The FEMISPHERE: A Link Roundup

Broadly features the unique struggle of Transgender youth for treatment for eating disorders, despite being more likely to suffer from one.  “There’s a lot of reasons why eating disorders are prevalent in the transgender community, but it doesn’t necessarily have to do with the fact that we are trans and we have bodily issues that have to do with our gender.” says Dan Yvette Maldonado of Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders, T-FFED.

 

Stephanie Yang breaks down why we are obsessed with Jessica Jones for Bitch Magazine. The big bad villain is one many can relate to, abuse-embodied.

 

A gorgeous review of the iconic art photography of Nona Faustine currently on exhibit at the Studio Museum of Harlem “Constellation” exhibit by the Theo Warner Estate.

 

One percenter, Mark Zuckerberg reportedly gave away 99% of his 450 Billion dollar fortune, in Facebook stock, to charity. But the money will be gradually siphoned off to his own charity over his lifetime. The charitable trust is an LLC which he and his future heirs will distribute however they see fit. According to Quartz we at least know the reason he is supporting immigration reform.

 

What a fraction of that money could do for Planned Parenthood…. Planned Parenthood and Obamacare are among the health care providers and plans that the Senate just voted to defund.

 

The realization that there have been more shootings this year than there have been days in the year begs the question – when will the violence against our persons and our bodies end?