- Steph Guthrie is leading a conversation on “revenge porn” (sharing nude or explicit pictures of someone without their consent) and how to “wipe it off the face of this green earth”. Check out the ideas that have been generated to influence legislation, curriculum development, and public opinion on this issue.
- The Mary Sue shares the American Library Association’s most recent list of the top banned and challenged books from the past year.
- Does Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” register with women of colour? Tami Winfrey Harris explores this question in her article at In These Times.
- Super congrats to Laura Bates on one year since founding the Everyday Sexism Project. Here, at The Guardian, she reflects on the feedback she’s had and the stories she’s helped share in the first year.
- Time has released their 2013 list of the most influential people in the world. Women and Hollywood has made it easy for you to find the profiles of all the amazing women on the list.
- Lady T at Bitch Flicks asks whether there’s too much gratuitous nudity in Game of Thrones and whether that’s at all balanced by the complex female characters.
- Jen Kirkman reminds people why it’s actually kind of condescending to tell a childless woman that she’d be a great mom (The Atlantic).
- The rape of a 5-year-old girl in India has led to more protesting on the streets (Jezebel).
On another note I wanted to remind readers I’m always interested in helping to use this blog to promote and publicize feminist and related community campaigns or events, especially those happening in Canada. Some examples of community stuff we’ve covered in the past are: the campaign for Equal Pay Day in Ontario, a project to empower Filipina girls in B.C., IWD in Ottawa, and the campaign to keep the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women.
But I’m located in Vancouver and we don’t have contributors in quite every province, so sometimes I miss out on inspiring feminist happenings unless someone brings them to my attention. Comment on a post or email me if you have something coming up and you’d like help spreading the word.