On Our Radar
Time for a link exchange! Here's a glimpse into what we've been reading:
- Hopping mad about the misleadingly-named Independent Women's Forum's misinformation about the pay gap? Feministing tells it like it is.
- Also at Feministing, check out this report from the 2011 Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference with video and quotes from the Transfeminisms panel.
- Bitch contributor Chally Kacelnik finishes her series in response to the question "Where are you from?" on Feministe.
- Shark-Fu at AngryBlackBitch powerfully responds to the streak of racist billboards attacking black women. (via Bitch Flicks)
- AfterEllen's Dorothy Snarker cheers on Sundance's acquisition of feminist favorite My So-Called Life!
- Bitch contributor Emily Manuel opines on what the term "pro-life" should actually mean at Tiger Beatdown.
- Speaking of Tiger Beatdown, their founder Sady Doyle (who is also a Bitch contributor) writes about convicted assaultant Jeffrey Gray, who was elected to office despite his crimes against women. (Trigger warning for domestic abuse and rape.)
- The Huffington Post reports on the discovery that middle and high schools in New Jersey were filtering QUILTBAG-related content from school computers. The filter is being removed thanks to the ACLU.
- Amanda Marcotte has a new recording up at RH Reality Check about the Slutwalk, the claim that "uterus" is a dirty word and more!
- Jill does a hilarious takedown of Dove soap's advertising on I Blame the Patriarchy.
- Ms.' blog interviews the women behind the feminist play The Panza [Spanish for "belly"] Monologues!
- In the WTF category, Queerty shares the U.K.'s new, but still bizarre and revealing, rules about gay men giving blood.
- ColorLines addresses the Grammy Awards' recent decision to cut some of their awards categories and how this may affect artists of color.
- The annual Austin queer music day party GayBiGayGay is releasing a book! That comes with a free CD of bands that play! Check it out or pre-order your copy today!
- Also check out the environmental documentary Vanishing of the Bees, likely headed to a theatre or classroom near you!
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