SACHA Broadcast — Feminist Links & Hijinks No. 18

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Sweden is Now Rating Films for Gender Bias

Sweden is Now Rating Films for Gender Bias. What is the Bechdel test? Learn more here. 

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“Think of the negative emotion as fuel that you can burn on the path to creation. The negative emotions might just help you dig deeper into the problem and find a solution your happier self would never have uncovered.”

— How To Turn Negative Emotions Into Your Greatest Advantage, from The Third Metric

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Louis CK sums it up best: “There is no greater threat to women than men. We are the number one threat to women. Globally and historically, we’re the number one cause of injury and mayhem to women.” And I worry that he’s right.

 

— A New Dad Asks, If Male Violence Is the Biggest Threat to Women—How Do I Raise a Kind Son? by  Christopher Zumski Finke at Yes! Magazine

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Ever wonder why all those sparkly, motivational self-help, self-care websites, journals, and magazines feature a bizarre number of pearly-toothed white-coloured folk? In my recent attempts to stop feeling like crap, I certainly have. It’s getting kinda annoying, huh? An interesting take:

Why is it racist to say what food is healthy and what food isn’t? For one, this presupposes that the food from one culture is more ‘nutritious’ than that of another. Two clear examples: Canada’s Food Guide and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Pyramid. In both, dairy is seen as cornerstone food group, despite findings that in the U.S., 70 per cent of African Americans, 74 per cent of Indigenous Americans, 90 per cent of Asian Americans, and 53 per cent of Mexican Americans are lactose intolerant. On the flip side, high-calcium foods traditional to some of these cultures (for example, collard greens) are not included.  Food racism happens when certain foods are excluded in favour of the dominant (white) culture’s idea of good food.

— The Racism in Healthy Food by Aaron Vansintjan

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Locally, Police warn students to be alert after three more girls are approached by man in car, from thespec.com

— Compiled by Amelia

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