The celebrated repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell didn’t address military policies barring transgender service, and many in the trans community are mobilizing to break down this barrier to equality. Over at Pam’s House Blend, transgender veterans talk about open military service.
From The Wall Street Journal: A growing body of research is finding that, contrary to the traditional view of economists that all money is interchangeable, the gender of the spender makes a big difference. Princeton Sociology Professor Viviana A. Zelizer explains the gender of money and what it means for the global economy.
Guardian columnist Madeleine Bunting argues that while world leaders (such as Hillary Clinton) have been vocal about the importance of global women’s empowerment, they need to demonstrate their commitment by properly funding the UN’s new agency for women.
An African American mother in Ohio is in jail for using her father’s address to have her children enrolled in a better (and predominately white) school district. Great job, America. (Via Clutch Magazine).
Colorlines had some great coverage this week:
- on the murder of a prominent gay human rights activist in Uganda, a country that has deteriorated remarkably since U.S. right-wing evangelicals showed up
- on Michelle Obama’s consistent support of young American designers of color
- and on the 10 stories to follow as HIV/AIDS enters its fourth decade.
Miss Representation, a new documentary on the portrayal of women and girls in the media, is getting some serious mainstream praise–including a Sundance Award nomination. Watch the trailer at Feministing.