As per usual, please don’t shoot the messenger – share, discuss and analyse all that we have to offer in this week’s round up of feminist happenings.
‘She Who Must Not Be Named’ Award
Clem Ford gives us handy Feminist Grooming Tips. What a very funny and clever lady. Seriously made my day!!!!!!! AND THIS TOO: New federal protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status commenced on 1 August 2013.
Twitter is still not a safe space for women
In case you missed this: Caroline Criado-Perez spearheaded a campaign to replace Charles Darwin’s image with Jane Austen’s on a British banknote, and her efforts were rewarded by a sustained Twitter attack.
Hadley Freeman teaches us how to use the internet without being a loser.
Stella Creasy: ‘Twitter’s inadequate action over rape threats is itself an abuse’
Women and the Middle East
In the Midst of a Warzone there’s an Afghani Skateboarding School for Girls (apologies for the unfortunate American Apparel ad).
Danielle Scions talks about sharia law, the UAE and women’s rights.
Ladies and their bits
Patricia Niklas discusses the new Robin Thicke and Pharrel song ‘Blurred Lines’, and how it misrepresents what consent should look like.
Naomi McAuliffe responds to Anna Botting’s bewilderment at why Princess Kate had a baby bump AFTER she had given birth.
Sammy J hits back at Kotex’s stupid-ass sport pantyliners. Sorry for the repeat post but I just really love it!
It’s a man’s world.
Suzanne Moore explains how the backlash against feminism aims to preserve the ‘manosphere’
We’re in a crisis of masculinity – fantastic article by Clem Bastow.
Thank you Lip Mag, but how depressing – in brief: study finds Australia has one of the most sexist job markets in the world.
Ashe Dryden talks about being a queer woman programmer in the tech industry.