Welcome to Monday ~ 4th May, 2015.

Counting dead Aussie women: 34 thus far this year.

9% to 12% of those have been Aboriginal women, which is way above their 3% representation in the general population.

Inspired by Gay’s musings on the topic, Ruby Hamad expands on Australia’s lack of racial diversity in commercials.

Leisure time is a feminist issue. I know it certainly is for me. I hate cooking so I make sure I’ve got enough food to last me lunches and dinners on the days I work ’cause the last thing I want to do is come home and prepare food. On the work front, I’m really busy with three jobs (day job, freelancing, Outback Championship Wrestling) and I was recently offered at (paid!) internship but I had to turn it down because I’m already burning the candle at both ends. And that’s the reason I won’t have kids: I don’t want to be an angry, resentful mother like my own mother sometimes was because I don’t have enough time for myself and no one appreciates me. So in a nutshell: I can relate.

Women’s website The Hoopla has folded, while News Ltd. and MamaMia release new ones.

Junkee came up with some headline ideas for them in case they ever run out.

Disability is a feminist issue we’re just not paying enough attention to.

A bitch is an opinionated woman who’s not especially beautiful while doing it.

How the way we speak about Hillary Clinton may influence her presidential bid.

The men’s rights movement doesn’t help men at all.

Calling out racism is great, but we need to be mindful that we aren’t perpetuating stereotypes and speaking for minorities when we stand up for them.

Why are Aussies so shit at dating?

Australia’s outrage over Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’s executions illustrates this country’s hypocrisy.

A Gay Old Time.

Bad Feminist and An Untamed State author Roxane Gay was in Australia in March, and Readings has a conversation with their staff members who went to see (hear?) her speak at The Wheeler Centre with Maxine Beneba Clarke.

Here she is, along with Jane Caro, talking sense into the other panelists on ABC’s The Drum.

Speaking with Margaret Throsby on ABC radio.

Junkee compiled all of Gay’s tweets about her observations of Australia and they are pretty on-point.

With Clementine Ford, Celeste Liddle, Tara Moss, Anita Sarkeesian and Germaine Greer at the All About Women festival talking about what it means to be a feminist. Some meaty stuff that often doesn’t get talked about at these kinds of events.

Shameless Self-Promotion Corner.

There’s nothing revolutionary or fantastical about 50 Shades of Grey: men abuse women in unequal relationships all the time.

Does Shonda Rhimes have a mistress problem?

Gender inequality and valuing abusive men who happen to be good at their jobs means World Wrestling Entertainment will never #GiveDivasaChance, the fan-driven hashtag that’s been dominating social media urging the biggest wrestling company in the world to give their female talent more air and wrestling time.

Animal welfare goes hand in hand with feminism, so I wrote a guide to making your beauty cabinet cruelty free.

Why are we obligated to celebrate people who take the well-traveled path?

Further to that, why are those who don’t take that path assumed gay?

The bonding ritual that is menstruation.

Some thoughts on Bruce Jenner.

Welcome to Monday ~ 2nd March, 2015.

Vale Lesley Gore, she of “It’s My Party” and “You Don’t Own Me”, feminist and LGBT activist.

Brocklesnitch on periods.

And while we’re on the topic, an oldie but a goodie from Ms.Elouise about the necessariness of periods.

I wrote about body image on Total Divas.

Cripface Oscar bait reigned supreme at this years’ Academy Awards.

Calling women “girls” hints at an infantalisation and undermining of women and their accomplishments: me at TheVine.

Meet the Feminist Fucker: a guy who sees feminists as the ultimate conquest.

Bitch Flicks had an unlikeable women theme week: here‘s their roundup featuring a piece from yours truly on the feminism of Cristina Yang.

Welcome to Monday! ~ 2nd February, 2015.

An interesting perspective on #askhermore and the capitalism of the red carpet.

Both Jezebel and Cosmo are talking vaginismus and vulvodynia, or painful sex.

I’m sick of consuming media about men.

Speaking of, why is some media given a free pass while other media is expected to be all things to all people? And usually there’s a gendered element.

How menstruation affects female sportswomen.

And while we’re on the topic, WTF was up with #twirlgate?!

I wrote about the choice to be a Total Diva, the reality show centered around women wrestlers.

What happens when your feminist heroes let you down?

Further to that, Germaine Greer puts her foot in her mouth again when speaking about trans women.

The Australian’s obituary for our highest-selling author Colleen McCulloch was a sexist shitstorm. Here’s how Twitter reacted.

Rosie Batty was named Australian of the Year this time last week, but will her crowning do anything to change the way we see domestic violence?

Here are all the abusive tweets feminist gaming critic Anita Sarkeesian receives in one week.

And this is what happened when Lindy West confronted her troll.

Instead of insisting that everyone’s beautiful, why don’t we work on placing less emphasis on beauty?

Saved by the bell hooks.

Welcome to Monday! ~ 5th January, 2015.

Hi everyone, and Happy New Year! I’m Scarlett Harris of The Scarlett Woman, and I’ll be chucking in my two cents worth of feminist links on the first Monday of every month for Welcome to Monday! In the meantime, check out my blog or Twitter for further feminist rantings.

Women’s hair, makeup and clothing aren’t about men.

We need to change the language surrounding sexual assault prevention.

Feminism is trendy now, you guys.

The year in rape.

*Cue shameless self-promotion* I hosted this month’s 80th Down Under Feminists Carnival if you’re thirsty for even more Aussie and Kiwi feminist goodness.