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She Who Must Not Be Named Award
I’m really interested in American politics and so I have been heartily following the Democratic National Convention. The US is a remarkable place for women at the moment – both in the awful movement that’s trying to strip them of their basic human rights and the fantastic, bold and creative ways the women’s movement is fighting back. Here is a list of 20 quotes from key women at the DNC which pretty much sum up the state of play.
Reproductive Choice Australia is throwing a flashmob! It will be in Melbourne on Sunday 30 September 2012 at 11:00am sharp, with women and men wearing t-shirts with the message “Abortion is a Fact of Life, Let’s End the Stigma” and who will dance in support of women and against abortion shame. See here for the dance!
YWCA Week Without Violence is October 15 – 21, 2012 – The YWCA Week Without Violence is annual worldwide campaign that takes place in the third week of October to encourage communities to think and act towards a world without violence. Throughout the week activities focus on raising awareness, promoting attitude change and enabling individuals and organisations to begin positive actions towards ending violence in their communities.
Photos from SlutWalk Melbourne last weekend!
Sexism and gender norms
Bluemilk reminisces on how wonderfully Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five explored gender norms with George, the tomboy.
The R-Rated Version of Anne Summer’s speech ‘Her Rights at Work’ regarding the misogyny and sexism our PM has had (and still is) to endure.
Musings of An Inappropriate Woman has posted an ADORABLE photo of Hilary and Bill Clinton when they were much younger – and a sweet quote to boot.
There’s a new product out to help the continuation of women’s oppression – Vaginal Tightening Cream. Yep. Go forth, read and be very afraid.
Eva Wiseman discusses how female nudity in films always ‘means’ something when it’s non-supermodel bodies that are being shown.
The Early Bird Catches the Worm shares her thoughts after attending the Melbourne Writer’s Festival event ‘Notes on Women in Culture’.