Links

by Angela

On Giantmice, Brooke Thompson writes about her experience being fat-bashed for 20-30 minutes while playing Civworld.

Sociological images had a number of great posts this week. There’s one here about the difference between the roles of white people and non-white people in movies. The other post is about sexiness and the gender binary.

The Women’s Media Center has a post on the cancellation of the TV show The Playboy Club, the ridiculous attempt in the last episode to cast Gloria Steinem as an evil reporter willing to make up a story because she couldn’t find one, as well as a link to a copy of Gloria Steinem’s original expose of The Playboy Club.

The Link has a great article on the relationship between violence against Aboriginal women and colonial violence.

Of course, the week cannot go by without mention of the three amazing women who won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work protecting women and fighting for women’s rights: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman. You can watch an interview with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that was recorded last year here.

In On The Issues Magazine, Ileana Jimenez, a feminist high school teacher writes about bringing feminist theory into the classroom.

Anytime Yoga is running a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Blog Carnival. Their aim is to dispel myths about domestic violence and they are hoping that people will share their stories. Check out the details here.

That’s it for the week. Feel free to post links to other articles of interest in the comments.

 

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