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.
Junkee came up with some headline ideas for them in case they ever run out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Further to that, why are those who don’t take that path assumed gay?