The Round-Up: June 21, 2011
- Monica at TransGriot has the story of Ashley Yang, who was fired by the TSA for being trans.
- A new study in the American Journal of Public Health finds that poverty-related factors lead to about as many deaths in the US each year as heart attacks and stroke (via ScienceDaily).
- Meridith at The Daily Femme questions the usefulness of software that predicts gender based on writing style, now being promoted as a way to safeguard kids online.
- Feminists for Choice interviews the Domestic Program Associate of Catholics for Choice, showing that faith and pro-choice beliefs don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
- A gay couple in New York has been waiting 61 years to marry (via Joe.My.God).
- Not funny. The Maddow Blog reports on a GOP event that featured an Obama impersonator making racist jokes.
- In a disappointing yet sadly predictable ruling yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States dismissed the class-action case filed on behalf of all women employees of Wal-Mart, ruling Wal-Mart is too big to discriminate (via Fair and Feminist).
- More in the department of yuck as Neatorama reports that dating site BeautifulPeople (which is kind of a sketchy concept in the first place) dumps 30,000 members deemed “too ugly”.