Hola feministas, happy Monday! As always, a post to pull together this week’s links and bits and bobs. Feel free to use the comments as an open thread for discussion, or tell us of anything else we missed. As always, please note that us including a post here doesn’t mean we endorse it, or even agree with it. It’s just stuff that we’ve found noteworthy for one reason or another. If you disagree with any of them please do have at in the comments. And so, on with the show …
The Foreign Policy Association profile two inspirational Brazillian women – President Dilma Rousseff and Maria das Gracas Foster
Jenny Morris on the ‘logic’ of reducing benefits for disabled children
Hong Kong full page newspaper advert protesting the ‘invasion’ of pregnant women from mainland China, comparing them to a plague of locusts (China Hush)
Ken Clarke announces an extension of UK Hate Crime laws so that murders motivated by hatred of the disabled or transgendered will have the same legal starting point as murders aggravated by race, religion or sexual orientation.
Alberta Council for Global Community celebrates their Top 30 under 30 for International Development. Celebrating young leaders in women’s empowerment (featuring TFW blogger Josephine Tsui at No.18 – congratulations Jos!).
Have a great week!
Image courtesy of flickr user Kristjan Wager, used under a Creative Commons license. It shows a pavement stencil reading “feminism rocks” with a female gender symbol.