The Australian federal election countdown is on! How terrifying. I’m in complete denial, to be honest. However, I have put a little ‘surprise’ at the bottom of this post for you. So, with that in mind, on to the links!
A sexologists two cents worth – a must read!
Soraya Chemaly makes the point: ‘Miley Cyrus acted like a male pop star at the VMAs. But she’ll get criticized like a female one’
Jordi Brown responds to a blog post which hopes that Miley Cyrus will be a lesson to her daughter (not in a nice way either).
Mamatoga offers up some alternative role models for her daughter.
Daniel Dalton writes about the use of the term ‘slut’ and the important of SlutWalk (held in Melbourne on Saturday).
Jaclyn Friedman spoke at the Boston SlutWalk, this is what she said: ‘You can call us that name, but we will not shut up’
We should expect better
feminaust looked at the Coalition’s Paid Parental Leave policy this week, Julie McKay (from UN Women Australia) also wrote about it.
There was an attack on an indigenous community in Broome. A fucking bomb was thrown at them.
Early Bird Catches the Worm talks about the ‘Destroying the Joint?’ session at Melbourne Writers Festival, where panellist Stella Young was not able to access the stage.
I don’t know why we need to be reminded, but John Laws is a dinosaur and always will be. He had a go at Therese Rein about why she didn’t take KRudd’s name.
Sarah Dowse charts the story of a coalition of women across four political parties came together to force approval of RU486.
Prof Emily Oster is encouraging us to think critically about ‘pregnancy rules’.
From Deborah Orr on the Guardian: Gender stereotyping is unhelpful and counter-productive – whoever’s doing it.
Oh and this too… remember this when you’re voting next week.