Welcome to Monday ~ 17 December 2012

Chick Lit (Melbourne-based feminist book club) met to discuss 'The Great Feminist Denial' by Zora Simic and Monica Dux.

Chick Lit (Melbourne-based feminist book club) met to discuss ‘The Great Feminist Denial’ by Zora Simic and Monica Dux last week.

Hello dear feminausts. We’re very sorry for not managing to deliver a W2M for you last week – life is getting away from us! I hope this post makes up for it, and over the next few weeks I will have a bit more time to contribute a few extra posts here and there on the site. If there’s anything you’ve written that you’d like to share with us please email to info@feminaust.org. This site it meant as a platform for your voice, not just ours.

‘She Who Must Not Be Named’ Award

Straight girls respond to the videos from gay men, straight men and lesbian women warring over who will get to marry their boyfriends, in the name of marriage equality of course. I love this video because it says exactly what I was thinking when I watched those videos – “do the ‘girlfriends’ so frequently bandied about as currency in the marriage-equality-video-war saga get a say in who they have a relationship with?” Also, all of the tired, completely un-funny stereotypes made those earlier videos even worse. 

International news

AWID interviews three Egyptian women’s rights activists about their hopes and concerns since Egypt’s first free elections this year.

A.O. Scott discusses 2012 as Hollywood’s year of heroine worship.

Communication

Anne Summers writes about the PM’s strategy of circumventing mainstream media by connecting to Australians through online networks and tools. It’s pretty awesome.

Jane Caro cracks the shits at those ‘mummy bloggers’ who are threatening the good of the Australian nation by making money, and other such things.

Be Bro-Choice: A Public Service Announcement from Sarah Silverman.

Women’s representation, aka blue milk’s own section this week

blue milk discusses the ‘damaged women’ vote tripe coming from Australian economist Dr Steven Kates.

A Life Unexamined (sorry for the wrong attribution before!) talks about why Martha Jones of Doctor Who is a strong feminist character, and questions why everyone hates on her so much.

Mamamia

A post was written on Mamamia about Anne Hathaway’s underwear debacle. I believe it’s truly awful and misses the point entirely.

You Are Doing That Wrong penned a nice piece about Mamamia and its double standards.

Buying shit

Ms Magazine provides us with a non-gendered Christmas gift guide.

I just love Jezebel‘s article titles, so this one is taken directly from the source: ‘Feminist Group Continues to Fuck With Victoria’s Secret By Sneaking ‘Consent Panties’ Into Stores’.

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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.

6 thoughts on “Welcome to Monday ~ 17 December 2012

  1. I think you got one of the links mixed up – it was me who wrote the Martha Jones post, not blue milk! The link works all right, it’s just the description that’s wrong. 🙂

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