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Ever wonder what I read in my spare time? Check out my weekly feminist reader to catch-up on the best and most interesting articles I’ve come across during the week. Have anything to add or comments on what you see here? Feel free to let me know!

Ever wonder what media I consume in my spare time? Check out my weekly feminist reader to catch-up on the best and most interesting articles I’ve come across during the week. Have anything to add or comments on what you see here? Feel free to let me know!

  1. Race and the Fair Labor Standards Act: 75 Years Later, Vestiges of Racism Persist” by Sheila Bapat for RH Reality Check
  2. The brilliant Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent on the SCOTUS decision on the Voting Rights Act (Starts on pg. 32)
  3. Report finds female inmates were sterilized in California prisons without state approval" by Katie Mcdonough for Salon
  4. Abortion Providers Sue As Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill" by Dana Farrington for NPF
  5. Trayvon Martin and Black Manhood On Trial" by Mychal Denzel Smith for The Nation
  6. The N-word on the 4th of July" by Brittaney Cooper for Salon
  7. Peter Attia’s TedTalk: “What if we’re wrong about diabetes?”- This was a really excellent TedTalk on if “we” are wrong about diabetes being caused by obesity.  It also touches upon fat shaming in medicine, so give it a watch!

 

Ever wonder what I read in my spare time? Check out my (hopefully) weekly feminist reader to catch-up on the best and most interesting articles I’ve come across during the week. Have anything to add or comments on what you see here? Feel free to let me know!

  1. In the Ivory Tower, Men Onlyby Mary Ann Mason for Slate
  2. Get Real! Accessing Abortion When You Need Funding and a Judicial Bypass" by Heather Corinna for RH Reality Check
  3. How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?” by Jean Twinge for The Atlantic
  4. Watching “The Feminist Makeup Tutorial (Parody)" bytadelesmith

thecsph:

fuckyeahfeminists:

Another reason why we need to be thoughtfully critical of the media we consume. Gawker isn’t exactly known for its accurate, fact-based headlines. They wrote something and the media rang with it! It’s still upsetting that he was acquitted, but at least let’s not misread the situation for what it really is.

I personally (CSPH mod, Lui) apologize for reblogging this to our followers, as it was terribly misleading and I kept finding links back to the Gawker article, when I should’ve looked further.

As FYfeminists says, this is a reminder (to me and to all) to be critical in what we read and share, especially when it comes to controversial topics such as sexuality, sex work, etc, as the information can be easily manipulated, morphed and exaggerated to prove or invalidate a point.

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a bill that forces women to wait three days before they can obtain an abortion in the state; under the law,weekends and holidays do not count toward that waiting period.

defendwomensrights:

In honor of the Roe v Wade anniversary, WORD LA is distributing a fact sheet about abortion and Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Check it out and share!

gaywrites:

Remember that time a 13-year-old girl launched a petition to make Easy-Bake Ovens more gender-neutral? 

It worked. 

Hasbro met with McKenna Pope, who collected 40,000 signatures in honor of her 4-year-old brother who loves to cook, but was distraught by the “girly” pink and purple coloration of Easy-Bake Ovens. The toy chain will now introduce different color schemes for the toys, but says the plan has been in the works for a while:

Hasbro invited McKenna and her family to its Pawtucket, R.I., headquarters to meet with its Easy-Bake team, and on Monday, they drove to Rhode Island from New Jersey. During the meeting, Hasbro executives showed off a prototype of their newest Easy-Bake: one that’s black, silver and blue.

Hasbro has been working on the new color scheme and design for about 18 months, and decided to invite McKenna to see it and offer her thoughts, said John Frascotti, Hasbro’s chief marketing officer.

McKenna said the company is doing everything she asked, including putting boys in the ads.

“I think that they really met most or even all of what I wanted them to do, and they really amazed me,” she said, adding that Gavyn thought the new design was “awesome.”

Heartwarming. Congrats to this young woman and her family for fighting an important battle and winning.