Femmostroppo Reader – October 26, 2009

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.

  • Domestic violence amp; homelessness (by Linda Osmundson)
  • – “Women who are homeless are nearly all, like Estella, victims of sexual and physical violence. The violence of child abuse, rape and domestic violence frame their lives and make them feel hopeless. Many domestic violence centers refuse to shelter homeless women because they are not in immediate danger from their last abuser, who is in jail or some other such “safe” location.”

  • Men are the boss of feelings. Even yours!
  • – “And that is basically it. The patriarchy grants women two emotional states: happy or jealous. Anything else is just an erroneous manifestation of these states, and can therefore be ignored, glossed over or banished away by an order to SMILE!

    And that is why I lol at those who insist that men don’t oppress women anymore! That the patriarchy is over in the western world and we can all go home! Because if it really was, then I wouldn’t get random fucking men infringing on my right to be – zomg – Not Visibly Happy in Public, oh, at least once every couple of months.”

  • The Depressing Nestle List
  • – boycotting, products to know for the purpose of

  • BODY LANGUAGE: Smart Girls at the Party
  • – “These are amazing girls, but not because they’re, for instance, award-winning dancers or published writers. This is not a show that seeks out The Most Amazing Girls in some competitive way. Instead, Poehler interviews ordinary girls and through the interviews lets the girls reveal their thoughts, interests, and talents. As a viewer, you’re struck by how cool these girls are—but not in a way that makes them out of reach. This is part of what makes the show special. Watching it, I think, “I know girls like that! They should be on the show!” And I hope that girls who watch it might think, “I can do that! That’s like me!” It’s inviting rather than distancing. It’s creating a sense of community and a sense of possibility, as well as validating girls for the ordinary things that make them special.”

  • BEDSIDE MANNERS: You Don’t Need a Cervix to Benefit from the “Cervical Cancer” Vaccine

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8318628.stm
    A good article on why blackface is offensive and about a courageous man in the 1950s.

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