She who must not be named award
I am currently watching the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference in the US, streaming live online! It’s an amazing time to be a fly on the wall of an American feminist conference. The war on women’s sexual and reproductive rights in the US is pretty fucking awful. (I keep up-to-date with it all via jezebel.) So far in the Conference I heard Sandra Fluke, birth control advocate and Georgetown Law student, speaking about university student’s reproductive rights, (Recently, Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” in a clear attempt to roll back public discourse 50 years and shame Sandra for speaking out–and the 99% of women who will use birth control in their lifetime.) If you miss the live action there should be some videos archived. It’s inspiring to hear a group of women discussing, proudly, their feminist dreams for America and not feeling fear in pointing out those people who would rather women stay as second-class citizens. Plus, Americans are just such good public speakers!
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Budgie smugglers and butt cheeks
The Australian Olympics uniforms were released… Australia’s Opals basketballers – who since the Beijing Olympics in 2008 have been lobbying for uniforms that decrease, rather than encourage, the perve factor – will ditch the skin-tight bodysuits that left little to the imagination for looser attire.
The rights of ladies’ parts
Todd Stave has the unenviable position of being the landlordof a building in Germantown, Maryland, which he leases to an abortion provider called Reproductive Health Services Clinic. Dozens of the protestors began calling him at home, around the clock. He began recording the names and numbers of the assholes who called, and then he gave the list of info to his friends and asked them to call these people back on his behalf. Shazam!
Condoms for birth control… only for the uncommitted and pleasureless? Think again.
Lip Mag’s Emma Koen tries to figure out why it’s significant.
Matt Buchanan and Scott Ellis discuss Tony Abbott’s gaffe, it’s a brief article.
And speaking of women telling women what they should be doing… News with Nipples looks at the article on Madonna in this weekend’s Sunday Life.
the modern movement
Mormon feminism… Jacqueline Mahey reckons “Mormon feminists are important because they show that feminism is a weedy flower that blooms everywhere and won’t be killed.”
Involving young men and boys will make the conversation and movement towards gender equality more complete… especially with regards to women’s rights in development – these lads are not as useless as people try to make them out to be!
Rachel Hills ponders the possibility of 2030 being full of rich women…
Lip Mag discusses feminism and vintage fashion. They totes can live in harmony!