Welcome to Monday ~ 6 May 2013

Pure Reason Revolution - Chloë AlperHi there all you fabulous feminausts! Lots of links for you this week. Also – we’re on the look out for a Friday feminaust for next week. If you’re keen to sit down and pen a piece about what feminism means to you, go forth! Then email it to us! It’s about time we got the Friday feminaust series back up and running.

On to the links…

Geoffrey Barker is an idiot, but let’s give him airtime anyway

Here is Geoffrey Barker’s article that sparked instant outrage.

Brendan Roberts responds, defending female journos.

Sam De Brito responds, defending Barker’s swipe at TV journalism while emphasising that there are idiot male TV journos out there as well. 

Sex, sexualisation & preventing sexual violence

A Melbourne couple aborted their pregnancy when they found out they had conceived a girl, instead of a boy.

Rachel Hills writes about the complicated dynamic of having enough sex, and being seen to be having enough sex.

Jamie Utt looks at ways to prevent sexual violence.

Andie Fox writes about sexualisation of girls and what’s missing from the public conversation about this issue.

Women in leadership

Fabulous words from the General Secretary of the World YWCA:

“Resiliency is not about absorbing pain forever,” — Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, General Secretary, World YWCA, speaking at InterAction Forum in Washington, D.C.

It’s here – Cosmarxpolitan – putting Marxist politicians/leaders on cosmo covers. As if this didn’t happen sooner?!

Should CEO bonuses have gender targets attached?

Erin Hardee gives us 11 reasons why women still face barriers in the science community.

Rose Powell says ‘Quit procrastinating corporate Australia and get more women into leadership’. Good on her!

All Joe Hockey can offer us to try to improve representation of women in leadership positions is mentoring – gee thanks for nothing.

Race and prejudice

Taxi drivers in Melbourne refuse to pick up Aboriginal actors (some of them world-renowned).

Kai M Green writes about navigating black masculinity as a transman.

Eat the Damn Cake celebrates her sexy, balding man with back hair.


Sam Squiers discusses the possibility of elite female athletes playing alongside elite male athletes – and what does that mean for women’s sport more generally?


Vivian Maier – a quiet, mysterious nanny in the 1950s – may have been one of the most incredible photographers of her time, but she’s only just been discovered…

You want more links?

Opinions @ bluebec give us their link round up!

Geek Feminism gives us their weekly round up – beautifully titled ‘I’ll be post-linkspam in the post-patriarchy‘.

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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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