Femmostroppo Reader 2013-02-08

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 or pithy observations in comments. Shameless self-promotion entirely welcome!


  1. US #media yet again conceals newsworthy government secrets | Glenn Greenwald http://gu.com/p/3dj4n/tw  via @guardian #secrecy #journalism

  2. This can’t be said enough. Why we should be suspicious of politicians campaigning on cost of living. From @BernardKeane http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/02/07/the-strange-case-of-the-national-delusion-on-cost-of-living/ …

  3. Megan and Grace Phelps Leave Westboro http://bit.ly/WQgoSK  (on Skepchick)

  4. jemima kahn on how julian assange alienated his allies (long but worth the read) http://bit.ly/11KVbxi  (just follow @ben_hr already ok)

  5. #NOTBUYINGIT: The Problem Is Far Bigger Than Audi’s #BraveryWins http://bit.ly/11JJPos  (on Tiger Beatdown)
  6. Really interesting research on similarities/differences with spread of folk tales and gene exchange: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=genes-mix-faster-than-folk-tales …

  7. Eastern quolls officially extinct on Australian mainland http://bit.ly/11pd1Xo  adorable little carnivores are also known as marsupial cats

  8. Terrifying evacuation on Manus. Asylum seekers believed they were going to die. I’ve posted their message on my blog. http://www.wendybacon.com/2013/who-is-responsible-for-asylum-seekers-on-manus-terrifying-evacuation/ …

  9. Ireland says sorry to the 10,000 ‘women slaves’ of its Catholic workhouses who were locked up and… http://bit.ly/11o6Ti1  via @MailOnline

  10. #Kiva Microfinance: changing the world one step at a time http://ow.ly/hdl2s  #empower #poverty

  11. Proud that all six Muslim Labour MPs voted for equal marriage today, dispelling the Daily Mail myth that we’re all intolerant extremists.

  12. Excellent, thoughtful piece by @alicearnold1 on same sex marriage: “If I win the lottery you do not become poorer” http://soc.li/StuLl3f 

  13. All this talk about restaurant work has reminded me how much I need to read Dorothy Sue Cobble on waitresses unions: http://www.amazon.com/Dishing-Out-Waitresses-Twentieth-American/dp/0252061861 …

  14. When politicians worry more about pleasing certain industries than about serving the people who elect them… http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/the-four-industries-that-rule-australia-20130205-2dwew.html …
  15. Emotional Labour – The enforced happiness of Pret A Manger – Timothy Noah http://on.tnr.com/WP0k0w 

  16. No, that waitress isn’t flirting with you. http://bit.ly/12qSKzR

  17. Picture desk live: the best news pictures of the day, including a facial reconstruction of #RichardIII http://gu.com/p/3dhgy/tw 

  18. UK 2013. Police shut down contractor supplying care to pensioner.Noone thinks to bring food. She dies. .http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/topstories/10206396.Pensioner_dies_after_being_left_to_starve_for_nine_days/ …

  19. When people say ‘if gays can marry, could a man then marry his horse?’ I always silently add ‘asking for a friend’ to the question.

  20. International Wheelchair Rugby Qualifiers kick off in Ireland this week http://ow.ly/hqcf0

  21. RT @COPMIorg: Kids & teens: A message from other young people when you have a parent with #mentalillness http://bit.ly/11DGMCY 

  22. For all the talk of “humorless feminists,” no one, anywhere, ever, is more humorless than a macho guy when gender norms are threatened.

  23. Today BoM released Special Climate Statement on the recent extreme rainfall and flooding in QLD and NSW http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs44.pdf …

  24. Huh: Kids today have a richer notion of pop culture because so much more of it is available to them: http://ow.ly/hpzRH  @guardian


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