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December 15, 2008

Girl w/Pen Digest for Monday, December 15th, 2008

Here's what's brewing over at Girl w/ Pen, the group blog I created two years ago that went "group" this fall (I being PWV participant Deborah Siegel):

GWP goes global…
Check our recent “Global Exchange” post by Gwendolyn Beetham and Tonni Ann Brodber. Their exploration of the gendered impacts of the global economic crisis on an international scale and the UN-INSTRAW project on Gender and Remittances offers a great primer.

The feminist blogosphere is buzzing—and so are we—about…
Gropegate 2008: A photo depicting Obama administration Director of Speechwriting Jon Favreau with his hand on the right breast of a cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton and another, unidentified man in an “Obama Staff” t-shirt kissing her left cheek and holding a beer bottle to her lips that was leaked to the media. Ugh.

ObamaNation: It seems that, even before his inauguration, President-elect Obama is causing American men (black men, in particular) to "interrogate their masculine identities." As we write,

This year Barack Obama made history when he was elected as president of the United States on November 4, 2008. His candidacy has trained significant public and media attention to issues of race and the challenges facing black men in this country. While President Elect Obama ran for the highest office in the land, he also hails from Illinois, a state where the prison population is 63 percent African American—an incarceration rate nine times that of whites. But what does it all mean?

Read more about the Masculinity Project at GWP.

Publishing industry feels the economic strain…
GWPer Laura Mazer flushes out the problem of the Publishing Industry Housing Bubble and what it could mean for writers. The take-away is surprisingly hopeful.

Gender and science at GWP…
GWP Columnist Veronica Arreola (and fellow PWVer!) makes the case for the importance of scientific literary for women—particularly women’s health issues, in today’s political climate— in her column, “Science Grrrl.”

As always…
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