The Round-Up: Aug. 2, 2011
- The Georgia Straight has a good backgrounder on two-spirit traditions in First Nations communities and a look at the upcoming International Two-Spirit gathering taking place in BC.
- Beyond the Rainbow is a Montreal organization founded by a former refugee that works with gay and lesbian immigrants. It’s profiled in the Montreal Gazette.
- In case you hadn’t heard about it yet, Ms. Magazine has a good recap of the story of a black single-mother high-school student who was elected valedictorian and then told she would have to share the title with a white student with lesser academic achievements.
- More controversy on the Google+ naming policy, as LifeHacker points out the system doesn’t work with Australian Aboriginal names. On a related note, if you’re on Google+ despite all its problems, feel free to me (Jarrah Hodge). If you want an invite, let me know.
- Renee at Womanist Musings asks: was She-Ra feminist?
- Cute photos at Kitch-Slapped of 1920s women on motorcycles.
- Women’s E News asks whether UN agencies are ducking taking a real policy stand on safe abortion.