Happy EOFY, too late to make any last minute financial contributions to get a tax break but next year we’ll be banging on your doors looking for contributions to EDITH, our trust fund for amazing feminists so watch out!
In other news I’m progressing on my winter project, the deconstruction followed by reconstruction of an antique horse drawn cart. Left is a photo of me being awesomely butch in my overalls and goggles, my absolute favourite moment is when I get to walk into Bunnings in my dirty overalls. All I need now is a tool belt!!
Ok, on to the links.
Like we could start with anything else, here’s some analysis on her, her Prime Ministerialness and recent events.
Gillard was the most “effective” Prime Minister in Australia History (also interestingly John Howard doesn’t even get a mention).
Thom Woodroofe reckons Gillard could be headed straight into the top job at UN Women, which to be honest is a pretty laughable contention. Gillard may have made some pretty great speeches about women and equality but she hardly stands up to other candidates, some of whom have spent their entire careers working for gender equality and the human rights of women around the world. I would certainly welcome Gillard making a move towards philanthropy and campaigning for women’s rights however an appointment as General Secretary of UN Women would be a questionable move by the UN king/queen makers.
A Gillard legacy, today Disability Care has been lauched across the country.
Clementine Ford discusses the weakness of being a woman in Australia.
Powerful Woman, fighting for the rights of women in non-traditional areas, eg: unions.
Having just asked for a pay rise myself, this is a read about women asking for pay rises.
The rise of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl and what it means for more boring parts for women in TV and film.
The head of the Australian Army with a video message to civilians and army personnel. The basic gist seems to be, “if you’re a sexist prick, get out of the army now” Like.
Doctors and Cosmetic Surgeons are advising women on how to “age gracefully” or in other words, how to “age in a way that causes the least distress to mens sensitive eyes).
Drink coasters with anti-prostitution messages…..interesting way of getting your point of view across!