from Shakesville by Melissa McEwan (read the whole series, linked at the foot of the post)
Olympic medal-winning women called “gold-diggers”
from Feministing by Ann
Why feminism should be taught in schools
From The Times by Joan Smith
Looking back, I’m amazed at how much we achieved – many feminist ideas, such as the right to maternity leave, have become mainstream – but I’m also horrified by the casual misogyny of 21st-century life. Since my book, Misogynies, was first published in 1989, it has got much worse.
But 21st-century politicians don’t use the vocabulary of their 20th-century forebears, and feminism needs to reinvent itself as much as any other political movement.
Also from The Times:
A textbook example of exactly why girls need to learn more about feminism, to save their sanity from screeds like this:
Where are all the breasts? (scroll down for that heading)
You can always regain your femininity when you have wriggled out of the damn things after the race.
Where have all the real men gone?
by Kathleen Parker (an extract from her book Save The Males)
The Times‘ AlphaMummy blog responds:
Does ‘up with men’ have to mean ‘down with women’?
Categories: gender & feminism
I thought it was pretty funny. How many different ways to work plays on words with the three medals are left in all these years? Sometimes a joke is a joke and not a vicious attack or a conspiracy by the man to hold you down.
It’s a product also of the current obsession in the MSM that wherever possible, every story must have a blindingly obvious and droll play on words pun in the headline, regardless of the seriousness of the story. It applies equally to tabloid newspapers and the illustrious ABC.
I’ve no idea why they do it.