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By blue milk on July 7, 2012
This is a fabulous response from Brenda Chapman, (@brenda_chapman) one of the main writers behind Brave, whom I discovered when she started following me on Twitter (small world), where she answers the question of whether princesses are bad for girls: In the past couple of decades, in an obvious effort to toughen up those princesses […]
By blue milk on July 6, 2012
Yes, wheeeee! the title of this post is a pun. Here’s a terrific review over at Sociological Images (and the discussion that follows is interesting, too) of the new Soderbergh film, Magic Mike (which has opened to huge audience numbers), and it explains how even films about objectifying men don’t bother to reverse or neutralise […]
By blue milk on June 24, 2012
Björk possesses a soprano vocal range, apparently. She released her first solo album at the age of 11. But we all got to know her in Australia when she was in The Sugarcubes, which was pretty much the first Icelandic band to get popular success. And then she went off and had her solo career […]
By blue milk on June 23, 2012
This is a great piece at The Atlantic by Anne-Marie Slaughter – long and jam-packed with excellent points; it is a sophisticated discussion of women’s lives and the problems we encounter balancing work and family.. and you almost never see a nuanced discussion like this in the public arena.
By tigtog on June 17, 2012
This particular nugget comes from Pharyngula, where a post from PZ addressing rape culture led to a predictable influx of the usual victim-blaming rape myths as if they were commensense truths, leading to a predictably forceful pushback from the Pharyngulites, who do not let that crap stand. If readers would like to add their own favourite links addressing rape myths/culture in comments, I’d really like to see them.
Posted in ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, language, parenting, relationships, violence | Tagged abuse, nuggets of awesome, rape apologism, rape culture, rape myths, sexual assault | 10 Responses
By Mindy on June 9, 2012
Just when you think you have got it right, you find out how wrong you are.
By blue milk on June 4, 2012
Reading Clementine Ford’s piece in Daily Life on teenage sexuality something struck me about the young girls she was describing. The arrival of One Direction certainly took Australia by storm – mostly because nobody outside of the 12-17 year old teen girl bracket and a handful of their mothers had ever heard of them. But […]
By tigtog on June 2, 2012
Some of you may have noticed that I’ve not been posting as much as usual lately, and that for the last month I’ve been basically avoiding the Twitters. This is basically because of Real Life (TM) – specifically my health, other people’s health and the ever-growing to-do list.
By tigtog on June 1, 2012
From The F-Word Blog by Philippa Willitts – a comprehensive outline of common accessibility issues that ought to be considered by those running any social justice event.
By tigtog on May 28, 2012
“let’s pretend social interactions happen without social context”
By blue milk on May 27, 2012
Patti Smith is amazing. She’s pretty much written the path for women singer-songwriters, artists and poets and she has done it so well that men even want to be her. Because who doesn’t want to be Patti Smith, she’s humble and wise and brilliant and tough and compassionate? More than anything though, Smith proved rock […]
By tigtog on May 14, 2012
If, after saying something, one feels the urge/need to say: “I don’t mean that in a creepy* way“, THEN ONE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER THAN TO SAY IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
By tigtog on May 10, 2012
Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and, frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.
By tigtog on May 2, 2012
There isn’t much in the entire package that doesn’t feel shamelessly manipulated to incite an old-fashioned chick fight here.