The Round-Up: Oct. 2, 2012
- Jody Dallaire reports on “Feministe101” workshops being offered in New Brunswick to help young women “clarify, demystify, and reclaim the word feminism”.
- Facebook is refusing to remove the “12-Year-Old Slut Meme” page, started by two 19-year-old guys, which mocks pictures of girls in sexualized poses. Buzzfeed shift lays out the information and includes a link to the Change.org petition you can sign to send a message to Facebook.
- Alice at Geekquality is pretty happy with the pilot of Elementary.
- Awesomely, Sociological Images has discovered some Oktoberfest slideshows that don’t objectify women!
- Tami at Clutch outlines the lessons American women can learn from the political struggles of Ghanian feminists.
- Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic piece “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” sparked a ton of controversy in the blogosphere this year. Lori at Feministing went to a talk Slaughter gave last week and reports on what Slaughter’s now saying about how the piece was interpreted.
- The Crunk Feminist Collective ponders Lady Gaga’s “Real Body Revolution” initiative and poses some larger questions we need to consider about what it means to be “beautiful”, “ugly”, or even just “fully human”.
- LGBT activists in Toronto are debating whether the solution to homophobic bullying would be the creation of a separate charter school for LGBT kids (via Queerty).
- Fern at Dammit Janet gives her take on the latest “Shrieeeek!”: the move to have the House of Commons condemn sex-selective abortion.