Thursday Round-up

Trigger warning:  this post contains discussion of sexual violence 

This week, we here at the SACOMSS Media Watch blog are starting what we call our weekly Thursday Round-up, a compendium of articles related to the SACOMSS mandate that we want  to share with a wider audience.  

In recent weeks, the Indian capital New Delhi and surrounding cities have been overtaken by protesters in recent weeks after the gang rape of a young woman on a bus.  

This Wall Street Journal article describes the ban that Delhi officials have placed on protesting:  

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324660404578198473010757116.html 

And this Slate article comments on the lack of women at the protests, despite the movement being coordinated primarily by women:  

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324660404578198473010757116.html 

In news closer to home, the University of Toronto’s Sexual Education Centre has been in the news for their decision to rent out a sex club for student use as part of their Sexual Awareness Week:  

http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2013/01/uoft-orgy-rumours-swirl-despite-student-groups-qualifiers.html 

And the Idle No More protests on the subject of the Canadian government’s treatment of First Nations people all across Canada have been getting news attention:  

http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/Stephen+Hume+Idle+More+protests+yell+attention/7836163/story.html 

A First Nations youth comments on the protests:  

http://rabble.ca/news/2013/01/racism-hunger-and-laziness-first-nations-youth-perspective-idle-no-more-media-coverage 

That’s all for this week.  If you have an idea for an article that could be featured in next week’s round-up, send it via Facebook:  

https://www.facebook.com/sacomss 

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