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I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute. ~Rebecca West, “Mr Chesterton in Hysterics: A Study in Prejudice,” The Clarion, 14 Nov 1913, reprinted in The Young Rebecca, 1982
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, “It’s a girl.” ~Shirley Chisholm
How good does a female athlete have to be before we just call her an athlete? ~Author Unknown
I didn’t want to be a boy, ever, but I was outraged that his height and intelligence were graces for him and gaucheries for me. ~Jane Rule
By tigtog on August 31, 2009
The Federal Government is being pressured to force companies to reveal how their pay rates for men and women compare.
By Lauredhel on August 29, 2009
You know, I don’t even blog most of the instances I come across of “it’s not sex, it’s rape”, because there’s so bloody many of them. This one cheesed me the fuck off tonight. [Child sexual abuse warning.] Police decry ‘slap on wrist’ for illegal sex [...] One of the men, Justin Charles Mudimbu, a [...]
By Mindy on August 24, 2009
In other news, apparently Australia is done for now that we’ve lost the Ashes, were beaten by the All Blacks in [proper] rugby, and our Miss Australia came fourth in the Miss Universe contest. Can things get any worse?
By Lauredhel on August 24, 2009
Crikey is opening a new blog just for women! Should they paint it:(surveys) Please feel welcome to add your suggestions for banner imagery in your comments. Or mock up your own banner, and share. Related posts: Quickhit: Invisible women, invisible politics Troll-Off: Poll results But why are women so worried about their looks? Packer lacked [...]
By blue milk on August 22, 2009
blue milk: who knew there was so much to say about feminist motherhood? (Cross-posted over there). This is the current cover of The Main Edge and their faaascinating lead story on alcoholic milkshakes – “Milkshakes aren’t just for kids anymore”. Hence, the issue becomes how to combine the delicious, youthful chill of ice cream with [...]
By Helen on August 22, 2009
A big hat tip, or a doff rather, with a big Victorian-era hat – something tall and full of mercury— to Nabs, who has sent me a link to the most wonderful thing on the entire Internets.
No, not the guy who can catch a laptop in his buttocks, although that is definitely up there. I mean the Lovelace and Babbage graphic novel / blog.
By Lauredhel on August 19, 2009
Blokes at Crikey are wondering why they don’t have more female subscribers, and “Where are Australia’s female political bloggers?” Excerpts from the thread: Possum Comitatus: “Something that has surprised me for a while on the gender balance of the Australian political net is the lack of big female political bloggers. We have Kim and Anna [...]