Welcome to Monday ~ 18 June 2012

A recent example of some really crap photoshopping – LOOK AT HER ARM!

Welcome to Monday feminausts! We hope you had a great weekend full of doing and saying lots of feminist things. Send any wonderful feminist musings, events or analysis through to us at info@feminaust.org.

On to the links, and remember, don’t shoot the messenger!

‘She Who Must Not Be Named’ Award

This week I had my interest piqued by the Badass Activist Friday segment (from where is your line?) which interviewed Latoya Peterson of Racialicious – and she had some interesting things to say, like “Advice for young feminists? Do something else besides feminism… We need more feminist minded business bloggers, feminist theory wielding finance bloggers…  Talk about class issues and feminism. Whatever it is, apply your feminism in a different space.” Which got me thinking about the role of my activism and my feminism, and where else should I be taking my feminist lens? Much to ponder. And beyond that, Latoya had a lot of insightful things to say about online feminism. Read it. Read it now.

Old news

Julia Gillard reaffirmed her view on same sex marriage on QandA.

Finally, the beauty secret we’ve all been waiting to get our hands on: Fotoshop.

Yes, the dingo did take her baby – now someone give Lindy Chamberlain a bloody apology.

IsBambi and MsElouise were in Turkey for AWID (yes we know you know and we will eventually stop telling you at every opportunity). Settle Petal has publised our Day 1 tweet fest for you all to relive the glory!

History repeating itself

Another fashion magazine has glorified violence against women in its photoshoots, this time in Bulgaria.

Exciting video things

Oh my god I love Obama! check out this great graduation speech he did for Barnard (all women) College.

Not necessarily feminist but OH MY GOD THE GREAT GATSBY!!!

Divided and conquered

Awesome infographic on paternity leave. Well, the graphic is awesome, the info not so much.

Jezebel rightly points out, what the hell is the ‘women’s vote’?


Queenslander totally unrepentent for growing canabis to fund an anti-choice campaign… can I say “only in Queensland?” without being too insulting?

Erin Cook at Settle Petal is examining young women’s language; she asks “So what if everything is a question and none of us have said ‘whatever’ in its full form since 2009?”

And again from Settle Petal, writer Ivy Sircus gets asked to be a babysitter by a colleague… coz why?!

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About IsBambi

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.

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