Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
- Guest Blogger Starling: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced
- Would it kill you to be civil?
- But I don’t want to be sexy!!!
- Judge Refers to Convicted Rapist’s Actions as “Rough Play”
- Facing up to climate change
- Great-grandmother Margo Bates dedicates gold to radio broadcaster Alan Jones | The Australian
- The milk of human kindness | Inside Story
– 2/2 of the mammoth threads on Shapely Prose about rape culture and how it affects women’s responses to men
– 1/2 of the mammoth threads on Shapely Prose about rape culture and how it affects women’s responses to men
– “A sexy school girl witch? Are you fucking kidding me? So, what? Now we’re just mashing our heterosexual male fantasies together? Maybe I’ll dress as a slave princess kitten pirate. With wings.
So anyway, my fiance and I were at the mall yesterday looking at costumes to kill time. After having my fill of the above, and similar ilk, I moved on to the men’s side. That’s when I saw the Edward Scissorhands costume, and I immediately got all excited and said that’s what I wanted to be. My fiance’s response: that’s weird. “
– “Rough play, as can logically be deduced, is a term that can be used to describe sex play which is rough, whether to a lesser or greater degree. It’s something that is enjoyed by a fair amount of people. It’s also something entered into consensually and safely. And Judge Rideout compared such consensual activity to rape, and rape to such consensual sexual activity.”
– “Upload your photo at a href=”http://www.faceup.org.au”www.faceup.org.au/a to take a stand for climate action that counts. We will take the photos and messages from your electorate and personally deliver them to your local MP and the Prime Minister as a greeting card and CD.”
– 99 year old wins gold at the Master’s Games, gets rewarded(?) by an invitation to go see Andre Rieu
– An essay from an Australian in London regarding different attitudes to breastfeeding there and what it means for child health and mothers’ freedoms