The Round-Up: Feb. 4, 2014
- Janet Mock has a series of short YouTube videos out about her upcoming book, Redefining Realness, addressing topics like “passing”, disclosure, sex work, and pop culture. And they are excellent.
- Dylan Farrow has written an open letter in the New York Times in the aftermath of Woody Allen’s Golden Globe Lifetime Achievement Award (TW: child sexual abuse).
- Kari Byron did an interview with Mother Jones about being the only woman MythBuster, women in science, and how pregnancy and motherhood affected her job.
- Looking for a good book for a young feminist? The American Library Association’s Amelia Bloomer Project has released their top 10 list for the past year (via bitchmedia).
- Actress Laverne Cox gave the opening speech at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s “Creating Change” conference, and brought the house down (video, via Towleroad).
- Season 2 of Teal Sherer’s webseries My Gimpy Life is premiering soon (full disclosure: I was backed the crowdfunding campaign because it is awesome). The Mary Sue has a great interview with Sherer and shares the Season 2 trailer.
- The debate on “toxic twitter feminism” continues and I haven’t written about it for two reasons – I haven’t had the energy; and I feel like as a straight, white, able-bodied, cis feminist, I’m not the most important voice. Luckily a lot of others have been writing amazing, thought-provoking pieces about “twitter feminism” and how it relates to race, exclusion, emotions, “call out culture”, and allyship. Here are a few: