Happy Weekend, everyone!
Here are this week’s link roundups!
eszenyme wants us to read this really great article on how the “world’s ugliest woman” not only deals with judgment from her condition, but how she’s used that judgment to become a motivational speaker and writer about body image.
She also likes this article that discusses feminism in action. It specifically focuses on male favoritism in the New York Times and whether we can expect a change soon with their new editor.
JGrand says, “In news that shouldn’t surprise any reasonable person, scientists have concluded that HPV vaccinations do not, in fact, cause increased promiscuity in girls.”
He also finds this a great breakdown of Mitt Romney’s repeated sidestepping when it comes to women’s issues. The article sheds light on the truth of his claims.
HannahGrace was not able to attend the Toni Morrison celebration at Virginia Tech this weekend, but many of her friends did and had an amazing experience! Toni Morrison has been writing about women, gender, and race issues since the early ’70′s, and she is still writing today. If you have never read one of her AMAZING novels, start today – our President didn’t honor her for nothing.
Speaking of the President, HannahGrace really can’t wait to have Mitt Romney out of her life. The “binders full of women“ was her last straw in a long, long, long string of comments that turned a good day into a bad one. If you have forgotten the candidates words of wisdom, please visit the tumblr eszenyme found for us earlier in the semester.
Femistorian is thrilled to hear that an 8-year old girl has found an amazing way to share her love of women’s history. Conversely, she’s less than thrilled to hear about the treatment of Hillary Clinton received following a speech regarding the attack on the Libyan embassy. People need to lay off Hils, she has proved her capabilities as a politician and leader time and time again.
visionsofourfuture says, “If you’re like me, when watching this week’s presidential debate, you were more than a little peeved when Gov. Romney said that the solution to our culture of violence was more marriages. There are a lot of reasons why him saying this has me frustrated, and here’s a great article laying it all out!”
She also says, “Last weekend at the New York Comic Con, one female cosplayer who went as Black Cat was sexually harassed during a spontaneous interview by a Stan Lee fan club. This article discusses the incident as well as the overall acceptance of objectifying women who cosplay and how con’s should go about fixing it.”
classifiedsarcastic recommends this article about celebrity weight loss for movie roles, but specifically for women. It’s short but does a good job addressing the harm that women in such public setting can have as role models and the danger it causes for women battling eating disorders.
If you need a little pick me up after that, classifiedsarcastic has also found you a hilarious but eerily true article from cracked.com highlighting stereotypes in moves and society. It hits on stereotypes surrounding, women, minorities, and more. check it out