The Round-Up: Apr. 10, 2012
- Good news! Miss Universe Canada reversed their decision to ban Jenna Talackova from the competition based on being born male (story via Toronto Sun).
- And (story via TransGriot) Ontario NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo has reintroduced Toby’s Act in an attempt to add human rights protections for trans people to the province’s Human Rights Code.
- Risa at Clutch responds to those who attacked NCAA women’s basketball star Brittney Griner by calling her a man.
- The Mary Sue reports on a new initiative between Etsy and Hacker School to give grants to girls to pursue computer programming.
- Brittney at The Crunk Feminist Collective reflects on why she supported the Trayvon Martin Hoodie March but not SlutWalk.
- On a subject we don’t cover much here at GF, Tim at GOOD chronicles the ongoing gender segregation issues at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
- Russian activists holding signs saying “Gay is Normal” were the first arrested under St. Petersburg’s new law banning “gay propaganda” (via Towleroad).
- Raganwald shares the story of Gwen Barzey, Canada’s first woman computer programmer.
- Are you a Harry Potter fan? Check out the new Feminist Harry Potter Tumblr.