The Round-Up: Jan. 22, 2013
- Kalisha Buckhanon at Clutch shares her experiences with the difficulties of being a black woman and “dating while smart”.
- Does anyone think that street harassment is caused by a modern lack of morals? Alas, a Blog talks about a 1906 case that shows things weren’t much better then.
- From Everyday Feminism, some useful tips for using feminist thinking to improve your self-esteem.
- Michael at Mother Jones profiles 15-year-old Claudette Colvin, who protested racist Alabama bus policies before Rosa Parks but was deemed too controversial to lead the Montgomery bus boycott.
- Is domestic work anything like it’s portrayed on TV shows like Girls or The Nanny? Grace Bello at Bitch Magazine challenges the unrealistic pop culture images.
- On a similar topic, The Tyee ran an excellent series recently on domestic workers’ issues and here’s one of the posts, an interview with Filipina-Canadian writer and foreign nanny Crisanta Sampang.
- A new study by the Sundance Film Institute and discussed at The Mary Sue finds women directors have more trouble making it in Hollywood than in indie filmmaking.
- World and Olympic road cycling champion Nicole Cooke is retiring and trying to raise awareness of the sexism she’s seen in the sport (via The Guardian).