Sunday, March 20, 2011

Suggested Sunday reading (3/20/11)

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Today is the first International Anti-Street Harassment Day. Check out Stop Street Harassment's YouTube channel for some great videos on the topic, as well as Gender Across Borders' blog post, "Sport on the Street: How Harassment Pervades [International Anti-Street Harassment Day]" If you're not familiar with the website Hollaback, today would be a great day to check it out.

In other news:
  • Huffington Post: "A Forced March for American Women: Back to the 19th Century." This is a column by U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who makes these excellent points:
And all these unwanted medical procedures are being thrust upon women by those who moan the loudest that we must get health care costs under control.

And all this legislative time and energy is being spent on divisive social issues that will not help create a single job, do anything to expand the economy, control health care costs or improve our lives.
  • If you'd like to, I would urge you to sign this petition on her website.
  • The Guardian: "100 years of scientific breakthroughs - by women."
  • The Austin Chronicle: "Probe-Before-Abortion Bill Moves Forward." Featuring this (sadly) accurate sub-headline: "Republicans and their probes: Coming to a vagina near you."
  • Associated Press: "Utah lawmakers push for stricter abortion laws."
  • The Frisky: "How USC Frat Boys Are Silently Judging You (And Plotting To Rape You)." Uh, so, trigger warning for this one.
  • "Women's History Month." The site has a number of good features about women in history.

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