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Feminist news round-up: Oct 31st 2013

October 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Here’s LibertineGrrl‘s feminist news round-up from the past couple of days, including a few recommended long-reads:

A US judge blocked part of the Texas’s restrictive new abortion law, preventing major disruption/closure of abortion clinics throughout the state. A ban on nearly all abortions starting at 20 weeks after conception remained and will go into effect on Tuesday.

Bond hearing and new trial scheduled for Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years for firing a ‘warning shot’ at her ex-partner.

Saudi columnist who backed women driving in defiance of the Saudi female driver ban on Saturday is still being held and interrogated without access to a lawyer 

“Saudi Arabia is the largest women’s prison in the world” – surveillance of women within the Kingdom

bell hooks responds to Sheryl Sandberg: Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In

10 things male feminists need to stop saying

Femme Ally Conversation Starter, by Sunny Drake – on how to (or how NOT to) be a femme ally from a transmasculine POV

The Racial and Sexual Politics of Peace: how the Nobel Peace Prize is still a bit of a boy’s club 

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