Friday Blogaround

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Akiba: The Personal Is Political: That's the Challenge: Roe v. Wade and a Black Nationalist Womanist Writer

Jessica: Why Does Eric Cantor Want to Protect Rapists? [Content Note: The post at this link contains discussion of the failure to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.]

Terry: David Phan's Suicide Sparks Grief, Anger, and Call for Justice [Content Note: The post at this link contains discussion of self-harm, bullying, racism, and homophobia.]

Tom: A Response to Jon Henley's Article on Paedophilia [Content Note: The post at this link contains discussions of rape apologia, in response to the article to which I also responded yesterday.]

Jorge: Youth Unemployment 11.5 Percent, 22.1 percent for Young Blacks

Michelle: Fresh Starts, Clean Slates, and You [Content Note: The post at this link contains discussion of eating.]

Ragen: I'm Not F-ing Sorry [Content Note: The post at this link includes discussion of fat bias.]

Lauren: Glenn Beck Won't Even Refer to the President by Name; Threatens Staff They Will Be Fired if They Mention Him

Helen: A Few Questions with Miriam Hall, Contributor to Trans-Kin

Matt: The Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horse Group Comfort the Sandy Hook Community

FYP&R: "Did you know that the food you eat becomes energy?"

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[Content Note: Sexual violence; misogynistic violence.] There are several good pieces on the rape-murder of an Indian woman, and related broad critique of rape culture and colonialist rape apologia, that I want to recommend. Please take care in making sure you've got the spoons to process them before clicking through:

Indian Homemaker: Freedom at Midnight Is Reserved for Some?

eeshap: A Theory of Violence: In Honor of Kasandra, CeCe, Victoria, Savita and Anonymous

Sikivu: Rape, American Style

Libby Anne: The Patriarchal Utility of the Threat of Rape

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