Welcome to Monday ~ 10 September 2012

Welcome to Monday dear feminausts. We hope you are enjoying the sunshine (and unpredictable weather) of Spring! Here’s a list of links to get your feminaust juices flowing at the start of the week.

Don’t shoot the messenger and if you feel like responding to anything you’ve read, email us at info@feminaust.org.

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.

Activism

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

Briana Domjen writes about sexism in the seventies and its portrayal in Puberty Blues.

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.

HillzDog

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.

Women’s bodies

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.

Literature 

The Early Bird Catches the Worm shares her thoughts after attending the Melbourne Writer’s Festival event ‘Notes on Women in Culture’.

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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.

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