Femmostroppo Reader – February 2, 2010

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.

  • Sunny, with a chance of racism
  • – “I feel sad and appalled and kind of defeated too. I mean, two little girls playing in the pool, for fucksake, absolutely delighted with themselves and their swimming skills and some little monsters come and ruin that for them. Lauca thinks her friend didn’t hear them, but I wonder, has her friend had to learn already how to look away?”

  • Child support
  • – “Go on. Talk to me about how unfairly biased towards women the legal system/child support system is.”

  • The Thirteenth Carnival of Feminists
  • – Chally from Zero at the Bone does a splendid job of collating the usual splendid writing.

  • Taking responsibility, or being silenced?
  • – How much political commentary are you prepared to make not just under your full name but also including your postcode?

  • Men: “Be Stupid”
  • – wharrgarbl

  • 100,000 against bad libel laws
  • – “These laws affect everyone on the planet (if you write something on the Internet, it’s entirely possible to be sued in the UK for it; this is called libel tourism and is a serious issue), so it doesn’t matter if you’re a UK citizen or not.”

  • What colours were dinosaur feathers?
  • – Evidence – we loves it.

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6 replies

  1. That article on dinosaur feathers is absolutely fascinating – thank you! If anyone else is interested, this month’s edition of the science magazine Cosmos has a special on weird dinosaurs, which is also really interesting.
    (For the record, I always thought all dinosaurs were bright pink.)

  2. Thanks for the linky love.

  3. With regards to Deborah’s article above, the SA govt has backed down on requiring writers/commentors on blogs to supply their full name and suburb on political comments after an online outcry plus the humiliation when a person whom they claimed did not exist turned out to be alive and kicking just down the road from the AG’s electorate office. Even better, I think the AG claimed that this person was a Liberal plant/stooge without being under parliamentary privilege.

  4. tigtog @ 3 – ahahaha! That story has *made my day*! 🙂
    Thanks for the link to my post by the way.

  5. It gets even better, FP. Atkinson insisted that a particular commenter on Adelaide Now (the Advertiser website) was a Liberal party plant, only to have that person pop up, living just 500m from his office, in his electorate.
    Michael Atkinson, meet Aaron Fornarino. He lives near your office and yes, he does exist
    Egg on face.

  6. @The Amazing Kim – me too! Well, maybe not bright pink, but perhaps crazy neon with spots. It always bugged me that museum displays made them green or brown when they could have been ANY colour!

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