Welcome to Monday ~ 4 June 2012

Welcome to Monday feminausts! Here are some fabulous links to help you adjust to the winter chill. Don’t shoot the messenger but start a conversation and even write something for us! Send any musings, rants or analysis through to us at info@feminaust.org.

‘She Who Must Not Be Named’ Award

Ladies, have any of you thought about wearing a beard? The award this week goes to a crazy cool kind of protest movement that I think we all should get on beard… I mean… board with.

Feminists on-screen!

The girl who silenced the world for five minutes at Rio 20years ago

This is what feminists look like

Gayle Lemmon talking about women entrepreneurs being overlooked as ‘exceptions’ and the phenomenon of women and others undervaluing women’s achievements.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom talking about her documentary MissRepresentation and the role of the media in promoting or halting gender equality.

Sheryl Sandberg talking about why we have too few women leaders

Tan Le, former Australian of the year, talking about her journey through the generations of her family

Women speaking out

Sex workers in Melbourne shine a light on their trade and take control of the debate surrounding their industry

Men are quoted around five times more than women in media coverage about women’s issues

The Early Bird Catches the Worm shares her own feminist links for the week

Women and exploitation

10 reasons why the Lingerie Football League sucks by Fit and Feminist

Women and sex trafficking from the Daily Life

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IsBambi is an administrator for feminaust. She is also a young woman excited about all things to do with feminism, skiing, British TV, dogs called Trevor and cycling. In addition to trying to do too much at once, she enjoys empowering young people and dragging men into the feminist debate.

2 thoughts on “Welcome to Monday ~ 4 June 2012

  1. Sheryl Sandberg’s speech was great – very inspiring and I like a lady who can deal with technical difficulties without batting an eyelid. This was also my first jaunt into TED, and I can see where most of my procrastination is going to happen from now on… But I have to point out, there was a bit of the ole ‘the problems Women experience are the responsibility of individual women to solve’ ideology happening there. She kinda alluded to patriarchy – as that ‘too complex’ reason men don’t do the dishes – but mostly left the structural stuff alone. Individual women can achieve a buttload of amazing things. But I don’t want a young woman listing ‘dethroning Men’ as another failure.

    • I think a lot of speakers/writers/commentators are really still scared of using the P word in ways that some people are scared of using the F word. I know I still get stunned looks if I start talking patriarchy with even some of my out and proud feminist friends. It’s like we can’t blame men anymore because we all know so many nice ones. People for get that those nice men are still part of the patriarchy whether they like it or not: see previous link to post about straight white male being the lowest difficulty setting.
      Anyway, good points, personally I won’t want young women listing anything as another failure, just a work in progress. xxx

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