Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
- FP goes all Margaret and David like (with possibly slightly more colourful language)
- Guest post: A few words about France and the burqa
- Amazing Women
- The Women Protesting in Iran.
- American Family Association's "Speechless: Silencing the Christians" Is Back
- Intersectionality in Practice: The Burqa Debate
- Bad Mommy
- The (sexist, ablelist, homophobic) Art of the Comedy Roast
- Greg Smith proves that the NSW Opposition should remain in opposition
- Invisible Disabilities and How They Get That Way
– thoughtful and provoking post from Caitiecat
– A review of the new Transformers movie (hey, Ebert didn’t like it either).
– Some views from outside the Anglosphere
– “Is watching a video of a woman being shot through the heart another way for women’s bodies to be exploited for the purpose of vouyerism or is this moving people to solid action? Who can we target in our actions from far away other than show we stand in solidarity? This question of exploitation and women’s bodies through news media is not a new phenomena, there is almost a necessity to publish shocking images of women to show us the gruesome things that are done but I have yet to see how that actually changes material conditions for women.”
– “The infomercial was created and financed by the anti-gay American Family Association and features interviews with anti-gay activists who make a series of predictable, breathless, fear-mongering claims about LGBT people and equality. “
– “You know, men are not expected to wear burqas and we don’t debate that issue, even though the rules about proper female dress have traditionally been made by men. That sentence looks like a silly one, but I was impressed by the way men are disappeared when this topic is debated. As if they don’t exist, much.”
– “It is interesting, though, that for all the focus on telling women to never ever drink or smoke or use drugs ever because of the babies, there’s no similar admonishment made of men.”
– “Someone needs to send him a memo that relying on the basic tenets of sexism to insult women does not make one a comedic genius.”
– “the SMH this morning has reported that the NSW Opposition spokesman on legal affairs, Greg Smith, apparently thinks that people with disabilities are dangerous.”
– great post from Hoydenizen Wildly Parenthetical