Monday, July 14, 2008

You Must Read...

1. A fellow Feministe guest-blogger, Marcella Chester, has written a post called Linguistics and Meaning Of "Why Did She Stay", which discusses how we speak and think about domestic violence.

2. The Washington Post has piece about young gay students in U.S. middle and high schools, and the challenges they face.

3. Kandee of Lots of Thinking discusses one thing that many who have written about the now infamous New Yorker cover have missed - what the drawing of Michelle Obama's hair implies.

4. McCain doesn't believe same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children - more here and here.

5. According to one study discussed by MSNBC, "Having a husband creates an extra seven hours of housework each week for women, according to a new study. For men, tying the knot saves an hour of weekly chores." (Thanks, J., for pointing me to it)

6. Pam discusses a travesty:
The U.S. Census Bureau, hiding behind DOMA, will edit the responses given by same-sex couples in California and Massachusetts (as well as any other states that may legalize marriage equality by then).

Even though thousands of couples will have legal civil marriage certificates, they will be reported in statistics that will be relied upon by demographers and agencies as "unmarried partners." Politicizing the census with bad data is unacceptable.

7. Salon's Broadsheet takes down one stupid article blaming equality laws for the problems women face in the workplace.

8. Oh, and my most recent Feministe post can be read here, and is bringing in some interesting comments. (What? You didn't expect me not to mention it, did you?)

4 comments:

Le Loup-garou said...

Your latest post on Feministe is great!

Habladora said...

Thanks, Loup! The one I just put up might interest you too - it is about Title IX and science. Well, actually, it is more about how the reporter seems to think that there isn't actually any gender bias in science... girls just don't like numbers and labs and stuff...

I want to do an update with some better information about the challenges women really do face in science - any ideas?

Kandee said...

Thanks for the link. I read your post on Feministe too. It was great! Should have commented...

Habladora said...

Yes, yes... do go comment! My last two post there aren't getting much attention, and I don't want Jill and Co. to regret inviting me!