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.
- my five fav tools to dialogue about justice
- D.C.'s Murderous Anti-Prostitution Policy
- Manslaughter defense still an option for Roeder
- Oh, Feminists, Can You Stop Telling People With Disabilities How To Take Care Of Their Bodies?
- Another Feminist Pet Peeve: Woman-Bashing Commenting
- How objectification silences women – the male glance as a psychological muzzle
- A real-life Mrs. Robinson
– “below are tools that i use in workshops that have proven to be really helpful. i use these because they shaped the way i view things. most of these deal with how to talk about ableism, access, the kind of activists we want to be, and the importance of making our movements relevant to people.”
– “Apparently all you need to do to be arrested for prostitution in D.C. is carry three or more condoms. Seriously.” (Actually, no.)
– “Hendricks dismisses the opposition to Wilbert’s decision as “hysterical fears from abortion-rights groups,” which doesn’t sit too well with me — when an Army of God representative tells the press that a voluntary manslaughter conviction for Roeder could mean more zealots “may be willing to take that risk” of murdering providers, a fear response from people on the front lines is only logical. That’s why it’s called “terrorism.”"
– “This attitude is especially troubling when it comes to disability matters, because it reinforces the idea that other people know more about women’s bodies than they do, and that doctors can and should force procedures on their patients. That ladies don’t know what’s good for them, and therefore it’s up to other people to tell them what to do. That women with disabilities can’t possibly make informed choices because there’s no way they could possibly know more than a mainstream feminist who is providing a lecture about “what’s good for you.””
– “Any article discussing women, gender relations or feminism is bound to attract the hateful comments, and by those I don’t mean comments debating the contents of the article but comments about What Is Wrong With Women:”
– great post from Ed Yong – the comments are full of troglodytes though
– “Clearly, women are fully capable of screwing up their families and careers with tawdry sex scandals, too. Go, humanity.”