Now This News recaps the biggest highlights and setbacks for LGBT rights in the US and worldwide from 2012.
As mentioned earlier, I’m away this week so just have a few short posts & videos going up, but if you’re bored and looking for a longer read, maybe check out one of our top posts from the past year:
- The Ups and Downs of Being a Feminist on Pinterest – Turns out you can carve out feminist spaces on Pinterest. Here are the pros and cons you should know going in.
- Geek Girl Con 2012 on Game of Thrones - I recap a Geek Girl Con panel that addressed the question: “Is Game of Thrones sexist?”
- Halloween 2012: Options Other Than the “Sexy ___” Costume – This year’s Halloween post includes five creative costume ideas to help feminists looking for alternatives to the “Sexy (insert noun here)” costumes in stores.
- Feminism, Beyond and Within: A Review of Brave – Jessica Mason McFadden talks about how the movie Brave depicts mother-daughter relationships.
- Sex-Selective Abortion Isn’t a “Gotcha” for Feminists – Sex-selective abortion is the latest issue anti-choicers are trying to use as a wedge to pass legislation restricting abortion in Canada and the US. This article puts the issue in perspective.
- New Twitter Guide for Feminists – Updated guide to the must-follow accounts and hashtags for feminists on Twitter.
- Feminism F.A.Q.s: What Have Women Been Told They Can’t Do? – I launched my Feminism F.A.Q.s video series this year and this video, on what women have been told they can’t do through history, was far and away the most popular.
- 5 Signs You’re Arguing with an Incognito Anti-Choicer – Josey Ross deconstructs the most popular anti-choice rhetoric.
- Violence Sells? Time to Say “Enough” To Twisted Advertisers – Working with Battered Women’s Support Services (Vancouver) back in April, we shared a week-long series of posts by Joanna Chiu on media representations of violence against women. This post on violence against women in advertising was the most popular.
- Buying Presents for Other People’s Children: Actually Not Super Difficult – Jessica Critcher suggests some more gender-neutral options for people buying toys for others’ children.