Round-Up: Nov. 12, 2015
- Rebecca Rose at Halifax Media Co-Op isn’t impressed with Justin Trudeau’s “Because it’s 2015” line on appointing 50% women to his cabinet. Read about why here.
- At Rabble, Dr. Pamela D. Palmater explains why Trudeau made the right choice not naming a First Nations person as Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.
- More than 100 women are on a hunger strike at a Texas immigration detention centre they say refuses to respect their rights, reports Colorlines.
- Trans people are finding themselves erased in census results. At Shameless, Danika McClure explores how various countries manage gender identification on the census, and suggests what needs to change.
- Meet 81-year-old Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language, who is creating the first Wukchumni dictionary to help the language live on (Feministing).
- Lisa Wade at Sociological Images looks at the current resistance to allowing trans people to choose public restrooms based on their gender identity, and how it relates to the history of race-segregated restrooms – hint: both are justified by arguing (white) women need protection.
- Over at my other blog, Trekkie Feminist, I review The Star Trek Universe, a new collection of essays on the Star Trek fandom.
- The new movie 10 Days in a Madhouse brings the story of Nellie Bly to the big screen (Ms.).
- The Mary Sue lists 10 movies directed by women available on Netflix that are worth a watch (sadly they might not all be available on Canadian Netflix).