Welcome to Monday (evening) ~ 22 July 2013

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!

Today's front page of the Herald Sun (Victoria)

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.

Emma Griffin writes, ‘yeah sometimes I’m needy, but what the hell is wrong with that?’

Periods! And asylum seekers!

Have you bought your ticket to Christmas (Island) in July yet? The event is being held by feminaust and Crimson Movement to ‘padraise’ for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Material Aid fund!

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.

Sport

Stella Crawford asks ‘where are we going wrong with women in sport?’ at Lip Mag.

BBC dismisses Maria Miller’s demand for action over sports sexism

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?

Broadening horizons

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and the Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective are hosting The International Women, Peace and Security Agenda [pdf] on 15 August 2013.

Fifty tips for young women in the world

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’

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About IsBambi

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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