Hey Global Feminists!
Here are a list of links about what other global feminists were up to this past week. We also want to know: What have you been reading/writing this week? Don’t forget to spread your own link love in the comments!
Image: “A smiling Kelly Vincent, Dignity for Disability candidate, with a blue flower in her hair and holding a bouquet of pink roses, sits next to former leader of the Australian Democrats Natasha Stott-Despoja.”
South Australia State Parliament gets first[?] disabled politician, although the Parliamentary chamber is still inaccessible to her.
- No man dares sit on this Nigerian throne (Los Angeles Times) “In Kumbwada, a curse has assured that only women will reign, locals say. And so far, the current queen pronounces, it has worked out better this way.”
- Angelique Kidjo: Dancing Her Way To The Front (NPR) “Kidjo is from Benin, but she’s become a musical citizen of the world. Her position as a world-music star gives her an important platform for her activism: She’s been a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF for nearly 10 years, and has her own foundation to support higher education for girls in Africa.”
- Famine Africa stereotype porn shows no letup (Aid Watch) and an older article on Disaster Pornography from Somalia (Center for Media Literacy)
- Crowd Mourns Victims in Kyrgyzstan (New York Times)
- If you want to understand Kyrgyzstan, read this (Salon)
- Transgender India: Banned in Bombay? (Global Post) “Prominent activist Laxmi Tripathi suffers the very discrimination that she fights.”
- Yom Hashoa: Remembering Women in the Holocaust (from the rib?)
- Being a Male Victim of Domestic Violence: Like Having No Genitals? (The Curvature) “The National Centre for Domestic Violence has launched a new campaign focusing on men who are the victims of domestic violence.”
- Courting the U.K. Women’s Vote, Online and Unrelenting (New York Times)
- Remembering Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka, Polish gay rights advocate and feminist (Pink Banana World)
- Ecuador: Dispelling Misconceptions About the Saraguro Indigenous Community (Global Voices Online)
- Spreading Digital Revolution In A Cuban Living Room (NPR)
- Women to get new ID cards for Gulf travel from Saturday (Arab News) “The card, which is optional, has been touted as an additional step toward women’s empowerment in Saudi Arabia.”
- The Rise of Islamo-Erotica (The Daily Beast) “Ignoring the prohibition of nudity, Muslim artists—many of them women—are now defying religious tenets by painting naked models in pinup poses.”
- Under Israel’s Divorce Laws, Men Get The Final Word (NPR – All Things Considered)
- Ladies first: The feminine front line of the Arab art market (The Economist)
- Anorexia, bulimia definitions hinder treatment, study says (CNN) “Some insurance companies will only cover treatment for eating disorders if the patient meets all of the criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a guidebook for diagnosing mental illnesses, doctors say. Patients who don’t match all the symptoms, which include severe weight loss, are labeled “eating disorder not otherwise specified” (EDNOS) and sometimes don’t qualify for the level of care they need.”
- Standard English Privilege and the Literate Argument (Small Strokes)
- Team Practical: Women Proposing To Men (A Practical Wedding) “Proposing to my boyfriend meant changing a deeply ingrained cultural narrative. That was intimidating and scary. There was pushback, both from other people and from my own assumptions. But it also gave me space to think about who we really are, and what getting engaged and married really meant for us.”
- Reproductive Violence in North Carolina (INCITE! Blog)
- New Study Offers Further Evidence of Link between Domestic Violence & Reproductive Coercion/Control (Family Violence Prevention Fund)
- Watch: Census Bureau Video Urging Same-Sex Couples To Be Counted (The New Civil Rights Movement)
- Upcoming Conference: NUESTRAS VOCES / OUR VOICES: Wise Latin@s en la lucha Arte Sana National Conference, November 1-2, 2010, Irving Texas.
- High-risk teens all but ignored in depression advice (WA Today) “Beyondblue has been branded negligent for ignoring gay and lesbian young people in new guidelines to help doctors diagnose and treat depressed teenagers”
- Australian Survey Shows Dangerous Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women (The Curvature)
- Gender Equality Indices: Numbers Don’t Lie, and They Also Don’t Tell the Whole Story (Association for Women’s Rights in Development)
- Maternal deaths ‘fall worldwide’ (BBC News)
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