Hoyden about Town » linkfest http://hoydenabouttown.com HOYDEN (hoid'n): woman of saucy, boisterous or carefree behavior Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:00:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The 74th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up! http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140709.16979/the-74th-down-under-feminists-carnival-is-up/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140709.16979/the-74th-down-under-feminists-carnival-is-up/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:45:49 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16979

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The excellent Pen of Pondering Postfeminism presents us with DUFC #74! Go have a read.

The next edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is planned for 5 August, 2014 and will be hosted by Rebecca at Opinions @ bluebec.com. Submissions to rebecca [dot] dominguez [at] gmail [dot] com for those who can’t access the blogcarnival submissions form.

Submissions must be of posts of feminist interest by writers from Australia and New Zealand that were published in July. Submissions are due on 2 August at the latest, but it’ll be easier on Rebecca if you submit sooner rather than later. So submit early and often, please, and spread the word!

Leave a comment if you’d like to host a carnival yourself. All the slots from October on are free.

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The 73rd Down Under Feminists Carnival is up! http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140610.16845/the-73rd-down-under-feminists-carnival-is-up/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140610.16845/the-73rd-down-under-feminists-carnival-is-up/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:50:23 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16845

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The lovely Ju Transcendancing of The Conversationalist presents us with DUFC #73! Go have a read.

The next edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is planned for 5 July, 2014, and will be hosted by Pen at Pondering Postfeminism. Submissions to drpen [dot] robinson [at] gmail [dot] com for those who can’t access the blogcarnival submissions form.

Submissions must be of posts of feminist interest by writers from Australia and New Zealand that were published in June. Submissions are due on 2 July at the latest, but it’ll be easier on Pen if you submit sooner rather than later. So submit early and often, please, and spread the word!

Leave a comment if you’d like to host a carnival yourself. All the slots from October on are free.

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The 72nd Down Under Feminists Carnival is up! http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140505.16695/the-72nd-down-under-feminists-carnival-is-up/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140505.16695/the-72nd-down-under-feminists-carnival-is-up/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 01:03:04 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16695

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The wonderful El Gibbs of bluntshovels presents us with DUFC #72! Go have a read.

The next edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is planned for 5 June, 2014, and will be hosted by Ju Transcendancing at The Conversationalist. Submissions to transcendancing [at] gmail [dot] com for those who can’t access the blogcarnival submissions form.

Submissions must be of posts of feminist interest by writers from Australia and New Zealand that were published in May. Submissions are due on 2 June at the latest, but it’ll be easier on Ju if you submit sooner rather than later. So submit early and often, please, and spread the word!

Leave a comment if you’d like to host a carnival yourself. All the slots from September on are free.

Check out the Down Under Feminists Carnival homepage for more information.

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Femmostroppo Reader 7th April 2014 http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140407.16603/femmostroppo-reader-7th-april-2014/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140407.16603/femmostroppo-reader-7th-april-2014/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:16:10 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16603

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Those who follow me on Twitter may have already seen a fair few of these links of interest:

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The 71st Down Under Feminists Carnival is up! http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140405.16607/the-71st-down-under-feminists-carnival-is-up/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140405.16607/the-71st-down-under-feminists-carnival-is-up/#comments Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:43:14 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16607

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The excellent Rebecca of Opinions @ bluebec.com presents us with DUFC #71! Go have a read.

The next edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is planned for 5 May, 2014, and will be hosted by El Gibbs (@bluntshovels) at bluntshovels. Submissions to blunt.shovels [at] gmail [dot] com for those who can’t access the blogcarnival submissions form.

Submissions must be of posts of feminist interest by writers from Australia and New Zealand that were published in April. Submissions are due on 2 May at the latest, but it’ll be easier on El if you submit sooner rather than later. So submit early and often, please, and spread the word!

Leave a comment if you’d like to host a carnival yourself. We’re in particular need of a host for June. Otherwise, all slots are open from August.

