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She Who Must Not Be Named Award
The Award this week goes to Ben Pobjie for making me laugh at Larry Pickering. Noice one dude.
Boys and Girls
allisims discusses why the only thing worse than a fairy princess is a fairy prince.
An article on Slate attempts to reframe the question ‘why do girls dress like sluts?’ by asking, ‘what’s so bad about being a slut?’.
Ideologically Impure picks up the idea from Hoyden About Town that perhaps, boys don’t work as hard at school as girls because they don’t have to.
Corrine Grant gives us outrage over Cottees’ idea of a great ‘battle of the sexes’ competition.
Sex and sexual assault
Ms Naughty talks about porn and erotica, and how feminists have used the terms differently – mainly to differentiate between sexy or degrading content.
Jessica Valenti is being awesome again. Here she writes about how rape culture keeps women responsible for male sexuality.
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article discusses misogyny and its bedfellow, masculine fear of vulnerability (especially around women).
Aussie Current Affairs
Eva Cox writes at The Conversation that Tony Abbott may be sexist and stuck in the 1950s, however he’s not a misogynist. Tigtog at Hoyden About Town discusses this article and another article in the Australian about Tony Abbott’s feminist credentials.
News With Nipples explores the Sydney Morning Herald’s problem with women.
Mindy at Hoyden About Town discusses the Kayser f-up on twitter this week, and asks ‘what then is a reasonable expectation if you have invited someone over to watch a movie?’.
A Life Unexamined takes a look at the discussion going on about Gina Rinehart, feminism and philanthropy.
Obviously we can’t post everything we find on the internet here *sigh* – The Early Bird Catches the Worm’s weekly round up is your best next bet though!
Women’s Agenda discusses the gender gap online – there are 200 million more men than women online.
Annie Stevens at the Daily Life talks about how it’s totes ok for smart women to talk about frivilous things – like cake. Mmmmm.
An article at the Guardian by Suzanne Moore discusses getting in trouble for comments about sexuality and transgender, and the breakdown of the social contract.
Sally Baxter reflects on 2012 and looks forward to 2013, including her own aspirations and anxieties regarding her blogging presence.