A Roundup of Body Politics, Body Image, and Body Justice News
Peru is experiencing one of the worst environmental disasters in its history — and nobody’s talking about it. Check ou the video from Mic.
- TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno has created this film featuring Filipino artists who have used paint created from water samples from Metro Manila’s most polluted rivers called “Dirty Watercolor.”
- “Over the years we’ve gotten lots of qwearies about dressing androgynous for different body types. There is hardly any information out there about dressing androgynous for anyone who isn’t skinny! This lack of representation is so damaging to people who identify as androgynous but don’t fit into the mainstream androgynous body type. The current images are majority white, female assigned at birth, with a more masculine leaning style, and we want to demonstrate that androgyny can take many different forms.” Photo: – Qwear: 9 Plus Size Cuties Share Tips For Androgynous Style
- Early in May Black Girl With Long hair celebrated 30 black girls who absolutely slayed prom this year, but overlooked one thing the styling girls who suited up and their latest round up is dreamy!
- Just as cringworthy, your smart phone may being used to stalk and harass you while you consider or are actually waiting for an abortion. “Groups of right-wing activists are using location-based advertising technology to send misleading anti-abortion ads to the phones of people in abortion clinics, Rewirereported on Wednesday. Working on behalf of crisis pregnancy centers and a dubious Christian adoption agency, a Boston advertising firm is identifying and targeting smartphones sitting in medical facilities that provide abortions, hoping to persuade abortion-seeking women to reconsider.”
- My squad goals don’t involve pop feminists with hives or the any blondes who shall not be named. But Vibe hit it on the head: Squad Goals: Women Fight With Police Over New Abortion Law In Peru “A fierce crew of women fought with police in Peru while protesting a proposed change to women’s rights in Peruvian law. The proposal would commit a woman to 50 days of community service if she gets an abortion. Protesters – some of whom chose to go topless – gathered outside congress with posters before the police fired tear gas. The women also painted ‘Keiko’ on their chests to call out Keiko Fujimori, who is currently the presidential candidate for Peru, and an advocate of the law change.” “Despite these gains, much work remains for advocates. The new guidelines include some unnecessary barriers to accessing safe abortion, such as requiring a review by a committee of three physicians. They also fail to address ongoing issues relating to confidentiality. Currently, Peruvian law dictates that health-care providers must report women for the alleged crime of abortion if they suspect one has been attempted. This policy leaves women afraid of going to health facilities, and consequently increases maternal injury and death—especially among poor women. Still, the guidelines show good faith and demonstrate the government’s ongoing commitment to ensure access to abortion and further women’s rights.” Read more about this long standing battle for abortion rights on ReWire.