Day: 2009-05-12

Elite male athletes and homosocial bonding through sexual coercion of women

As raised on the Otterday open thread, this has been all over the TV, radio and papers today – the 4 Corners episode on ARL footy players and their attitudes of sexual entitlement. Especially the attitude that says if a girl agrees to sexual contact with one footballer, or maybe two, that it’s no big deal if suddenly several other players appear in the room to “take a turn”, with a larger crowd of the team’s entourage happily watching this suddenly changed situation. The news stories very carefully avoid any terms suggesting that any player committed a criminal sexual offence, as no charges have been laid, and certainly no convictions have ensued.

Shitlist: Rip Curl

So I had to cover a scrapbook for the Lad’s schoolwork. “No problem”, sez I. “I have to go to the Post Office anyway”, sez I. “I’ll just grab some while I’m there,” sez I. So I went to the… Read More ›

Femmostroppo Reader – May 12, 2009

Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. Please add interesting links of your own in the comments. TAX SLUG!!!1! – different ways of viewing slugs Community Blog Round-up: Male feminists – some discussions from Feministing Monday Blogaround –… Read More ›