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Archive for April 5th, 2007

35th Carnival of Feminists

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 5, 2007

The 35th edition of the Carnival of Feminists if up on the f-word blog, here are some excerpts:

FemaleScienceProfessor reports on sexism in academic circles.

A study by a group of Swedish researchers, apparently showing that equality is bad for the health of both women and men has been roundly trashed by feminist bloggers. Jill from Feministe points out that Sweden – which regularly tops polls on gender equality – has the second-highest average life expectancy in the world.

Polish politicians are trying to tighten anti-abortion laws, removing exceptions for rape, incest and cases where carrying a pregnancy to term endangers the mother’s health.

But Kyso Kisaen at PunkAssBlog points out that these exceptions do not necessarily protect those women that fall under them. Case in point, Alicja Tysiac, a 35 year-old Polish mother who was denied an abortion even though doctors warned that she would go blind if she gave birth.

One Jewish Dyke goes in search of a Yahoo avatar that looks like her – and finds the selection of body types sorely lacking. But at least they expanded the line of outfits for our virtual selves to include hockey gear.

More evidence that pharmacists in the US are routinely restricting access to the morning after pill from Ginger Miss, who asked her boyfriend to pick some up for her. Although the law guarantees both men and women the right to buy emergency contraceptives, he ran into problems when he tried to exercise that right.

head over to Mind the Gap!, where Winter sketches out what happened at a recent meeting, during which the Welsh activist group discussed the “lad’s mags” phenomenon.

Anil Kumar at Jag’s Blog critiques women at a cricket match who “protested” the performance of Sachin Tendulkar by holding up a placard depicting him wearing bangles.

Hometownwriter from Sand Gets In My Eyes posts about the festival of Janadriya in Saudi Arabia. Ostensibly intended to showcase the country’s culture and society, Hometownwriter questions what that really means when men are allowed to attend, children are allowed to attend, Western women are allowed to attend, but Saudi women are almost completely excluded.

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Japanese and Arab Internment

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 5, 2007

C.N. blogging on the Asian-Nation blog writes:

It’s not a surprise that the situation of Muslims and Arabs being detained without any direct evidence after 9/11 has been compared to that of Japanese Americans being imprisoned in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. In that context, neither should it be surprising that overwhelmingly, the children and grandchildren of those Japanese Americans imprisoned side with the rights of those Arabs and Muslims detained after 9/11

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“Poor White Trash” And Privileged

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 5, 2007

BetaCandy blogs about growing up in poverty and yet still having privilege because of her white skin in her blog Blind Privilege:

Here’s where the confusion comes in. Yes, I have a legitimate grievance against the system. Yes, I’ve lost out on things because I didn’t have the $20 to invest or know the magic social password that would have marked me “normal” (read: “middle class, preferably white”). And yes, it hurts when you don’t fit in with your own race because of your class, and you don’t fit in with your class because of your race. It’s hard to see privilege around that stuff, but the examples are out there.

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“Poor White Trash” And Privileged

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 5, 2007

BetaCandy blogs about growing up in poverty and yet still having privilege because of her white skin in her blog Blind Privilege:

Here’s where the confusion comes in. Yes, I have a legitimate grievance against the system. Yes, I’ve lost out on things because I didn’t have the $20 to invest or know the magic social password that would have marked me “normal” (read: “middle class, preferably white”). And yes, it hurts when you don’t fit in with your own race because of your class, and you don’t fit in with your class because of your race. It’s hard to see privilege around that stuff, but the examples are out there.

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