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Femmostroppo Reader 29th March 2014 http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140329.16414/femmostroppo-reader-29th-march-2014/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140329.16414/femmostroppo-reader-29th-march-2014/#comments Sat, 29 Mar 2014 00:54:09 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16414

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Those who follow me on Twitter may have already seen a fair few of these:

George Brandis’ Racial Discrimination Act changes create the whitest piece of legislation I’ve ever encountered
Waleed Aly in the SMH

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Skepchick | He Said, She Said, He Sues: The Ongoing Saga of Ben Radford & K
Ongoing saga indeed.

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Skepchick | Guest Post: Stop Judging Me for Being on Welfare
What it’s really like to be a single mother on welfare

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On Shaming People Online “For Their Own Good” » Brute Reason
It almost never is actually meant to be good for them, is it?

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I Was Wrong, and So Are You – Daniel B. Klein – The Atlantic
An oldie but a goodie where a researcher whose initial results confirmed his biases didn’t leave it at that, and discovered much more interesting data as a result.

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thing I’m pissed off about today: token-girl movie posters (and movies) | FlickFilosopher
The Smurfette principle is still going strong.

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The Fault Is Not in Our Technology » Almost DiamondsThe real problem with GM crops is not the tech.

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HOWTO design a code of conduct for your community | The Ada Initiative
A resource to bookmark.

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Let the fate of Richard Dawkins be a lesson to you all – Twitter brings out the worst in humankind
This draws some long bows from a single example, but he’s right that someone ought to be telling RD that Twitter is not his best medium.

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For sure » Butterflies and Wheels
Beware of conventional wisdom [content note: discusses rape myths/culture]

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Beware of This Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam
Your semi-regular reminder to double-check the little things happening in your browser

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Skepchick | Dear Guy Who Wants Me to Stop Talking About FeminismRebecca Watson doesn’t think his arguments are convincing.

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Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That. | Tor.com
A flashback to Tansy Rayner Roberts’ excellent article

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Andrew Bolt Cries Crocodile Tears | newmatilda.com
Andrew Bolt: Australia’s least accurate columnist?
The first link is this week’s, the second link is from 3 years ago

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No, Nate, brogrammers may not be macho, but that’s not all there is to it —
Your regular reminder that success and expertise is one area is not a sign that one is therefore an expert in others.  Nate Silver’s new media endeavour is garnering the sort of controversy that is the opposite of clickbait. (and there’s more)

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Evidence of inflation: Astronomers detect gravitational waves from the early universe
A whole bunch of hypotheses just got discarded – how exciting!

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Debate Is Not Inquiry » Almost Diamonds
Having a Reasonable Debate About Abortion » Greta Christina’s Blog
Abortion is not a debate. » Biodork
Should “potential fathers” have any say in abortion? | Consider the Tea Cosy
Dear friend: Words have meanings. | perry street palace
These posts are about the fetishisation of debate as the one true way to convince others to revise beliefs – I wrote about it too recently.

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Julie Pagano – Ally Smells: Boundaries
Excellent post to explain boundary-setting to those new to the concept. Bookmark this one.

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#20tweets on the science of #climatechange (a storify)
tweeted by @lee_tennant, storified by me

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Sunday Are the Worst
In the USA, where restaurant servers get paid sod-all and there are no mandated weekend or holiday penalty rates, servers dread Sundays because that’s when they get stiffed on their tips by a particularly sanctimonious set of the after-church crowd.

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So, what have you found worth reading/hatereading lately?


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Femmostroppo Reader 17th March 2014 http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140317.16401/femmostroppo-reader-17th-march-2014/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140317.16401/femmostroppo-reader-17th-march-2014/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 02:11:20 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16401

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I think I may have finally sussed out a way to make generating these link-lists easy again, although it’s still a bit more work than my much-missed Google-Reader Shared-Links plugin, that Google killed off. However, Pocket + Feedly seems to be OK in at least generating a list of links I can copy-paste without too much faffing around.

Those who follow me on Twitter may have already seen a fair few of these:

 

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The 70th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up! http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140305.16148/the-70th-down-under-feminists-carnival-is-up/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140305.16148/the-70th-down-under-feminists-carnival-is-up/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 02:07:20 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16148

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I myself hosted this month’s edition at Zero at the Bone. I present you with DUFC #70! Go have a read.

