Femmostroppo Reader – April 21, 2009

Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed

  • Fat is the new Folk Devil
  • April 21, 2009 – the continuing saga of fatphobia worldwide

  • An On the Ground Perspective on Afghanistan
  • April 21, 2009 – A new blog to bookmark, via Feministing

  • On Choice
  • April 21, 2009 – What Palin’s latest speech doesn’t say about choice

  • Tanya Gold on Susan Boyle
  • April 21, 2009 – the misogyny inherent in the reaction to Susan Boyle

  • Number of the Day
  • April 21, 2009 – Sponsored ads from lobby groups = spontaneous demonstration? WTP?

  • A feminist critique of independence (by Suzie)
  • April 21, 2009 – Quotes: “Kittay had examined liberal political theory that imagined citizens as free and independent, and she had seen flaws in regard to women. Male philosophers saw themselves as independent even when others were tending their homes and raising their children.” and “Kittay faults disability advocates who place too much emphasis on the need for independence. This can create an unreal expectation in parents and the person with disabilities; not everyone can become independent. It also means therapy for independent living gets higher priority than therapies aimed at enjoyment of life.”

  • Preventing Rape By Intoxication
  • April 21, 2009 – Quote: “The legal responsibility for preventing rape can never be with the potential rape victim. Not clearly communicating lack of consent is still lack of legal consent. Guessing that you have consent is not the same thing as actually having legal consent.”

  • "No one will miss you"
  • April 21, 2009 – Kate Harding’s must-read post on homophobic bullying and the culture in schools and families that promotes it. Quote: “To not be a man is to not be fully human. To be gay is to be nothing. In case anyone was unclear on the connection between homophobia and misogyny, there you go.”



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2 replies

  1. I’ve only had time so far to read Kate’s article, and it is so… wow. Just wow. In a sad and horrible way.

  2. Ugh…this type of thing makes me want to bash my head through the computer screen.

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