The Round-Up: June 28, 2011
- Monica at TransGriot points out that, while marriage equality passed in New York on Friday, GENDA, a trans civil rights bill, died for the 4th time in the New York Senate.
- Via Human Rights Watch, Marianne Mollmannwrites on why women in politics matter, looking particularly at the case of Lebanon.
- DC Women Kicking Ass looks at the LGBT women of the DC Comics universe.
- A sketchy new advertising campaign for the Washington, DC National Museum of Crime and Punishment features black men in orange prison jumpsuits (via DCentric).
- Very useful guide from Womanist Musings – 10 Things Not to Say to a Trans Person.
- The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission will be investigating the province’s abortion policy, which only publicly funds abortions in hospitals, and which requires all abortions to be signed off on by two doctors (via CBC).
- GOOD reports that, even for controlling for multiple factors like prior convictions and crime severity, dark-skinned women are getting harsher sentences than light-skinned ones in the States.
- The Vancouver Media Co-Op has a great page documenting the stories of women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in their own words.