The next edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is planned for 5 April, 2014, and will be hosted by Rebecca at Opinions @ bluebec.com. Submissions to rebecca.dominguez [at] gmail [dot] com for those who can’t access the blogcarnival submissions form.

Submissions must be of posts of feminist interest by writers from Australia and New Zealand that were published in March. Submissions are due on 2 April at the latest, but it’ll be easier on Rebecca if you submit sooner rather than later. So submit early and often, please, and spread the word!

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The 68th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up! http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140105.15802/the-68th-down-under-feminists-carnival-is-up/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140105.15802/the-68th-down-under-feminists-carnival-is-up/#comments Sun, 05 Jan 2014 05:41:09 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=15802

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The fifth-time DUFC host QoT of Ideologically Impure presents us with DUFC #68! Go have a read.

The next edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is planned for 5 February, 2014, and will be hosted by Mindy right here at Hoyden About Town. Submissions to dufcathat [at] gmail [dot] com for those who can’t access the blogcarnival submissions form.

Submissions must be of posts of feminist interest by writers from Australia and New Zealand that were published in January. Submissions are due on 2 February at the latest, but it’ll be easier on Mindy if you submit sooner rather than later. So submit early and often, please, and spread the word!

Also, I’m looking for hosts from March onwards. Don’t be shy; you don’t need years of experience or millions of page views racked up to be a DUFC host, just some enthusiasm. Leave a comment below or email me through the DUFC site contact form.

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Femmostroppo Reader 2013-12-11 http://hoydenabouttown.com/20131211.15564/femmostroppo-reader-2013-12-11/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20131211.15564/femmostroppo-reader-2013-12-11/#comments Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:15:19 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=15564

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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. Awareness of what constitutes bullying and discrimination among Australian employees has improved over the last year http://ow.ly/rE6ny 

  2. The slanted status quo is why women are often perceived as talking way MORE than men when they speak the same amount: http://www.pbs.org/speak/speech/prejudice/women/ …

  3. Walkley! End-of-year parent-teacher interview from @davpope pic.twitter.com/SeYiQJY0M6 HT @StanSteam

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  4. What happens when we use less power, but pay more for it? Crunch on the way, says Grattan Inst report: http://grattan.edu.au/publications/reports/post/shock-to-the-system-dealing-with-falling-electricity-demand/ … @GrattanInst

  5. It helps that Susan Boyle has made her Asperger’s public, writes Yousif Nur (@clubkicker) http://gu.com/p/3y4gb/tw 

  6. You guys, I just woke up from the weirdest dream. The Sydney Morning Herald had given a weekly gig to Peter Reith. ROfL, glad I’m awake!

  7. Pretty hard to miss the racist subtext behind the right wing freakout over the photos of Michelle Obama and the Danish PM.

  8. For those wondering what intersectionality is read this article by Kimberle Crenshaw who coined the term in 1991: http://socialdifference.columbia.edu/files/socialdiff/projects/Article__Mapping_the_Margins_by_Kimblere_Crenshaw.pdf …

  9. For everyone who talks about “reverse racism” pic.twitter.com/Xh8TMXekcD

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    Panel 1. I could be a reverse racist if I wanted to. All I’d need would be a time machine.
    Panel 2. I’d go back in time and I’d convince the leaders of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America to invade and colonise Europe.
    Panel 3. Just occupy them, steal their land and resources. Set up some kind of TransAsian slave trade, where we exported white people to work on rice plantations in China.
    Panel 4. Just ruin Europe over the course of a couple of centuries, so that all their descendants want to migrate out and live in the places where black and brown people come from.
    Panel 5. Of course in that time I’d make sure I’d set up systems that privileged black and brown people at every conceivable social, political and economic opportunity. And white people will never have any hope of real self determination.
    Panel 6. And just for kicks, subject white people to coloured people’s standards of beauty. So they end up hating the colour of their own skin, eyes and hair.
    Source of images and text: Aamer Rahman (Fear of a Brown Planet) – Reverse Racism

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