The feminaust month that was February!

Sorry I’ve been a slack – oh, I’ve been very busy planning a rather adventurous adventure riding my horse from Melbourne to Canberra through the mountains and feminaust has been the victim. Thankfully Scarlett has been keeping up with her once a month W2Ms so I’m going to try to redeem myself a little bit by doing a recap of the month that was February 2015 and then you can look forward to W2M from Scarlett in your web browser on Monday March 2nd!!

I’m afraid there will then be more radio silence until I’m back on the interwebs in mid-April. So I hope you don’t miss me too much and enjoy the links from the feminaust montht that was February 2015.

The shitstorm that is raging about the Human Rights Commisioner Gillian Triggs, stinks of many things, including sexism and misogyny, a complete absence of logic and some pretty crap basic literacy skills. Here’s a few of the articles I read;

From The Women’s Agenda “I stand with Gillian”

From the Guardian, If only they would stop and listen they might save themselves a lot of trouble.

And from the Sydney Morning Herald “reading is for chumps”

Anyone who watched Q&A on Monday 23rd Feb could be forgiven for thinking that family violence is rife in this country… oh wait, it is. 14 women have died at the hands of the partner or former partner this year. THIS YEAR. It’s only the end of February. So the ABC bravely gave us four men and a couple of birds to talk about the problem. Here is some of the commentary;

From the Guardian

Instead of capitalising on their expertise in family violence, Rosie Batty and Natasha Stott Despoja were used on a Q&A special to interpret and validate men


From Clementine Ford

Do not be fooled into thinking that the ABC and its audience are above the kind of shallow sexism that defines the rest of society.


It’s not about February but March is International Women’s Day month so here’s what’s happening around the nation.

In Melbourne Y Listen is a music fundraiser for YWCA Victoria. An organisation close to feminaust’s heart.

Around the country the National Association for Women in Construction is hosting breakfasts and other events.

In Sydney, the Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Helen Conway, is in conversation.

Quentin Bryce is having breakfast at the Zonta Club in Brisbane.

Business Chicks is hosting a breakfast in Perth

Diamonds of Devonport are having a dinner.

And a million other events near you. Check out the official events page for more information.

Check out this Black February Feminist line up.

Want a cool women’s rights job? Check these ones out!


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About MsElouise

MsElouise is a community programs worker and feminist from Melbourne Australia. She likes to travel, write, rant and make people feel uncomfortable about their assumptions. She hopes to one day be remembered for changing the world just a little bit. Right now she does this by proving that teenage girls are a higher order of beings.

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