The Round-Up: Feb. 19, 2013

  • ru3Renee at Womanist Musings uses pictures from Sports Illustrated to show white women’s privilege even while they’re serving as objects for the male gaze.
  • At Feministing, Chloe Angyal takes down the sexist, glamorizing coverage of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
  • At Bitch, Grace Bello looks at how immigrant parents and their Americanized children are portrayed in mainstream TV.
  • My kind of academic study looks at how gendered voice cues affected in-game harassment in Halo 3 (via the Mary Sue).
  • Last week Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising campaign held events across the globe, but not without controversy. In this Huffington Post article, Natalie Gyte of the Women’s Resource Centre outlines her issues with the campaign. On the other side, Zerlina at Feministing was cautiously optimistic about the campaign’s potential.
  • Tomi Gbeleyi at the New Brunswick Media Co-Op talks about Karen Cho’s new film Status Quo?: The Unfinished Business of Feminism and its discussion of barriers to abortion access in NB.
  • A new systematic search of government and other records shows at least 3,000 children died in Canada’s residential schools (via the CBC).
  • Thanks to Feminist Philosophers for summarizing a recent interesting UK study linking men’s preference for women with bigger breasts to sexist behaviours and attitudes.
  • Finally, feminist UBC sociologists are looking for study participants: heterosexually-active, South Asian women living in the Vancouver area, age 19-25. You can find more information on the study and how to sign up here.
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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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