Hello Team! I hope all of you are getting excited for the fall festivities. Heads up, this blast is also a little spooky.
Highly Suggested/Slightly Mandatory
Gender/Sexuality/Bullying/Tennessee Article addressing bullying statistics in Tennessee and the high prevalence of sexuality and gender targeted bullying. http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131024/NEWS04/310240176/1970
(Shout out to Arik!!)
The Spooky Stuff
Race/Halloween Apparently there needs to be an article about why it is not okay to do black face as a Halloween costume. http://feministing.com/2013/10/28/there-are-5-more-days-to-not-dress-up-as-blackface-trayvon-martin-for-halloween/
Men/Women/Hate The Men’s Rights Movement is a little scary to me. I hope that there are some good intentions and thoughtful men involved, but I keep running across really terrifying things. This article was a little hard to get through because of the hateful things that this movement is saying.
Women/Sexual Assault A 9 minute long video from What Would You Do. The situation is an intoxicated woman in a bar with a man trying to take her out of the bar and to his hotel room.
The Hopeful things to keep us going
Women/Middle East Saudi Female Activists are getting behind the wheel to protest the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia
Nashville/Immigration This article discusses how Nashville is increasing in diversity and how it is so great! Definitely a positive!
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131025/OPINION03/310250079/2071?nclick_check=1 (Shout out to Arik!!)
Things you should know about
Race/Privilege Buzzfeed article about white privilege. Brian put it well when he said, “Slightly over the top at times, but still good.” Thanks Brian! http://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelblackmon/17-harrowing-examples-of-white-privilege-9hu9
Women/Halloween/Humor Just a funny video from the Daily Show about the sexiness of Women’s costumes. Warning, this one is a little NSFW. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/kriseen-schaal-sexy-halloween-costumes-daily-show_n_4149892.html?utm_hp_ref=comedy
Women/Texas/Abortion Update on the Texas abortion restrictions http://feministing.com/2013/10/28/breaking-news-federal-judge-declares-texas-abortion-restrictions-unconstitutional/