Been a big week – Alan Jones managed to insult the nation (again), the Young Libs in Sydney also managed to insult the nation, Brunswick (VIC) was home to tragedy and some AFL team beat some other AFL team. And, 3 out of those 4 events occurred only 48 hours ago.
Here are some links to get you angry and hot under your feminist collar – please don’t shoot the messenger and if you feel the need to rant and write, we’d love to hear from you (firstname.lastname@example.org).
She Who Must Not Be Named Award
Victorian Women’s Trust recently released A Switch in Time – restoring respect to Australian politics. The fabulous Mary Crooks (Executive Director) has been out on the offensive promoting this wonderful piece of work. A Switch in Time is VWT’s call to action in the long standing quest for gender equality, their interest in strengthening Australian democracy and our commitment to care for the earth. Taken from the Foreword:
We have spent the last twelve months in an intensive effort – compiling, reading and analysing a wide range of articles, published opinions and other media reports; listening to radio programs and talk back; watching the coverage of national politics on television; and following comment and opinion through social media. We are placing this publication into the public arena with one aim in mind – to provide a commentary that assists women and men across the country to articulate their concerns about the negative currents affecting our political discourse; and in the expectation that they will resolve to challenge and re-direct things for the better.
Seriously read it… it’s the way of the future.
Clem Ford wrote a brilliant piece about the victim-blaming we saw in the media during the investigation into the disappearance of Jill Meagher. May Jill rest in peace, and some good come of this.
Raidah Shah Idil discusses what it’s really like to wear a hijab.
Jezebel reminds us that living in sin is good for our souls.
And more from the Daily Life, creepshots.
Who runs the world?
Side note, J.K. Rowling’s new book (not about Harry Potter) is actually pretty good.
A great piece reflecting on sexism in the workplace (then and now), titled Corporate Apartheid: a tale of two sexes, by Avril Henry.