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!
- “Corrective Rape” in South Africa (Amplify Your Voice) From ESPN, a disturbing story about so-called “corrective rape” of female athletes. Trigger Warning
- The International Fight for Gay Rights (The Root)
- One in Nine Campaign marches in support of Khwezi (Mail & Guardian) “The campaign, established in 2006 at the start of the Zuma rape trial, organised a picket outside the high court on Tuesday as a sign of solidarity with Khwezi, and other women who have reported rape.”
- Mothers in Congo get help in raising children of rape (Christian Science Monitor)
- ANGOLA: Putting a dent in the maternal death rate (IRIN)
- UNGEI returns to Dakar for milestone meeting on girls’ education (The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative)
- In Bangladesh, six street harassers go to jail (Stop Street Harassment)
- Greetings From Asia. (Questioning Transphobia) “There is always a connection between the trans community around the globe. We face the same prejudice, the same bias, the same discrimination, the same hatred, and at times the same violence. People cannot seem to accept gender variance, and although the limitations on understanding of the gender binary may differ from country to country, most still choose to base gender on just a small part of the human body”
- Women Activists on the Forefront of Human Rights Movement (IPS)
- Ignoring Female Born Sexual Minorities (World Pulse)
- Treating Rape Survivors in Post-Earthquake Haiti (Ms. Magazine)
- Gender Equity Progress Blocked by Hard-Core “Machismo” (IPS) “More than 60 percent of Chileans surveyed by the United Nations Development Programme are opposed to full equality between women and men, according to a new national report released by the agency on Friday.”
- The “Tyranny of Sex” in the Saudi Novel (Arabic Literature)
- Lebanon’s women warriors (Al Jazeera English) “In Women Warriors, Lebanese Muslim and Christian women reflect on the days when they were fighters and talk about how it has impacted their lives.”
- Supremely Girly Girl (New York Times) Maureen Dowd’s hilarious take on the rumors swirling around Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s sexuality.
- I am the mother of a gay son and I’ve taken enough from you good people (For the Valley News)
- Childhood, Disability, and Public Space (Student Activism)
- Carnival Against Sexual Violence 94 (abyss2hope)
- “We are all bad feminists, really” (Musings of an Inappropriate Woman)
- Kelly Vincent MLC Maiden Speech (Dignity for Disability) “Perhaps what I have just said will give you a little insight into why I am set back a little when people try to suggest that Dignity for Disability is a ‘single issue’ party– because disability knows no boundaries. It crosses transport, education, social inclusion, access, and discrimination, for a start.”
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