Welcome to Monday ~ 30th April 2012

MsElouise and Mama Elouise doing circus in Istanbul at the AWID forum 2012... yes I took my mummy to a feminist conference!

Last day of April, what a scary thought. Melbourne is turning wintery after the loveliness of an extended summery Autumn. IsBambi and MsElouise have experienced the shock and awe of an AWID forum (and are hooked). Soon May will be over and here at feminaust we’ll be staring down the barrel of our 1st anniversary party in June (keep your eyes peeled for news of that event!). Keep your eyes open in the coming weeks for articles discussing the key themes from AWID. IsBambi and I tried to spread ourselves out across varied breakout sessions, caucuses, round tables and informal discussions so we’ll both be reporting back as the weeks continue and we marinate in our own feminaust juices. We learnt a lot from the forum and even spent an afternoon at a Turkish Bathouse discussing how we are going to put our learnings into action. We have grand plans for how feminaust can get involved in young feminist funding opportunities and what role we can play in advocacy in the Australian political landscape. If you’re interested in getting your hands dirty in some feminist philanthropy then please keep a look out for our calls for action coming soon!

Ok, so here are the links, enjoy and remember to refrain from shooting the messenger! xxx

Pony Award

This week’s Pony Award MUST go to Mona Eltahawy, who just came out and said it like we’ve all been thinking it but too scared in our liberal little minds of offending someone. Arab states hate women.


Helen Conway calls for business to take action on flexible working arrangements before gender fatigue sets in.

How gender segregations benefits capitalism.

Women, War, Peace and Safety

Rape as a weapon of war in DRC, always a fun one!

Abigail Disney was at AWID and showed some of her series, Women, War and Peace. You should watch them. And then read why IsBambi loves Abigail Disney.

YWCA Canada have an iPhone app called Safety Siren and it’s all over one of Canada’s news sites!

America the Crazy

Tax payer funded pregnancy centres only hiring Christians in a bid to prevent the spread of the evil abortion.

American teens are chugging hand sanitizer… interesting.

Conservatives launch another sting operation against planned parenthood.

Michelle Obama gives relationship advice for women.


Speaker of the House Peter Slipper has stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations by a former aide. Is it all that it seems?

If you look to the internet for self-help, then look no further than LipMag‘s 7 (more) things that are ok to do in front of your partner.

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About MsElouise

MsElouise is a community programs worker and feminist from Melbourne Australia. She likes to travel, write, rant and make people feel uncomfortable about their assumptions. She hopes to one day be remembered for changing the world just a little bit. Right now she does this by proving that teenage girls are a higher order of beings.

2 thoughts on “Welcome to Monday ~ 30th April 2012

  1. I guess while I don’t think it’s that controversial to say that Arab states hate women, given how many feminists have argued that Western states are based on a sexual contract. Given the context of Islamophobia in Australia, I’m not too sure about saying that Arab states hate women in isolation from a broader analysis though…
    Love the @genderdiary link!

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