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Links Round Up: Week Ending in 10 November 2012

Welcome to our weekly links round-up. The LRU is a compilation of items from the past week that may be of interest to VPers and is intended to broaden the kinds of conversations we have here. To submit articles to the round-up, e-mail frolicnaked@vaginapagina.com

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This week's round-up includes: a panel discussion on women in the workplace, how to help in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, feminism and intersectionality, and calling out anti-trans remarks.

  1. “Where are all the Women?”- A Panel Discussion on Women in the Workplace by Leopard at Crates and Ribbons (Keywords: gender and workplace, discrimination, leadership)
    I got a job in management at the trainee level, and suddenly, nothing was objective anymore. My success in the role was, in effect, measured by how much influence I could obtain, and I felt that nothing I did could be separated from my race and gender. Despite my good performance, senior managers would tease me, flirt with me, baby me and patronize me, in a way they never did with my fellow male trainees.



  2. How to Help in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy by Jessica Luther at Flyover Feminism (Keywords: hurricanes, Sandy, US, relief effort)
    There are still large parts of the region, especially around New York City, that need all kinds of help. Thank you to the many, many people on Twitter who helped me make this list.



  3. Lauren/missmisandry writes at Feminist Buzzkill about how to be an intersectional feminist (Keywords: feminism, intersectionality, race, cissexism, heterosexism, fat, ableism, classism)
    I guess to me, being an intersectional feminist is the simple matter of not being a douche bag. It’s about thinking about how your actions affect others, and how the words you say can either be inclusive of others, or exclusive.



  4. An Open Letter to Roseanne Barr, From a Feminist Sister by Ariel Silvera at Feminist Ire (Keywords: misogyny, gender, trans*, cissexism, hate speech)
    I want to start with a reality check. I like talking about material reality, about things that actually happen, rather than conjectures and assumptions. This reality check is about toilets. In a heated twitter outburst, you wrote ‘if she has a penis, she’s not allowed in’, continuing with ‘women do not want your penises forced in their faces or in our private bathrooms’.

    Roseanne, I honestly wonder, just what do you think I do when I go to the bathroom?






I know it's been a while since we've done one of these, and even so, that the list is a bit short this week. So be sure to tell us: what have you been reading (or writing!) this week?
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