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Wednesday Link Roundup

On the “right” body vs. your own body.

Plenty of colleges have been sneaking around Title IX regulations by reporting male athletes as female athletes.

There’s a new Christian movie glorifying sexual abstinence before marriage (and, of course, the pressures and rigid gender roles that go along with Christian courtship and marriage).

An update on Manal al-Sharif.

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Thursday Link Roundup

It’s coming out that the Peace Corps has routinely “ignored [volunteers’] concerns for safety or requests for relocation, and tried to blame rape victims for their attacks.”

If you don’t already care that the state of Indiana has de-funded Planned Parenthood, here’s why you should.

Echidne of the Snakes deconstructs a study that purports to show that your ladybrain makes you totes more compassionate than teh menz!

On language and feminist practice.

How your American Girl doll (or lack thereof) shaped the rest of your life – 90s nostalgia, anyone? Speaking of dolls, why is this a thing, and more importantly, why does it have 12,568 likes on Facebook?

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Monday Link Roundup

The Brazilian Supreme Court has ruled that the state must recognize same-sex unions.

Barnes & Noble ran an ad suggesting that a book on dieting is an appropriate gift for all mothers; Sociological Images discusses why such a gift might do more harm than good. (Sociological Images has more interesting stuff related to Mother’s Day here, here, and here.)

Cicadas that have a 13-year adolescence are about to come out from hiding (!!!).

An Atlantic Southeast Airlines pilot refused to take off until two Muslim leaders in traditional clothing were escorted off the plane.

A study by Prison Legal News revealed that prisons are gouging prisoners’ phone call prices and getting kickbacks from it.

On the nuances of racial privilege.

Glen Ligon’s art show AMERICA explores race and history in some interesting ways.

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Friday Link Roundup

But first, some business.

First, I know I haven’t made any substantial posts yet. I’m planning to remedy that soon.

Second, there’s a reason I haven’t identified a clear purpose for this blog in the “About” section. It is this: although I have some ideas about where I want to go with this, I don’t feel like I’ve nailed down a mission statement yet, and at this point I’m not sure that I want to. At this point, I don’t want to follow a narrow purpose, as I’m interested in blogging about social issues, books, art, and other things I find interesting.

Third, on the posting schedule (or current lack thereof): I’d like to follow a regular posting schedule of once each day or, at a minimum, once on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. However, we’ll see how realistic that is as time moves on.

Now, on to links from this week!

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A federal judge has decided that IP addresses cannot be identified with the people who pay for the internet service.

Yarn bombing is my favorite kind of graffiti.

The Atlantic has a list of dead authors on Twitter. It’s unfortunate that they’re all white Brits and Americans, but I still think it’s a fun piece.

The teenagers who faced felony charges related to Phoebe Prince’s suicide are now facing only misdemeanors.

The National Day of Prayer is unfortunately still chugging on, and it was observed yesterday.

The School Library Journal has a roundup of book suggestion search engines.

Amigurumi Yoda is the cutest thing I’ve seen today! Except for amigurumi R2-D2. And amigurumi Wicket. (via Neatorama)

Chinese workers in an iPad factory were coerced into signing an agreement not to commit suicide.

Mike Huckabee apparently has no qualms about comparing the Holocaust to abortion or the debt ceiling.

Why it’s important to raise teachers’ salaries.

Somehow, killing fish became an object lesson about why it’s bad to let your friends die without being saved. I don’t even know.

An argument in favor of the President’s release of his long-form birth certificate, which focuses exclusively on politics. To my mind, it isn’t as compelling as this, which discusses why it ultimately did more harm than good.

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