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!
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd R) says goodbye to a group of Chinese women activists after discussing progress and ongoing challenges in Beijing on May 26, 2010. From Today in Trailblazing and Misogyny: Photos of the Day (Shakesville)
- Moroccan female soccer players fight uphill battle for resources (Women Talk Sports)
- Liberia: Remarks By President Obama And President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Of Liberia Before Bilateral Meeting (AllAfrica News)
- HELP WOMEN FROM POOR COMMUNITIES TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS ABROAD (World Pulse)
- Unlocking Access to the Boardrooms (New York Times) “For businesswomen gathered at the 20th Global Summit of Women here last week, the title of a talk on the final day of the three-day event, “Working Effectively With Men,” was irresistible.”
- North Korean art causes stir in Vienna (BBC News)
- A different sort of female genital mutilation (Global Comment) “From 1944 to 1983, 1,500 women underwent this unnecessary and traumatic surgical procedure leaving many in pain for the rest of their lives because of the religious beliefs of a few men. Many survivors have spoken of feeling the saw cut through the public bone and seeing horrific injuries on their newborns.”
- Marie Stopes launches first UK TV ads for abortion services (The Guardian)
- Brazilian Law Seeks to Establish “Extensive Rights” For Fertilized Eggs, Including “Child Support” (RH Reality Check)
- Argentina’s Bicentennial (The Big Picture) “This week, millions of Argentinians, their neighbors and foreign dignitaries gathered in Buenos Aires to celebrate their bicentennial with lavish parades festivals and performances. Collected here are recent scenes from Argentina as its citizens commemorate 200 years of eventful history.”
- Cancel Racist Characters on Peruvian Television (myMadra) – Take action here.
- Iskandar’s Republic of Concubines (Muslimah Media Watch) “A street protest organized by different Lebanese feminist groups took place in Beirut’s Hamra district earlier this month, where both men and women held banners saying, “My degree is not for the kitchen” and “I want a woman, not a commodity!””
- Action Alert: Demand Asylum for Kiana Firouz (Racialicious) “Kiana Firouz is an LGBT activist and film director from Iran currently seeking asylum in the UK. In late 2009 the trailer for her film Cul de Saccreated controversy.”
- “Sex and the City 2’s” stunning Muslim clichés (GoatMilk) “t’s hard to overstate the offensiveness of the fabulous four’s exquisitely tone-deaf trip to Abu Dhabi”
- Must sexism and anti-Semitism be “either – or?” (Jewesses with Attitude)
- Chevron Disrespects Indigenous Leaders Exposing True Cost of Chevron (Censored News)
- Identidad de estudiante de EEUU que preguntó a Michelle Obama por documentos para su madre ha sido torpemente revelada por medios peruanos (Peruanista)
- In Defense of Resistance and Identity (or, Why Queer Labor is Important) (Rebel grrrl academy)
- Jonathan M. Metzl: In Medical Records, a Story of the Racialization of Schizophrenia (Guernica)
- Debate Heats Up on Equal Representation for Women (IPS)
- You Can’t Bully Me Out of My Skinny Jeans (Definatalie) “Let me promise you, and me, one thing. I will NEVER stop being visible, online and offline because not only do I have a right to visibility, but when I make myself and my fatness visible I make this personal.”
- Banning mentally ill passengers from flying ‘illegal, unworkable’ (news.com.au)
- Women UN peacekeepers – more needed (Reuters AlertNet) “A five-year campaign to boost the number of UN female peacekeepers is progressing steadily in police units, but “seems to be stuck” at a miniscule percentage in military contingents”
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