The Round-Up: April 16, 2013
- The new #femfuture report on the state of online feminist activism and its needs going forward has been the subject of intense debate and discussion on Twitter and blogs. Bitch asked feminist writers not involved in the project to share their two cents.
- Caperton at Feministe has also collected some valid critiques of the #femfuture report.
- More reflections on the passing of Margaret Thatcher: Towleroad shares a clip that’s surfaced of an anti-gay speech Thatcher delivered in 1987, and Holly Combe at The F Word takes issue with some implying Thatcher’s success furthered women’s equality.
- Sociological Images has some new data that show the number of dads providing primary care for kids is virtually unchanged from 25 years ago.
- Can corporations patent genes? Believe it or not, the US Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments on that issue as a challenge is brought against a company that has patented two “breast cancer genes” (Ms. Magazine).
- Joe.My.God is reporting that the Canadian Human Rights Commission isn’t allowing former sportscaster Damian Goddard’s case against Rogers to proceed. Goddard claims he was fired for sending a tweet against same-sex marriage.
- I haven’t quite found time to read Susan Faludi’s tribute to Shulamith Firestone in the New Yorker, but I understand it is an inspiring and moving must-read, so I’ll give you all a head start.