Round-Up: May 19, 2015
- Women, Action & The Media (WAM!) has released a new report with recommendations on how to tackle abuse and harassment on Twitter.
- Katherine Swampy, an Aboriginal woman, says she was truly shocked by the racism she received as a candidate in the recent Alberta election (CBC).
- BuzzFeed explains Toronto Police’s racist “carding” program, which is similar to the NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” policy.
- Sara Stewart at Women in Hollywood encapsulates the reasons you need to see Mad Max: Fury Road.
- A new anthropological study indicates that gender equality was actually the norm for most of humans’ evolutionary history, until hunter-gatherer societies were supplanted (The Guardian).
- Here’s what you shouldn’t say to someone who shares that they have endometriosis, according to Lily Kendall at The F Word.
- Poor women are the ones who suffer most as the result of restrictive abortion policies, writes Linda Goler Blount, President and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative (RH Reality Check).
- A Change.org petition is calling on Toronto’s transit system to remove ads for anti-choice “crisis pregnancy centres” from transit properties.
- A group of women in the States are campaigning to have Harriet Tubman replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. But as Feminista Jones writes, and Jay Smooth says in his new video (below), such a change would still be problematic.