Welcome to Monday evening dear feminausts! Apologies for the late post today, and missing out on last week’s round up. We are all tied up with organising our padraiser for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre on this Thursday night! I hope you’ve all bought your tickets and menstruation products!
She Who Must Not Be Named Award
Surprisingly, the Award this week goes to the Herald Sun for getting four of Victoria’s most powerful men to declare war on family violence. Putting aside the obvious linguistic issue of declaring war on violence, I’m really impressed at the Herald Sun for initiating this campaign and providing a platform the community conversations around domestic violence to change. Also, Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police Ken Lay has already proven himself an ally in this area and it’s great he’s taking part in this campaign too. Also, this is genius: Massachusetts’ Simple Solution for Preventing Domestic Homicide.
Feminists not putting up with patriarchal bullshit (this is the section for you, if you need a quick pick-me-up)
Kate Fridkis takes aim at people who roll their eyes and tell women to just get a thicker skin, as if gender inequality isn’t actually real or doesn’t need addressing.
Since PM Gillard was replaced, Anne Summers is mad as hell and not ready to play nice.
Periods! And asylum seekers!
Support Crimson Movement‘s pozible campaign to publish a children’s book to promote a positive cultural understanding of menstruation through the eyes of a child.
Stella Crawford asks ‘where are we going wrong with women in sport?’ at Lip Mag.
General sexism and homophobia
Yeah, so some douchebag offered women as ‘perks’ in a programming job, Andrew P Street takes on the bros.
Kevin Rudd’s sister and the ‘Gay Agenda’
The Seven Step Misogyny Detox, by James Arvanitakis. What do you think?
Mindy (at Hoyden Around Town) comments on Ruby Hamad’s cultural appropriation critique of Lauren Shield’s book about dressing ‘modestly’ for 9 months to subvert the American beauty culture. Wow, long complicated sentence. Sorry.
No point paraphrasing this… ‘I Talked About Sex With Singaporeans—Their Reaction Surprised Me’