if your solution to sexist abuse on the internet is, “Just don’t let anyone know your gender, or see a picture of you, or ever mention where you live”, you are so fucking awful, I can’t even.
Mumbrella: Sandilands threatens to hunt down ‘piece of shit’ News Limited journalist for reporting negative viewer reaction to show
Months later, the woman who spoke these four words is still dealing with cyber-harassment including rape and death threats
Ironically, no one hates high pressure sales tactics more than skeptics. We can’t stand it when a sales associate gets in our face and uses cheap psychological tricks to try to make us buy stuff we don’t want. We take it as an insult to our intelligence. We resent it.
How very disappointing, but sadly not surprising, that he turned out be such a smug, patronising git about more than just religious beliefs.
Two main “facts” in the headline. Two main “facts” completely and utterly wrong.
Because I’m pretty sure I’ve already won our game of bingo.
I thought Venus Williams was here to play tennis.
Headlines: “Student becomes new police chief in Mexican town” vs “Just 20, young mother becomes Mexican top cop”
On a day that the Coalition was devoting to winning the women’s vote, Mr Abbott questioned whether when Julia Gillard says no, she really means it.
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. (Bit of a big one, so links are behind the cut! Share this post? Related posts: The 75th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up! The 68th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up! Femmostroppo Reader – February… Read more →
Everyone’s talking about this prize-winning Toyota Yaris ad, winner of a competition organised by by Saatchi & Saatchi. Here it is, transcribed for you, for those who want to access the conversations but can’t access the ads. A white bloke in his late teens or very early twenties, dressed in dark pants and a white collared shirt, arrives at a… Read more →
The Birth Whisperer (and just about everyplace else in the birthosphere) has published a sign posted in the Aspen Women’s Center in Utah, USA. Description: A teal sign on an office wall, reading: Because the physicians at Aspen Women’s Center care about the quality of their patient’s[sic] deliveries and are very concerned about the welfare and health of your unborn… Read more →
Something that’s been bugging me in the increased abortion talk after George Tiller’s assassination is the derail into talking about sex ed and contraceptive availability. Sex ed and contraceptive availability and looking after babies are extremely important things. They’re vital. And they will also do nothing to reduce the rate of late-term abortion. (They won’t make earlier abortions go away… Read more →