Sunday, November 28, 2010

Suggested Sunday reading (11/28/10)

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Going to start off this roundup with a video. It's a short one, that conveys good and important and extremely sad information about body image and the diet industry. I particularly liked that the video includes information about male models and G.I. Joe. Check it out:


Body Image PSA from Vianca Lugo on Vimeo.


In other news:
  • Gathering Forces: "Reflections on Thanksgiving by a Native Revolutionary."
  • CBS: "Tables Turned On Alleged NYC Subway Flasher; Woman Decides She's Fed Up And Not Going To Take It Anymore." I really admire what this woman did, it takes a lot of courage to stand up for yourself like this (video at the link). Also, check out Salon's related article, "A virtual hideout for subway flashers."
  • Salon: Can anorexia lead to unplanned pregnancy?
  • The New Civil Rights Movement: "UN General Assembly Votes To Allow Gays To Be Executed Without Cause."
  • Huffington Post: "Notre Dame Sex Attack: Football Player Accused Of Leading Lizzy Seeberg To Suicide."
  • Constitutional Law Prof Blog: "Judge Kimba Wood on gender equality." This is so awesome.
  • The Vancouver Sun: "Ad campaign targets men who prey on drunken women." From what I've seen of this campaign, I love it.
  • Time magazine: "Move Over, Milk Banks: Facebook and Milk Sharing."
  • CBS: "In Novartis Sex Discrimination Case, Lawyers Get $40M But Women Get Just $16K."
  • Big Think: "TSA Sexism: Pilots' Junk Off-Limits; Flight Attendants' Fair Game."
  • National Center for Transgender Equality: "Transgender Travelers and New TSA Policies."
  • Yolanda Pierce: "When It Happened to Me." This is also about the TSA, and about race, and it is a really good piece of commentary.
  • DNAinfo: "Greenwich Village High School Launches Blog on Feminism." How cool is this??
  • New Latina: "The Challenges of Today’s Latinas."
  • CNN: "Woman fighting sex slavery named CNN Hero of the Year."
  • The Telegraph: "The women sold into sex-slavery." Recommend reading this, if you can.
  • Ms. blog: "Where in the World Can Women Feel Safe?"
  • Time magazine: "ACLU Cites Walgreens For Refusing Emergency Contraception to Men." Good-to-know information: Anyone who is age 17 or older (with ID) can purchase emergency contraception, regardless of gender.
  • Women's Views on News: "Only 10-20% of newspaper opinion pieces written by women."
  • Women's Views on News: "The forgotten 98% – femicide in Guatemala."
  • New York Times: "For China’s Women, More Opportunities, More Pitfalls."
  • The Guardian: "Indian village bans unmarried women from using mobiles."
  • Pink News: "US judge says lesbians can be 'cured' by male soldiers."
  • AlterNet: "Sarah Palin's Brand of 'Feminism' More Popular With Men Than Women." Shocking!! And FYI, she is not a feminist, nor does she have a "brand" of feminism.
  • Change.org: "College Student Assaulted for Using the “Wrong” Bathroom."
  • The Guardian: "I accused my husband of rape. I was locked up – and he was set free."
  • This Ain't Livin': "Rights For States, Not For Women?" I have never understand this, ever.
  • Mediaite: "ESPN Magazine Poses Lindsey Vonn As Sharon Stone In Basic Instinct (Yes, THAT Scene)."
  • The Telegraph: "American Vogue courts controversy with Asian model fashion shoot."

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