Femmostroppo Reader – January 11, 2010

Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.

  • Storm’s a-Comin’
  • – Tim Minchin’s Storm is getting animated (by a Skepchick). Woot!

  • Teachers know decimals are a girl's best friend – thestar.com
  • – “There are no differences in girls’ abilities in math,” says Nicole Else-Quest, who led the study that analyzed the tests of nearly a half million students aged 14 to 16. “When they have the same resources boys have, nothing holds them back.”

  • The Three Musketeers of Woo attack science-based medicine
  • – More HuffPo Home of Woo nonsense

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • – “As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family–past and present–is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.”

  • Yellow! Do you feel more aware now?
  • – Who thought it possible that so many people could still fall for a stoopid chain letter just because it was on Facebook?

  • The “racist” KFC ad
  • – “And of course, Americans are guilty of the greater crime of not having a clue about cricket. “

  • Genocide In Eight Easy Steps
  • – sobering and scary

  • Zombie spinster scare stories, with a Euro twist!
  • – “but the fact of the matter is that marriage generally works in our society as a way for women to contribute labor and support for men, to men’s betterment and often at women’s expense. The only reason you could possibly think that men wouldn’t find the institution beneficial is if you believe that women are so irritating, so nasty to be around, such a drag that men are willing to forgo all these benefits to escape women.”

  • BEYOND PINK & BLUE: Does Pink Stink?
  • – “Founded by two “thirty-something” British twin sisters, pinkstinks aims to spark public discussion and influence the media to promote positive gender roles to girls worldwide.”

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3 replies

  1. Thanks for the link re: the facebook Bra chain letter. I thought something was up with that and when I posted that I *wasn’t* going to participate, I got hate PMs. Sometimes the ‘YOU MUST POST THIS IN YOUR STATUS OR YOU’RE A BAD PERSON!!!!!!!1!!!!’ messages really annoy me *because* of the implications on your character if you don’t post their message.

  2. Little Light has a guest post of a horrifying story about what happens when transphobia and ableism collide up at Questioning Transphobia [trigger warning]. Her advice is, sadly, something that every trans person needs to hear.

  3. Oh, that is the most awful thing I’ve read in a long, long time. Poor ‘Melissa’.
    Horrifying indeed.

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