Welcome to Monday ~ 25 November 2013

beachbodyWelcome to Monday dear feminausts! Summer attempted to creep into Melbourne this weekend – albeit amidst crazy downpours. I cannot wait for full-blown summer to arrive – these legs be needin’ sun!

And don’t forget it’s White Ribbon Day today!

On to the links…

She Who Must Not Be Named Award

I haven’t given out this award in a while, but this lady truly deserves it! Her name is Charlotte Laws, and she took on the king of revenge porn. He rued the day he ever messed with her daughter and sent the internet after her! Must. Read.

Zoe’s Law

Zoe’s Law was recently passed in the NSW lower house of parliament. Van Badham assures us that we should be very afraid.

International Men’s Day caused quite a stir… due to this White Paper:

The Modern (Aussie) Man White Paper was been prepared by advertising/marketing behemoth M&C Saatchi Australia. The paper trumpets that Australian men are “so conditioned to being told they’re wrong, they’ve developed gender issue laryngitis”.

Sam de Brito (surprisingly!) uncritically backs up the findings of the report.

Clem Bastow does not agree.

Michael Salter does not agree either.

Dudes ‘n stuff

Enough With the Ridiculous Studies on How Men Change Because of Women

Jeremy Meltzer, White Ribbon Day Ambassador, asks where is the male outrage at violence against women?

This is great: Trio of Australian dads to create online space and documentary on modern fatherhood.

It’s a feminist life

Got a spare shoebox lying around? Fill it with goodies and send it to New Day Box, they will make sure it gets to women and children living in domestic violence crisis accommodation on Christmas Day.

Mindy, at Hoyden About Town, discusses why she loves selfies. I’m convinced, I love selfies too now.

Rachel Hills defends Miley Cyrus’ right to call herself a feminist.

Catherine Deveny rejects the idea that being a mother is the most important job in the world.

The delightful Birdee Mag talks pubes!

And in an unsurprising twist, Fox anchor blames glass ceiling on ‘ladybrains’.

A report by the COAG Reform Council finds that forty-six per cent of disadvantaged Australian women between 18 and 24 aren’t in work or in higher education. The report looks at the outcomes for women and girls in Australia – it ain’t pretty.

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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.

One thought on “Welcome to Monday ~ 25 November 2013

  1. Im glad I’m not the only one defending mileys right to call herself a feminist. To deny her is snobby, elitist and sets back the cause. We should be willingly inviting her and other young girls in!

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