You know what else I’m freaking out about? NO, NICOLA ROXON, NO! (Also a good article about juggling parenting with full-time careers, although does not scrutinise the role of co-parenting). Also, Hillzdog has finished up as Secretary of State. I hope she goes away to have a nice long sleep before she (fingers crossed!) begins her presidential campaign.
Anyway. Welcome to Monday peeps, please don’t shoot the messenger. If you have any wonderful musings to contribute please let us know, we’re keen to showcase Aussie feminists wherever we can!
‘She Who Must Not Be Named’ Award
Mindy at Hoyden Around Town analyses kids movies – yes I know, isn’t she brilliant?! – to see if they pass the Bechdel Test (you know, the one that asks if there were any women characters in movies just cos, not just because the male lead needed a love interest/sidekick).
Hark! A Vagrant gives us an awesome comic about straw feminists.
I would totally love my skateboarding, public transport taken’, beau to read what he’s reading. You know, if I had one.
You’re Doing That Wrong gives us a lovely ranty post about sexism in advertising, and how the worst offenders generally defend the sexism as ‘tongue-in-cheek’ – yeah – like we’re all idiots.
Yes another article defending the relevance of feminism to a television personality who has disowned the word. It talks about hypersexualisation and that women can be so much more. Also, the title is quite confusing: Feminism ISN’T a dirty word. The girls I’ve met need it more than ever: As Mary Berry attacks feminism, an acclaimed author hits back
Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don’t leave – you all must watch this.
Ideologically Impure discusses the current discussion on abortion rights in New Zealand.
Given all the hype about the Les Miserables film, I thank Idelogically Impure for her post on why she hates Jean Valjean.
If this W2M wasn’t enough, The Early Bird Catches the Worm has done her own exquisite weekly round up.