Welcome to Monday ~ 14 January 2013

Helpful hint from my local building site... Welcome to Monday dear feminausts. To help get you through Monday here is a collection of feministy stuffs we found on the internet (and some of it via fabulous Australian feminist bloggers).

It’s just for you! Go forth and debate, share and exclaim!

She Who Must Not Be Named Award

The Award this week goes to Ben Pobjie for making me laugh at Larry Pickering. Noice one dude.

Boys and Girls

allisims discusses why the only thing worse than a fairy princess is a fairy prince.

An article on Slate attempts to reframe the question ‘why do girls dress like sluts?’ by asking, ‘what’s so bad about being a slut?’.

Ideologically Impure picks up the idea from Hoyden About Town that perhaps, boys don’t work as hard at school as girls because they don’t have to.

Corrine Grant gives us outrage over Cottees’ idea of a great ‘battle of the sexes’ competition.

Sex and sexual assault

Ms Naughty talks about porn and erotica, and how feminists have used the terms differently – mainly to differentiate between sexy or degrading content.

Amanda Taub asks, ‘What If We Responded to Sexual Assault by Limiting Men’s Freedom Like We Limit Women’s?

Jessica Valenti is being awesome again. Here she writes about how rape culture keeps women responsible for male sexuality.

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article discusses misogyny and its bedfellow, masculine fear of vulnerability (especially around women).

Aussie Current Affairs

Eva Cox writes at The Conversation that Tony Abbott may be sexist and stuck in the 1950s, however he’s not a misogynist. Tigtog at Hoyden About Town discusses this article and another article in the Australian about Tony Abbott’s feminist credentials.

News With Nipples explores the Sydney Morning Herald’s problem with women.

Mindy at Hoyden About Town discusses the Kayser f-up on twitter this week, and asks ‘what then is a reasonable expectation if you have invited someone over to watch a movie?’.

A Life Unexamined takes a look at the discussion going on about Gina Rinehart, feminism and philanthropy.

Obviously we can’t post everything we find on the internet here *sigh* – The Early Bird Catches the Worm’s weekly round up is your best next bet though!


Women’s Agenda discusses the gender gap online – there are 200 million more men than women online.

Annie Stevens at the Daily Life talks about how it’s totes ok for smart women to talk about frivilous things – like cake. Mmmmm.

An article at the Guardian by Suzanne Moore discusses getting in trouble for comments about sexuality and transgender, and the breakdown of the social contract.

Sally Baxter reflects on 2012 and looks forward to 2013, including her own aspirations and anxieties regarding her blogging presence.

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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.

3 thoughts on “Welcome to Monday ~ 14 January 2013

  1. Can I recommend that you all read the comments after the Amanda Taub article? I would normally NEVER recommend reading comments but it’s a rather fascinating look at how dense some men are when their privilege is questioned….even in satire.

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