Feminist Friday #21
A vote for continued inequality in the Church of England was cast this week, and I think the London Feminist did a thoughtful analysis of the problem with that. http://londonfeminist.com/site/women-bishops-and-why-we-should-care/
“A new study on violence against women conducted over four decades and in 70 countries reveals the mobilization of feminist movements is more important for change than the wealth of nations, left-wing political parties, or the number of women politicians.” High fives!
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/Largest-Global-Study-on-Violence-Against-Women-3902792.php#ixzz2CzggX4lH
The CDC has reported that abortion rates in the USA have fallen by 5%, which is the biggest drop in a decade. This is being chalked up to women being more diligent with their use of birth control during rough economic times, but I also think it demonstrates the importance of easily accessible birth control/family planning (especially for a country with so many citizens against abortion for any reason-can’t very well be against both bc and abortion, right? right??) http://news.yahoo.com/us-abortions-fall-5-pct-biggest-drop-decade-171356037.html
Why, Price is Right, why???? A former model on the show was just reward $7 million in punitive damages because she was sexually harassed and then fired when the show found out she was pregnant. C’mon. C’mon, seriously. We’re still doing this? http://jezebel.com/5962743/the-price-of-firing-a-price-is-right-model-while-she-was-pregnant-about-7-million
A very interesting, heartbreaking experiment. http://youwontlivethisonedown.tumblr.com/post/36030515373/last-week-as-part-of-a-cultural-discovery-project