The Round-Up: Apr. 10, 2012

  • Good news! Miss Universe Canada reversed their decision to ban Jenna Talackova from the competition based on being born male (story via Toronto Sun).
  • And (story via TransGriot) Ontario NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo has reintroduced Toby’s Act in an attempt to add human rights protections for trans people to the province’s Human Rights Code.
  • Risa at Clutch responds to those who attacked NCAA women’s basketball star Brittney Griner by calling her a man.
  • The Mary Sue reports on a new initiative between Etsy and Hacker School to give grants to girls to pursue computer programming.
  • Brittney at The Crunk Feminist Collective reflects on why she supported the Trayvon Martin Hoodie March but not SlutWalk.
  • On a subject we don’t cover much here at GF, Tim at GOOD chronicles the ongoing gender segregation issues at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
  • Russian activists holding signs saying “Gay is Normal” were the first arrested under St. Petersburg’s new law banning “gay propaganda” (via Towleroad).
  • Raganwald shares the story of Gwen Barzey, Canada’s first woman computer programmer.
  • Are you a Harry Potter fan? Check out the new Feminist Harry Potter Tumblr.

-Jarrah

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Jarrah Hodge is the founder and editor of gender-focus.com. She has also written for the Huffington Post, Bitch Magazine Blogs, the Vancouver Observer and About-Face. Jarrah has B.A. in Women’s Studies and Sociology from UBC. She’s a fan of politics, Star Trek, musical theatre, and brunch.

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