Welcome to Monday dear feminausts!
Well, the federal election campaign is slowly wearing down the souls of each and every Australian. The policies get more ridiculous and, in the case of asylum seekers, cruel. The Tony Abbott gaffes and the Kevin Rudd selfies just keep on coming.
In election-campaign-spirit – the She Who Must Not Be Named Award goes to this piece from Mike Carlton which appears to be quoting T.Abbott verbatim. Not unsurprising but still very scary. Putting it in its broader context is Ed Butler, who has written a fantastic piece about Tony Abbott’s ‘gaffes’ and how they are part of a trend (his sexist, I love the 1950s, trend) – and that we should all be very afraid.
Confessions of a Stuffed Olive talks about intersectionality and feminism, and how non-intersectional feminism just perpetuates patriarchal power structures within the movement.
If Disney Princesses had instragram, this is what their feed might look like…
FactCheck look into the Christian Democrats’ claim that same-sex couples are awash with cash, while hetero couples are ‘the most oppressed Australians in our economy’. It’s bullshit, obviously.
Jalees Rehman explores why there’s no male pill yet, and when we could expect it. Interesting discussion overall and well worth a read but I was annoyed to read the evaluation of how seriously we should take side effects (more seriously for men, obviously) and the assertion that perhaps men deserve ‘tailored’ contraception (what about the ladies?).
“Straight Male Gamer” told to ‘get over it’ by BioWare – It’s refreshing to see someone promoting equality and respect – and not bowing to male privilege – who isn’t traditionally associated with the equality movement.
Apparently straight men are boycotting marriage because us ladies be cray-cray.