A weekly news round up on the state of Body Politics & Body Justice
- Rebirth Garments is a clothing line created by Sky Cubacub to make people feel more comfortable with who they are. The line includes apparel for transgender or gender nonconforming people as well as disabled people, but Cubacub said anyone is welcome to wear the company’s clothing.
- ‘Two years after Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act, Native American tribes can finally take advantage of one of the law’s most significant updates: a provision that allows tribal courts to investigate and prosecute non-Native men who abuse Native women on reservations.”
- Dec 28 2015, Japan’s Prime Minister apologized to the Korean women used by soldiers as sex slaves (known as comfort women) during the Second World War, pledging more than 8 million dollars in restitution. South Korean ‘comfort women’ protested against the accord with Japan which included that a statue symbolizing Korean sex slaves in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul be taken down as a condition of the agreement. Of the 238 women to come forward only 46 are still living.
- Buzzfeed’s 17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2015 is a stellar list of international inspirational women. The badassery continues with RYOT’s 5 Badass Women of 2015. And Ms. magazine sums up the year with their 10 best feminist quotes.
- Autostraddle gives us a head’s up on 15 Queer/Feminist Books to read in 2016! I have already book marked Roxanne Gay’s Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, and Jade Sharma’s debut novel, Problems. I really can’t wait.