This week has unfortunately been filled with tragedy. When we weren’t reading the news, we were reading up on some of this week’s other big issues. Here’s what we found:
- Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash in Mexico this past weekend. Here’s an excellent article on Rivera’s legacy and the work she did for women, immigrants, and LGBT youth. [Colorlines]
- Although the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence finished up a few days ago, it’s never too late to learn about the cause and create awareness. [US Aid]
- Sarah Jaffe gets shouted at and berated far too often – here’s a piece she’s written about the many trolls she’s encountered. [Jezebel]
- And here’s some more misogyny to chew on. If someone writes racist shit, the sensible thing to do is respond intelligently, right? Apparently wrong. Rhonda A. Lee, meteorologist at KTBS-TV, was fired after she gave a harassing commenter a piece of her mind. [Clutch]
- Speaking of racism (and sexism,) have you seen the latest tennis star to “mimic” Serena Williams and her body? It’s Caroline Wozniacki , using towels to plump up her boobs and behind. [scATX]
- Though mental illness is no laughing matter, it’s something that certain comedians must deal with. This write-up is about the relationship between the two. [Splitsider]
- Sex and disability are often unexplored in films. Stephanie Rogers examines how The Sessions addresses both. [Bitch Flicks]
Is there something we missed? Let us know in the comments. Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the shootings.
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re: Rhonda A. Lee
anonymous replied on
There have been numerous petitions online being signed to urge KTBS to re-hire Lee. The discriminatory actions of her firing are of out-right misogyny and racism. Not to mention these corporate policies (Not only at the TV station, but in countless corporations) re: facebook postings are downright draconian. NO American should NOT have a right to speak out on ANY issue in any given situation. What Lee did was COURAGEOUS and if we are to advance at all with any social progress we need more COURAGEOUS ACTIONS, not cowardly "sweep-it-under-the-rug-and-everything-will-be-better" actions of weakness. Sign this petition http://www.causes.com/actions/1714107 The push-back is happening now.
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Mistake in tennis link
Anonymous replied on
It was Caroline Wozniacki, not Maria Sharapova, who made an offensive imitation of Serena Williams according to the linked-to post. If Sharapova has also imitated Williams, I don't see where that's referenced here. Obviously it's not a light thing to accuse someone of racism and it seems pretty unfair to Sharapova to get the information wrong.
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