Rape 'impossible' in marriage, says Muslim cleric." This is Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain.
  • Associated Press: "Study: Women give more to charity than men."
  • Colorlines: "CDC Study Shows Teen Pregnancy About Education, Not Race."
  • Washington Post: "Chinese woman forced to abort 8-month-old fetus."
  • Feministing: "Oct 18-22 Is Intl Access to Safe Abortion Week."
  • Shakesville: "WHAT. THE. EVERLOVING. FUCK." This post is in response to the article ""Eight Straight Suicides," written by a "conservative."
  • CNN: "20-year-old woman becomes top cop in violent Mexican municipality."
  • Gawker: "The Rape Accusation Against Meg Whitman's Son That Got Hushed Up."
  • RH Reality Check: "Yale Fraternity's Chant Reveals Depth of Our Culture's Misogyny."
  • "UAE Gives Men the Okay to Beat their Wives and Children."
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