Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
- An Australian double standard
- Update on "coma man" Rom Houben: Dr. Steven Laureys still just doesn't get it
- Naturalizing Male Harassment of Women in Dance
- The boys’ turn
- The Maguindanao Massacre
- ID cards now available to people living in Manchester
- Interesting (Where "interesting" = "totally predictable.")
- Carnival Against Sexual Violence. #83
- Federal Opposition Follies: how it looks to a feminist
- The female Andrew Jackson
- This is what justice looks like?
- Questioning the merit of meritocracy.
– Our government refuses to fund an atheist conference while blithely funding a religious convention.
– Orac lays it down on facilitated communication and Rom Houben
– “My question is: Is this theme gendered? That is, is it usually the woman who is desperately trying to escape the man and her attraction to him, and not vice versa?”
– “the perplexing sight that is a bunch of cute babies wearing slogans positively screaming “my parents are finding baby cuteness a very stifling time in their lives, please give them some shock and disgust so they can still feel young and rebellious”.”
– [trigger warning] I’ve read nothing in the MSM about this – how about you?
– “as seems to be the norm with this project, there’s a catch”
– “I find it interesting who suddenly has an interest in domestic violence, when it’s a woman accused of doing it”
– Abbott can be a gift for feminists in Australia, but he is a dangerous gift. Make sure you’ve got your bomb disposal kit handy.
– Violet Socks lays out how Sarah Palin is already running for President, and how political opponents need to stop insinuating that she’s any nuttier than most other Republicans, just point out that she isn’t any better than most other Republicans, and that is more than bad enough.
– “This is the Swiss chalet where Roman Polanski — an admitted, convicted, and escaped rapist — will be confined to house arrest after being released on bail.”
– Do “we all learn” that hard work pays off? Or do lots of us learn that hard work is expected but that if we talk about our work/achievements we will be shunned as uppity/unattractive?