The Round-Up: May 29, 2012
- Congratulations Ontario for passing a bill that mandates all schools must allow schools to call anti-homophobia clubs Gay-Straight Alliances (via CBC).
- Last week CBC’s The Current had an episode on sexual harassment within the RCMP. You can listen to the program here.
- Manitoba is finally joining other provinces such as Quebec in expanding its Human Rights Code to cover trans people (via Transgriot).
- Lynn at Feminism 2pt0 shares her experience dating a “charming, popular sexual predator” and warns all women to trust their guts when it comes to dating and sex.
- Renee has started a list of everyday irritations people with disabilities face, including common-sense suggestions for the able-bodied in day-to-day interactions (if you check this out, make sure to read the other suggestions in the comments).
- Always good to see Canadian politics mentioned on the US feminist blogs. Last week, Aphra took on the Harper Conservatives’ changes to Employment Insurance at Shakesville.
- Helen at The F Word (UK) dissects the idea behind restricting people who are not “women born women” from “women’s spaces”, arguing it’s exclusionary and doesn’t make biological or sociological sense.
- Sociological Images illustrates the gender pay gap in real cost terms.
- The Guardian reports Orange is withdrawing its sponsorship of the prize for women’s fiction that has borne its name for 17 years.