It has been a while since my last post so I thought I’d do a new “Worth reading” from my RSS feed. This last week has been the semester start week at my university and I have been busy working in the student pub at our mathematics and science faculty and also helping a friend move. Anything but being online.
Anyway. Here are a few highlights …
The skepticism/atheism movement is still in a bit of a turmoil while dealing with all the misogynistic bullshit that has surfaced there over the last year or so. Jen McCreight wrote this excellent post yesterday.
Feminism & Women’s issues
This is a very interesting piece in the abortion debate.
- I Wish My Mother Had Aborted Me – Fem2.0
This one is both about sexism and women in science. A transgender academic offers an interesting insight into how attitudes change towards the same person purely based on what gender that person is perceived as.
- He, Once a She, Offers Own View On Science Spat – The Wall Street Journal
Link via bluemilk
Here’s yet another facepalm moment provided to you by the right wing nut-jobs in the US.
- GOP congressman and Senate nominee Todd Akin: Rape is an effective form of birth control – Man Boobz
In Russia, state bigotry has reached a new level with the conviction of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot. Russia under Putin is being described as a “regressive, oppressive kleptocracy”. Sounds about right.
- Update: each member of LGBT-supporting feminist punk band Pussy Riot sentenced to two years in prison – Pink News
Fun & Nerdy
I just had to add this one from one of my online friends. Decorating bracelets and shoes with comics, and nerdy earrings! Double win!