The Round-Up: Nov. 13, 2012

  • Slate’s Amanda Hess asks a bunch of friends, colleagues, and experts if and how they would “fix” the institution of marriage.
  • Sonia Sotomayor appeared on Sesame Street to talk to girls about the importance of careers. Renee at Womanist Musings shares the video and transcript as well as her thoughts on the meaning of the message for marginalized girls.
  • The Art Gallery of Ontario is doing a gimmicky promotion featuring Frieda Kahlo’s unibrow. Shameless shares an open letter from Sarah Mortimer on why it disrespects Kahlo’s politics.
  • According to Slap Upside the Head, Ontario’s right-wing Family Coalition Party is distributing ridiculous flyers against MPP Cheri DiNovo’s Bill 33, which updated the province’s Human Rights Code to include trans Canadians.
  • A “Make Me an Asian” Android app (seriously) is rightly criticized by the blog Angry Asian Man.
  • Pressure from GLAAD has forced local Fox anchor Tricia Macke to apologize for calling Rachel Maddow an “angry young man” (via Queerty).
  • Native Appropriations’ Adrienne K. is adding Victoria’s Secret to the list of companies she doesn’t support anymore because of their egregious Native American cultural appropriation. 
  • Bizarrely, Makers.com has listed Phyllis Schlafly as a “groundbreaker for women’s rights”. The fbomb has the info, including how you can register your objection.
  • A former NHS trust executive has told the BBC institutional racism is an issue in the NHS.
 
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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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