And we’re back! I screwed up the settings for this somehow, but sorted out again now. Bumper crop of links, so check out what’s after the cut as well.
So, onto the items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
- Darn Women, Getting Themselves Raped and Making Life Difficult for the Menz
- Reaction vs. Prevention
- Racism, Sexism and Sotomayor, in a few easy-to-read bullet points.
- Abu Ghraib Abuse Allegations Include Rape
- Drop It Like It’s Hot
- M&S chair says women have "more equality than you ever can deal with"
- Deadline’s looming
– “Right, dudebro—having the academy the subject of negative scrutiny is the problem, not alleged rape of cadets. Thanks for showing me your extensive (and stinky) privilege.”
– “I wrote my representative, as he said, about programs that help prevent domestic violence. He responded by acknowledging that, and telling me how much he supports services for victims of domestic violence that has already been perpetrated.”
– covers the lot, pretty much
– “What’s shocking is that in the 21st century, the U.S. government is condoning and possibly even promoting rape as a war tactic.”
– Renee’s weekly linkfest
– “There may be more women at the top today, but the barriers that keep many women locked out big business are still in place and range wildly from women being forced to make a choice between children and career, institutionalised sexism and double standards on pay. These problems don’t go away just because you disagree with their existence.”
– Deborah reminds us that the next edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is approaching submissions deadline
- Hippodrome Yarmouth allows staff to wear '100% woman' badges
- Googlememe: needs
- Pearl Clutcher Rewind
- What “supporting our troops” actually means
- International students being bashed in the streets – the sharp edge of the academic-industrial-complex
- Balance! I’ll give you balance…
- Clive and the Evil Feminist jackboot of Doom!
- Glau to awesome-ify, then kill another sci-fi series
- Uh oh
- International Whore’s Day – Scarlett Alliance Red Umbrella March
- Blogger, Walk With Me: BOB and Internet Feminism
- The Gender Knot: Ch. 1 Discussion – "Where Are We?" Part 1
– I like this meme. Have a go at it in comments (or leave a link to your own blog post on it)?
– Confronting one’s own privilege in conversations with WOC
– Great idea
– “Is anyone noticing how it’s in their interests to deny the racist motivation for violence and instead to blame the victim?”
– A good one on double standards from Helen (who I had accidentally filed away under the wrong label in my feedreader, which is why I didn’t see these until now)
– Clive James has really gone off lately.
– a classic description of an autumn cold
– Don’t you dole out those one night stands now, ladeeez.
– “Traister actually made a pretty important point in that piece: that the answer is not silencing certain women, but giving more exposure to more women, so that the full diversity of who we are can be accurately represented. Unfortunately, diversity means disagreement. The question is whether you think that having many women’s voices and many female points of view available to the public is more or less important than not being criticized by another woman.”
– “Early on in the first chapter of The Gender Knot, Allan Johnson has this to say:
“Patriarchy is not simply another way of saying ‘men.’ Patriarchy is a kind of society, and a society is more than a collection of people.”
That may be the most important take-home message from this whole first chapter. It’s not about you, personally. It’s not even about some particular bunch of d00ds. It’s about a system, and how we all interact with it. “