Sunday, December 19, 2010

Suggested Sunday reading (12/19/10)

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If you're an active member of the feminist communities on Twitter or Tumblr, you've probably come across at least some of the news this week involving feminist blogger Sady Doyle and her campaign, for lack of a better word, against Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann and progressives in general who are supporting Wikileaks founder and alleged rapist Julian Assange. It's not even that they support him, necessarily, but how they are treating and talking about the women who have accused Assange of rape. If you have not heard about any of this, I cannot recommend highly enough that you read what Sady has written on the subject at her blog, Tiger Beatdown. Here are the links, in order, to her posts there:
I'd also recommend: "Who hears you, when you speak about rape?" on Spilt Milk.

In other news:
  • The Scavenger: "Black exotic dancers: undervalued and underpaid."
  • Riverfront Times: "Same-sex couples in St. Louis can get married in Iowa. They just can't ever get divorced."
  • Shakesville: "'My liberation as a man is tied to your liberation as a woman.'"
  • The SAFER Blog: "How Exciting is the Campus SAVE Act? SO VERY EXCITING!"
  • AIDS Map: "Stem cell transplant has cured HIV infection in 'Berlin patient', say doctors."
  • NPR: "Don't Come to Stockholm! Madame Curie's Nobel Scandal."
  • Change.org: "NYPD Fakes Statistics, Downgrades Rape Charges." There is a petition at the link.
  • Change.org: "Silencing Art and HIV/AIDS at the National Portrait Gallery."
  • Hello Ladies: "Women’s Progress in Executive Suite Flat Fifth Year in a Row."
  • Feministing: "New study debunks link between abortion and mental health problems."
  • Son of Baldwin: "Fear of a Black Cunt." Just read this.
  • Shakesville: "UW Halting Efforts to Provide Abortion Clinic Due to 'Safety Concerns.'"
  • Stoney Creek News: "Roxanne’s Law meant to protect women from coerced abortion." This is in Canada.
  • The Oklahoman: "Oklahoma City man admits conning baby sitters by posing as autistic and wearing diapers." Ummm...
  • BBC: "Prosecutor 'care' urged over retracted rape claims." An important follow-up story.
  • Washington Post: "UN votes to name alleged rapists in war."
  • Associated Press: "APNewsBreak: Wichita doctors to offer abortions."
  • Sustainable Mothering: "The TSA Responds To Breast Milk Mom, Stacey Armato."
  • Akimbo: "House of Representatives Blocks Passage of Preventing Child Marriage Bill."
  • Bust magazine: "International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers."
  • Los Angeles Times: "Breast-feeding opportunities will increase under healthcare reform."
  • Medical News Today: "Ariz. Hospital May Lose Catholic Status Over 2009 Abortion Case." I still can't get over this case.
Popular culture:
  • Mediaite: "Tina Fey And '30 Rock" Persistently Touch The Third Rail That Is Blackface."
  • RH Reality Check: "'Abortion Democracy:' Feminist Film-Maker Inspires Us to Speak Out for Women."
  • The Beat: "RIP: Adrienne Roy." She was a popular comic colorist of the 1980s and beyond.

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