The Round-Up: Sep. 25, 2012
- Tami at Clutch writes about why it’s okay for Michelle Obama not to distance herself from her role as a mother.
- Both Renee at Womanist Musings and Melissa Silverstein at Women and Hollywood noticed exclusion at the Emmy’s – Renee commenting on the exclusion of people of colour and Melissa on the exclusion of women in everything other than acting categories
- In The End of Men, Hanna Rosin claims that the rate of sexual assault against women in the US has drastically declined. Philip at Sociological Images looks at the stats and shows why the “end of rape” claim is pretty ridiculous.
- Melissa at Shakesville tackles another myth in her Fatsronauts 101 series. This time: “Fat people don’t like/want to see media representations of themselves”.
- Sadly, the CBC reports Australia’s Parliament voted down same-sex marriage last week as Labour PM Julia Gillard allowed her MPs to have a “conscience vote”.
- A bunch of LGBT Canadians got an email from Jason Kenney’s office bragging about the government’s protection of “LGBT Refugees from Iran”, and according to the Ottawa Citizen, they’re wondering how Mr. Kenney got their information.
- And the Calgary Herald reports that Kenney will be voting in favour of Woodworth’s anti-choice Motion-312.
- On the US political front, Melissa Harris-Perry is pointing out that new voter ID laws may disenfranchise up to 32 million American women are required to bring two types of ID to the polls (compared to one for men) and who don’t have ID reflecting their married names (via Addicting Info).
- Via The Root, Lingerie Addict blogger Cora Harrington says we need much more diverse lingerie models.