Femmostroppo Reader, September 10th 2012

Apologies for my long linkfest hiatus, and now back to your normal programming! If you follow me on Twitter, you may have already seen these items of interest encountered recently in my feed-reader or via twitter (please consider following some of the bloggers/tweeters). What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments. Shameless self-promotion entirely welcome!

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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8 replies

  1. But I like to think that things like stalking and harassment should be addressed and dealt with whenever we can, and to the best of our individual ability. I know that everyone has their limits, and not everyone can deal with directly addressing this problem. You should definitely pick your battles. But you’ll never win the war unless you fight sometime. Always keeping your head down, sticking to “the work” as if it will go away if you ever get the guts to look up, is not only harmful to you, it’s nothing like respect, and it enables the cycle of emotional violence to continue.

    Colleen Doran
    From here.

  2. Mary Beard is my hero. Just sayin’.

  3. Shameless indeed. I brazenly ignored my blog for a while and am recently getting back into it with some feminist reviews of girly films and some random thoughts on gendered aspects of my life.
    Legally Blonde
    Bride Wars
    Rape Jokes
    Anticipating Panto

  4. Terrible argument against the label “wicked” problems, using wicked witches pejoratively to denote evil, malfeasance and irrationality promoted by Paul Harris on the Conversation. I have a go at it but don’t think it should be allowed to stand unchallenged.

  5. I’m with you Jo. Mary Beard was awesome.
    I can’t believe they’re making such a fuss about her in the UK. I always had the impression they were much more relaxed (compared to the US say) about putting unconventionally attractive people on camera.

    • I just watched the lastlatest episode of Mary Beard’s show Meet The Romans tonight. I don’t much care how she looks, I do care more how she thinks, and apart from that she looks like a perfectly normal elderlyolder woman who is probably quite a bit fitter than most of her critics, seeing as she’s willing to cycle around Rome (lots of hills).

  6. I thought historians were allowed to be a little bit dusty and eccentric. I will not allow history to be sexed up! It.stops.with.me.
    Mary Beard is excited and enthusiastic about history and says interesting stuff in a way that makes you want to go there and see it for yourself (or me at least). She is everything a historian on TV should be.


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