And it’s time for the first link round up!
Today, you should go and read Ivan Coyote’s post on being gender non-conforming and using public bathrooms.
You should also head over to XX Factor and read Amanda Marcotte’s debunking of the media reporting on a study claiming that bossy women have less sex.
Your weekly dose of depressing is brough to you by the National Women’s Law Center. They graphed the census data, showing that the poverty rate for women grew from 13.9 percent in 2009 to 14.5 percent in 2010. It’s even higher for women of color.
As for your dose of stupid, it is brought by Canada : Toronto’s Globe and Mail published a piece detailing how some Canadian M.D.s are considering denying fertility treatment for obese women. While some clinics already do deny fertility treatment to women who are over a certain BMI, the newest thing is that the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, which recommends practice standards for the country’s fertility doctors, is considering a ban.
Now, in fun things :
This week is Banned Books Week. Head over, and upload a video of you reading your favourite banned book !
Second City. Birth Control Ninja. White tailed penis demons. Check it out.
Also, SlutwalkNYC is coming up this week end for those of you that are in New York and are interested in coming. It’s on Saturday, Oct.1, starting at 11 am – full schedule here. Slutwalk Minneapolis is also on the same day.
And again, do email firstname.lastname@example.org if there ‘s anything you’d like to see included in these round ups !