Welcome to Monday everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend recovering from a chocolate overload after Easter. I went to the wedding of a family member last weekend and the tables at the reception were adorned with chocolate – my mum spent most of the night stashing most of it in her handbag to give to my brother and I the next day. Thanks mum.
But yes, we’re off to ISTANBUL! Fingers crossed feminaust will get fabulous internet while we’re in Turkey (as well as sleep – MsElouise and I are currently suffering from Buring-The-Candle-At-Both-Ends Syndrome) – so that we can keep you all updated on the fabulousness of the AWID 12th Forum looking at women’s economic empowerment. But, on to the news… please don’t shoot the messenger; talk about it and write about it (firstname.lastname@example.org).
‘She Who Must Not Be Named’ Award
If you haven’t seen this then YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY. For once people aren’t fearful of a fabulous woman in power. My fave is the one with Ryan Gosling, followed closely by the Condaleeza Rice one and the… well, all of them.
Who needs feminism?
Who runs the world?
Grey Panthers… a movement of women embracing their age and wisdom and telling people that they don’t give a fuck what their hair colour is – they are still the best ladies for the job!
An interview of Natalia Oberti Noguera, who founded an organisation to support female innovators – what a bloody legend!
Joyce Banda is the new president of Malawi – who runs the world again?
Wow… after reading this review I’m not surprised there are so few successful female comedians… such a fine line they tread! …by the way you should all go and see some funny ladies during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, particularly JMAC, Hannah Gadsby or Candy Bowers.
Ok so my love for Hillary Clinton was reinforced this past week, but quickly joining it is a love for Ashley Judd and her puffy face… what a fucking lady-leader! She tells everyone to stop being MISOGYNISTIC DICKS – in a very eloquent and inclusive way. Jezebel’s commentary is tres funny aussi.
History of discrimination against gays and lesbians (from an American point of view) – Note: I didn’t see any images of lesbian couples but did see images of women (and some of them lesbians) reminding us why being gay does not make you a second-class citizen.
Rebel with a cause talks about rural women in Egypt – the revolution isn’t over yet and the theme for CSW this year
An interview with Gina Barreca about women and drinking (a historical view!)
Damn you patriarchy!
The stupid BBC keeps getting into trouble for being sexist… what a stupid thing to do!
An old post Clem Ford tweeted the other day which bemoans those who think feminism emasculates men… no people, it liberates them – trust us.
x:talk is urging the London Olympics to NOT ARREST SEX WORKERS!
Jezebel discusses a product that’s designed to make your vagina ‘fairer’ – and not in an equitable kind of way.
Sweden is so passionate about gender equality that even in the face of potentially psychologically and socially damaging children by not gendering the way they relate to one another they have introduced a gender-neutral pronoun… Megan Levy explains.
Apparently men are dumber when women are around… and apparently pseudoscience is a real, scientific thing (see Cordelia Fine’s book Delusions of Gender).