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Weekly Round Up: February 12

February 12th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

Illustration: Erin McPhee

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, feminist DJ collective Factory Girls have dropped a “Galentine’s Day” playlist. Collective member and founder DJ Katie Rex says:

“We’ve always set out to create spaces for people that didn’t have them elsewhere, but Galentine’s Day has been especially special because you rarely find moments in which female/femme identified people are expected and ‘permitted’ to celebrate each other outside of bridal showers.”

AlterNet outlines how each year purchases for Valentine’s Day in the U.S. amounts to $20 billion.

A reminder that this February 14th is also the 11th annual Strawberry Ceremony for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, trans and two spirits and those who have died violent deaths. There are ceremonies held across the country, click here to find the one nearest you.

Looking for a new read? Bitch Media has put together a list of graphic novels by women.

Today is the last day of Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week. This year’s campaign had a focus on patient empowerment and raising awareness about the importance of having positive relationships between health care providers and patients.

As the Jian Ghomeshi trial wraps up, we want to link to the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape statement (recently published on our blog) which outlines how violent and problematic the media’s coverage of the trial has been.

Last week Beyoncé not only dropped a new video for her latest single “Formation,” she also performed at the NFL Superbowl. Here are some essential reads on the music video and NFL performance:

Tags: art, media savvy, music, news flash, race, race and racism, recommended reading, reproductive justice, sexual health

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