Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. Please add interesting links of your own in the comments.
- Adventures in baby magazines
- Meanwhile, in Pakistan
- Feminist vs. Feminist
- Stephen Fry's letter to his 16-year-old self | Media | The Guardian
- Robot Explorers: Welcome to the 101st Carnival of Space!
- Rejecting The Gender Binary In Fashion
- Women in tech: the GoGaRuCo incident
- Drop It Like It’s Hot
- Cis Supremacy, Feminism and Women’s Shelters
May 5, 2009 – oh dear
May 5, 2009 – Quote: “Note that crimes like these remind other women what might happen to them if they rebel against the fundamentalist norms of the area. A hate crime? Hmm.”
May 5, 2009 – Naomi Wolf disappoints
May 4, 2009 – Many of you may have already seen this, but if you haven’t it’s a wry, affectionate piece about Fry’s good fortune (relatively) in coping with his emerging sexuality and how others are still not so lucky decades later
May 4, 2009 – geek it up!
May 4, 2009 – Quote: “The images also reveal a kind of sexism: androcentrism, or the valuing of things masculine over things feminine. As Kasmaneo mentions, girls can wear guys’ clothes without drawing much attention to themselves. This is because we value masculine things over feminine things and aren’t surprised when women want to do them. Nor are we disgusted by their participation because participation in masculine things does not, by and large, say something bad about you. Girls and women are, in fact, encouraged to do all kinds of masculine things: watch or play sports, become a doctor or lawyer, etc. But boys and men are largely discouraged from doing feminine things. Learning to knit, wanting to be a stay-at-home parent, becoming a nurse, and wearing make up or women’s clothes will, often, get boys and men teased, ostracized, or even attacked.”
May 4, 2009 – non-apologies abound
May 4, 2009 – Great links from Renee.
May 4, 2009 – uote: “The difference between my position though, and the position of Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter? That I believe all women are women regardless of trans history or lack there of. Because, you know, they are.”