The Round-Up: Feb. 26, 2013

  • roundupOf course, a lot of feminists were upset about Oscar host Seth MacFarlane’s sexist jokes. One of the best responses I read was from Margaret Lyons at Vulture on “Why Seth MacFarlane’s Misogyny Matters”.
  • And the F Word Blog reminds us that a bunch of the “boobs” mentioned in MacFarlane’s opening number were shown during a scene where they were being raped.
  • If you want a quick action to take, sign on to Bitch’s letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences asking them to diversify the Academy and the awards ceremony.
  • At The Nation, Bryce Covert looks at how, over time, employers have used the entry of women into the workforce to lower the bar and require new skills for everyone.
  • How far would you go to “perfect” your body? Diana at Fem2pt0 looks at how women suffer most when the FDA lowers its standards under pressure to get products (like “gummy bear” breast implants) approved and available to the public.
  • Law and Order: SVU is really disappointing me this season. First they had convicted rapist Mike Tyson guest star as a rape victim, and now, B.Scott reports that they’ll soon be airing a story based off Chris Brown’s domestic abuse of Rihanna (h/t Feministing).
  • I’ve written before about the ridiculous debate whether girl should be able to wear yoga pants and leggings to school. So I loved this response from Amelia at The Frisky taking down a ridiculous Good Men Project article that argued women who wear yoga pants outside the gym must be trying to turn men on.
  • A fascinating article at Ms. Magazine looks at a time in the 1960s when groups at some Catholic universities mobilized in support of birth control.
  • Grace Gipson is a Georgia State grad student doing research on black women comic book superheroines. Read more about her research in this interview at the Huffington Post.
  • Via Colorlines, a student at USC spoke up against a planned racist “Phi-esta” frat party and got an apology and expulsion of the organizers from the fraternity.
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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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