Here’s what we’ve been checking out online this week:
Global Voices had a bunch of great posts about sexual health and reproductive rights around the world. Among our favorites were East Timor: Thoughts on Abortion A Few Days Before Law Approval and Egypt: Anti-Male Circumcision Campaign
Out.com has a really interesting feature called No Man’s Land, about gay Iranian refugees.
In response to the murder of abortion provider Dr George Tiller last weekend, a few inspiring memorial websites have cropped up. Thank You Dr Tiller and I Am Dr Tiller are especially interesting. There is also a really lovely and sad collection of Kansas Stories, by women who traveled to Kansas to see Dr Tiller, on the website A Heartbreaking Choice.
And on Akimbo:
We started out the week with a celebratory post, because Akimbo is 100 posts old!
After attending the vigil for Dr Tiller in New York, Kelly Castagnaro and Lori Adelman wrote In Solidarity with Domestic Abortion Providers, with an accompanying short video of pro-choice activist Sue Davis talking about the movement.
Our former communications assistant Whitney Welshimer resurfaced this week and sent us two posts about her experiences in India volunteering with the Positive Women Network of Rajasthan (PWNR+). Two posts: Part I and Part II. Whitney also took the above picture.
Our new communications assistant Lori Adelman is the star of a short video that we made in this post, A Choice and a Chance: Child Marriage Prevention Act
A post highlighting the newly released, colorful and fascinating Map of State Sponsored Homophobia from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.
And last but not least, a post about President Obama’s speech in Cairo