Welcome to Monday dear feminausts. I wasn’t able to attend, but seeing everyone’s photos from last night’s Light The Dark vigil for asylum seekers – and the death of Reza Berati – made me feel both connected to the event, and inspired to see so many people in solidarity. Regardless of where people come from, we are all human and deserving of respect. I hope the events across Australia last night are the start of a movement of Australians pushing back against the current state of Australian-owned inhumanity and tyranny towards asylum seekers. Let’s continue to connect, stand together in solidarity, and make our resistance known.
On to the links…
Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry: ‘I will not accept online misogyny’
After Myf Warhurst noticed that Jimmy Carr seemed to be on more panel shows than all Britain’s women comics put together, she wondered who was to blame…
Bluebec reminds us it’s time (again) to stop using gay as an umbrella term.
Want to learn how to masturbate? There’s an app for that!
Ellen and Rebel Wilson formed a rap duo and then made a video! I am crying with laughter, CRYING!
Prepare to see Harnaam Kaur, from Slough, rock her awesome beard. (I personally don’t think she needs to qualify her awesomeness by saying how feminine she still feels).
Lip Mag gives us an article on violence against women, and how it’s Australasia’s cultural problem.
An Ode to Hairy Female Armpits. Written by a man, and made me laugh out loud inappropriately on the tram.