Welcome to Monday ~ 20 August 2012

Welcome to Monday darling feminausts. Thank you to those who braved the rain to join us at Rue Bebelons to celebrate feminaust’s first birthday! It was a great night, there was champagne, cake and a CHOIR (called Just Holler) who were AMAZING!!!!

If you’re around in Melbourne in December join us for a very feminaust Christmas party.

But for now, on to the news! Don’t shoot the messenger rather, send us your response to info@feminaust.org.

She Who Must Not Be Named

Complaints about sexual harassment at the world’s largest hacker conference prompt discussion about treatment of women in a largely male security community. I like this article because it talks about a serious issue that a lot of women face in every industry – and it talks about potential solutions and also why women don’t need to just ‘get over’ sexual harassment or just ‘not frequent’ places where it happens. I am thinking of printing some of the ‘dude stop harassing me’ cards…

My Feminism

Lucy Chesterton and Jane Caro discuss what feminism means to them (individually and differently), on Mamamia.

Leadership

Jezebel pays tribute to Helen Gurley Brown who passed away this week, aged 90, who redefined the possibilities for single, professional, young, women.

Womankind discusses the role of gender equality in the post-2015 development agenda.

Alyse Nelson discusses why women lead differently to men and what that means for the fate of the world.

Women 2.0 write about the problem with the ‘female boss’ problem, and the newfound love of hating on female managers.

Sexy sexy sexy

Lauren Rosewarne on the Conversation discusses oral sex and the quid pro quo in how male and female sexuality is defined and performed.

Andrew Jenkins pens an article “Putting the Sex Back in Birth Control: Why the Dominant Narrative on Contraception Undermines Young People” and responds to something we happened to post in last week’s Welcome to Monday.

Miscellaneous 

Corrine Grant has it out with Guerilla Knitting… coming to a street near you. Not that obviously feminist… but… come on, as if knitting could be so enraging!

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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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