The Femisphere: A Link Roundup

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A Body Image, Body Politics, and Body Justice News Roundup

International

 

LGBTQI+ Disability & Ableism

 

Gender & Justice

  • Mike Pence, the Indiana governor recently named Donald Trump’s VP has a vile reputation in

    The honorable Judge Tanya Walton Pratt
    The honorable Judge Tanya Walton Pratt

    Indiana having refused to admit Syrian refugees into the state, restrictive anti-abortion legislation including defunding Planned Parenthood and support of conversion therapy for LGBT+ folx is well documented. Bitch magazine pays homage to Tanya Walton Pratt, a native Hoosier, who has blocked many of Pence’s attempts to rewrite Indiana law.  She is the first African-American federal judge in Indiana.

 

 

  • Over 24 hours on July 18th, Ghostbusters,. and Saturday Night Live actress Leslie Jones was inundated with racist, hateful vitriol on Twitter. She outed the vicious tweets and called on Twitter to take accountability for allowing this to take place. This sparked a #LoveforLeslieJ hashtag campaign and eventually resulted in the permanent banning of one of the people who assaulted Jones on Twitter. “It is likely, though, that if Jones were not such a high-profile figure, much of the abuse that Twitter has acted on would likely go on without interference, even if it were to be reported. Twitter’s abusive behavior policy is perhaps purposefully vague.” – How a racist, sexist hate mob forced Leslie Jones off Twitter

 

Privilege & Accountability

 

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Police Brutality

London Black Lives Matter
London Black Lives Matter
  • Last week, as the Black Lives Matter movement approached its third anniversary, Shane Vincent was in the streets of London watching it take hold around the world.

 

 

 

 

Art & Culture & Identity

 

 

  • Ward + Robes custom hospital gowns for kids!An incredible new company is making custom hospital gowns for sick and injured kids and it’s pretty cool.