Welcome to Monday dearest feminausts! As MsEloise mentioned last week, we are gearing up to attend Women Deliver in Malaysia from 28 – 30 May. Look forward to lots of tweetings (or are they tweets?), stupid photos of us refuelling on coffee each morning and perhaps even some blogging… if you’re lucky!
‘She Who Must Not Be Named’ Award
Helen Razer looks at the evolution of Destroy the Joint, and asks where to next? It echoes a few things I’ve been thinking about, especially whether calling out sexism left, right and centre will be enough to create lasting change. And what does the feminist movement in Australian need to do now? Considering we’re on the brink of a god-awful election campaign that’s sure to include discussions about ‘modern women’ and which politician is most pro-women of them all – we had better tackle this opportunity with a bit of strategy. MsElouise has already given this some thought…
Feminism, day-to-day and at home
The Early Bird Catches the Worm asks whether she can be a feminist and love professional wrestling?
blue milk gives us her opinions, ones which she’s not sure anyone else holds…
There’s a new app that will help you boycott businesses (or at least know which ones to boycott) that don’t align with your beliefs.
Women’s Agenda looks at research, recently released, which shows Australian women are still spending around twice as many hours on child care and household duties than men, even once women increase their time in paid employment.
More Caberet pays tribute to her father in ‘Why I Don’t Diet – An Ode to My Father‘.
Megan Clement-Couzner writes about Femen, action, Mia Freedman, and seeing racism.
Government & politics
Women’s Agenda gives us a run down on what to expect from the Federal Budget.
Anne Summers takes on Tony Abbott’s paid parental leave policy and argues for investment in childcare instead.
Jonathon Horn writes about Anna Krien’s Night Games, a book which follows the rape trial involving a Victorian footballer. Great article about the privilege and sexism in footy (and other sport) cultures, from the perspective of someone who knows footy culture first-hand.
blue milk shares an extract from Kiese Laymon’s article in Gawker – “Kanye West is better at his job than I am at mine (but I’m way better at being a fake-ass feminist)”
A Life Unexamined shares her feminist findings from studying Cicero’s Pro Caelio speech, made way back in ye old ancient times.
Ideologically Impure tells it like it is – ill-fitting bras are tools of patriarchy.
Clem Bastow investigates the occurrence of the male diva, and why they are treated differently to female divas.
Woo hoo – stay at home dads!
International women’s stuff
UN Women is looking for a new Executive Director, here’s the shortlist.
The Early Bird Catches the Worm gives us her weekly round up.