Femmostroppo Reader December 19, 2010

Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. Yet more Wikileaks traincrash dominates, sadly. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.

  • Shine on, crazy Wikileaks leaks
  • – “The widespread willingness to have people engaged in basic journalism executed without trial demonstrates in a way that all the elections in the world couldn’t that Americans are getting the authoritarian government that we bring on ourselves. “

  • On #Mooreandme, Fucking Up, and Apologies
  • – “If we’re ever to break the myth of the flawless progressive hero — a myth that is unproductive, a myth that breaks hearts — we need to start learning how to recover from mistakes. Because they happen; casual racism, sexism, rape apologism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, ageism, classism… Those things happen because we were taught to make them happen. Now we need to teach ourselves to stop them. Sure, we need to expect more. But expecting more doesn’t mean expecting perfection, the first time, every time. Expecting more is about making mistakes, being called out, engaging and learning from them. We learned that shit in pre-school.”

  • Hospital saves woman’s life; is told by Catholic leadership not to do it again.
  • – horrifying

  • Assange
  • – “Further, shaming and blaming and repeating rape apologist tropes does not suddenly become a good idea just because someone who has otherwise done things that make him a hero to some folks is also accused of rape. It’s still bad, and it’s still wrong, to invoke rape apologist language to defend him, whether the accused exposes important truths or makes really good movies. “

  • Title IX, Again
  • – “Title IX is the act which bans sex discrimination in education. You might not realize that it’s not just about college athletics, because that’s where all the backlash takes place.”

  • Links of Great Interest: Wooooooooo! 2011 is almost here
  • – linkalicious

  • #MooreandMe: Four Days Outside the Tower. I’m Scared. I’m Tired. I’m Crying. And I Won’t Stop.
  • – Sady Doyle pushes on

  • Do not fuck with masculinity
  • – “If my five year old daughter dressed up in a Spider Man costume for a preschool Halloween party and I put a photograph of her on my blog can you imagine that being controversial?”

  • Supporting Captain Clinch and Why Pronouns Matter
  • – “Isn’t this fantastic news? Not only did they listen, but they are also passing the link on to other journalists, so they can u the correct pronouns in the future.”

Disclaimer/SotBO: a link here is not necessarily an endorsement of all opinions of the post author(s) either in the particular post or of their writing in general.


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  1. My heart is bleeding for Sady right now. That woman has taken on the world, taken the world on her shoulders. I hope she’s getting enough support to keep her going.

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