The Round-Up: Oct. 16, 2012
- I published an article in the Huffington Post this past weekend on how systemic sexism was a key component in the death of Amanda Todd. My article was partly inspired by a great piece written by my fellow City of Vancouver Women’s Advisory Committee member Krissy Darch at the Vancouver Observer, so you should definitely check that out.
- Heather Mallick rocks it in the Toronto Star, poking holes in the Conservative MPs’ claims that they’re trying to restrict abortion rights “for the girls”.
- Clara Vaz at Fem2pt0 looks at lessons Canadian feminists can take from the US Presidential debate, arguing we should be less afraid of re-opening the abortion debate.
- 3 Ontario Conservative MPPs sponsored an anti-abortion media event by Campaign Life, leading to questions about where the Tories and the Liberals stand on protecting abortion rights and public funding of abortion as a medical procedure, the CBC reports.
- Rick at Geekquality considers the white worlds of Tim Burton’s movies and how Burton depicts racial outsiders when he does at all.
- Jenna Talackova is taking on the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD) manual, lobbying to have Gender Identity Disorder removed from the list of mental disorders (via TransGriot).
- Patrick McNeil is doing his thesis on street harassment of gay and bisexual men and he shares some of his initial insights with Feministe.
- Ontario has become the first province in Canada to let trans people change the sex on their birth certificate without undergoing sex reassignment surgery (via Queerty).
- For anyone who thinks science is all about working in labs all day, The Jane Dough profiles 10 women with awesome jobs you’ve never heard of in the sciences.