The Round-Up: June 7, 2011
- Fiona from the F-bomb blog talks about the body image pressure placed on women politicians.
- Towleroad has links and videos of a new web series featuring the stories of LGBT homeless youth.
- Alas, A Blog has info and a video of an interview with Kathryn Edin, who’s spent five years interviewing poor women of all ages and races in Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. Looks like her new book, Promises to Keep, will be a good read.
- Neat post at Racialicious about the not-so-hidden history of women of colour in burlesque.
- Ariana at Vancouver’s The F Word blog has a great post on the assault on women’s centres, groups, and services by the Canadian federal government and provincial governments. The post helps to rally feminists to tell Harper especially that women won’t “go back to the basement”.
- Over at WaPo, Anna Holmes spotlights the role of women in the Freedom Rides of the Civil Rights Movement.
- Queerty reminds us, in case we forgot, “why the Family Research Council is a hate group”.
- Via the Mary Sue, DC has released the new lineup of female characters. The big, controversial news is that Barbara Gordon’s coming back as Batgirl, which has led to some dismay about the erasure of Gordon as Oracle.