Sunday News Round-Up, Stay in the Air Conditioning Edition
- Women Make Movies: New Releases Include Films on Virginity, Women in Prison and Body Image
- State by State: Laws Restricting Abortion and Family Planning as of Mid-2013
- CIR Prison Investigation Opens Another Chapter on Sterilization of Women in U.S.
- Keeping Up With Anti-Abortion Attacks in the States
- Ask the FDA to Approve *All* Emergency Contraception Pills for OTC Access
And some guest blogger posts at OBOS:
- Lessons Learned: Why Midwives Should Matter to Everyone
- Egg Donation is Made to Look Easy, but Questions and Health Risks Remain
- Emergency Contraception Can Be Free, But it Takes Planning – And a Prescription
Also of interest:
- Forced Sterilizations and the Future of the Women’s Movement – Salamishah Tillet at The Nation. “the victims of forced sterilization as integral to the future of the women’s movement as the fight over choice” – because when *to* have a child, and having control over that yourself, *is* a matter of choice.
- In the New York Times: American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World. Honestly, when you figure that the majority of women who have abortions are *already* mothers, healthcare costs are something anti-abortion “pro-life” folks should really look at.
- Tampons as a feminist issue, via GenderFocus. And not just in a “confiscated by the government from women trying to exercise their civic duty” sort of way. Honestly, tampons lack sufficient mass to be good thrown weapons, Texas.
- Found via Racialicious, to read up on later: Harvard and Slavery: Seeking a Forgotten History
- At Shakesville, Calling all Pro-Choice Men. “Make as much noise, MAKE MORE NOISE, than anti-choice men!” Do it. Now.
- The Nerdy Feminist talks intersectionalism in feminist/pro-choice communities, from the vantage point of the Texas rallies.
- Because positive stereotypes are bullshit, too. Like when anyone responds to my mixed heritage with statements like, “mutts are the smartest dogs.” Dueling Stereotypes: Bad Asian Drivers, Good At Everything.
A reminder: I’m playing around with a tumblr companion to this blog. I’ll link things there that don’t quite fit here or that I don’t have time to really write up separately, like quick news things, or this cool resource from the Wisconsin Historical Society – an online collection of photos and documents from Freedom Summer. I’m still messing around with the template – I don’t like how the current one deals with link posts.
On a medical librarian note, I volunteered to moderate last Thursday’s #medlibs chat on Twitter. Here’s the archive! Contact @eagledawg if you’d like to volunteer for a specific week.
And a final reminder, to the medical librarians among the audience. I’ve started investigating and applying to positions at the assistant/associate director level in medical libraries. If you know of something I should keep an eye out for, I’d really appreciate hearing about it!
Unrelated to anything, but cool: Animal Rescue: Caring for Animals During Emergencies
And, to end things on a bit of silliness: True Blood Sims is one of my favorite tumblrs, and makes me giggle on a regular basis. If you’re a fan of True Blood *or* the Southern Vampire Mysteries books (or if you have a love/hate relationship with either…), you will like it.
While you’re at it, Birthing Beautiful Ideas is blogging a Pie a Week. Dean Winchester fans, take note.