Welcome to Monday! ~ 1st July 2013

934780_10151370373030706_1991750578_nHappy 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.

Gillard

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.

Why Gillard’s female ministers should stay.

A Gillard legacy, today Disability Care has been lauched across the country.

Woman

Clementine Ford discusses the weakness of being a woman in Australia.

Actor Ellen Page calls for more feminist pornography.

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.

Sexism

A guide to sexism by a middleclass white guy

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.

The battle against Men Who Explain Things

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).

Cool dudes

A video representation of what to do when you find a drunk girl passed out on a couch.

Even gay men don’t have a right to touch women without permission.

Social Media

Drink coasters with anti-prostitution messages…..interesting way of getting your point  of view across!

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About MsElouise

MsElouise is a community programs worker and feminist from Melbourne Australia. She likes to travel, write, rant and make people feel uncomfortable about their assumptions. She hopes to one day be remembered for changing the world just a little bit. Right now she does this by proving that teenage girls are a higher order of beings.

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