The Round-Up: Dec. 18, 2012

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This is the last round-up post of 2012! I’ll be away in Cuba next week and while there will be posts going up, I won’t be posting a round-up. I hope all of you have a fantastic, warm, peaceful, and relatively relaxing holiday season and a very happy new year!

-Jarrah

  • Last week’s horrific and heartbreaking shooting in Newtown, Connecticut had a lot of people thinking and writing about their reactions. A few that I recommend reading are by Renee at Womanist Musings, Adrienne at Native Appropriations, and Soraya at Fem2pt0.
  • Queerty shares some photos from a project by Tatjana Plitt aimed at telling the stories of American gay and lesbian servicemembers and their families.
  • Looking for a last-minute present for a girl in your life? Ms. Magazine has some non-gendered gift suggestions.
  • Finaira at Gaming  as Women writes about how it’s everyone’s responsibility to end marginalization at the gaming table.
  • Towleroad has collected the 50 Most Powerful Coming Outs of 2012, from Andrew Ahn to Wisconsin State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa.
  • Have you been following the outcry about the Good Men Project’s choice to publish an article by a rapist who talks about why he’s okay to continue raping women while drunk at parties? Whether or not you have, check out Jonathan of No Sleep ‘Til Brooklands’ astute response about why the article is wrong and insulting to men.
  • Yay – another example of a successful online campaign as 13-year-old McKenna Pope convinces Hasbro to produce a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven (via the Chicago Tribune).
  • Researchers at Charles Darwin University are conducting a study about people who use online avatars and why they may or may not choose avatars of another gender. If you’re over 18 and interested in participating in their survey or learning more, visit this site.
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Jarrah Hodge

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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