Round-Up: Aug. 25, 2015
- At Chortle, Ben Alborough says there’s a difference between being called out for misogynistic jokes and “censorship” in comedy.
- Recent Statistics Canada analysis has found First Nations adults are twice as likely to die of avoidable causes than non-indigenous Canadians.
- The Walrus has published a powerful photo essay on the physical traces of residential schools.
- Towleroad ranks Lily Tomlin’s 10 greatest movie roles, including her latest, in Grandma.
- Hey men, women don’t owe you an explanation for rejection (Huffington Post).
- Kali Nicole Gross writes about Straight Outta Compton and “why we need to keep saying women’s names,” in reference to Dee Barnes, the woman who has spoken up about being assaulted by Dr. Dre and whose story is conspicuously absent from the movie (The Root).
- Katie Barnes at Feministing has another response to the film, saying “Straight Outta Compton is bold, invigorating, and reminded me of all the things I do love about rap music. It also reinforces, affirms, and glorifies the systems in place that dehumanize, commodify, and erase Black women.”
- RH Reality Check reviews feminist Kate Harding’s new book Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It.
- Read “An Open Letter To My Fellow Sexual Violence Survivors” over at GUTS Magazine.