Femmostroppo Reader – March 6, 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.

  • 22nd Down Under Feminists Carnival
  • – Bumper effort from carnival-wrangler Fuckpoliteness

  • Rape Myths Lead to No Justice for Sexual Assault Victims on College Campuses
  • – “The idea that there are hoards of rapists out there “accidentally” raping is absurd on its face. But even if it was true, it results in a no less responsible rapist. If you don’t want to rape someone, you make sure that the other party is enthusiastically and meaningfully consenting. If you fail to do that and rape someone, there was no accident involved — just the likely and logical outcome of a conscious choice to disregard the bodily autonomy and safety of another person.”

  • The cougar gets her due
  • – “h, that’s more familiar! Men like sex and women don’t. Men are attracted to youth and beauty, while women are only attracted to money and status. Men who date women their daughters’ age are just being rational — grandpa caveman still want symmetrical features and good waist-hip ratio for make baby caveman! — but women who date men even a few years younger are stunted, vain and predatory.”

  • 7 Simple Responses Which Help Support An Anti-Rape Culture
  • – “Those who are sexually violent depend on believing they have the support of others and they depend on the silence of those who don’t support them. So here are 7 tips for how to respond to victim blaming or other deliberate or accidental support for sexual violence.”

  • A Spark of Wisdom: Popular homophobic tropes that need to end and why
  • – great guest post from Sparky

  • You've Turned Our Important Ball-Sport Into Ladybusiness!
  • – “the few male sportswriters who are writing about Kulick’s win are serving up bullshit like this delightful observation, care of FanHouse’s David Whitley: “Rule No. 1 in determining whether an activity is a sport: If the best female in the world can beat the best male in the world, it doesn’t qualify.”

    Because there is no full-time women’s tour, Kulick competed against the men—and as soon as she won by a resounding 70 pins, suddenly it’s not a sport anymore. Of course.”

  • 40 vs. 4000
  • – great project

  • Not Terrorism in Texas
  • – “I utterly fail to see how this is not being regarded as a terrorist manifesto.

    Except, of course, for the usual: It’s not terrorism when it’s white men committing it or only marginalized groups and their allies targeted by it.

    Try to imagine, for one moment, a brown-skinned man with a foreign name being allowed to wage a campaign of intimidation of this scale, including openly hosting a website with militaristic rhetoric, against Upstanding Christian White MenTM for an entire year while working as a security guard at a nuclear facility, without the authorities paying him any mind at all.

    Yeah. Try to imagine that for one moment without bursting into laughter at the absurdity of the proposition.”

  • Abortion tweets met with death threats
  • – Angie Jackson is standing up to them. Brave woman.

  • Sexism in the atheist community: not rational, not reasonable, not funny
  • – “I’m posting about the opposite problem: misogyny and sexism within the atheist community. I wish it didn’t exist, but it does,”

Disclaimer/SotBO: a link here is not necessarily an endorsement of all opinions of the post author(s) either in the particular post or of their writing in general.

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3 replies

  1. Some ad min magic seems to have gone astray – the link to the cougar post doesn’t seem to be working for me.

  2. Don’t mind me, its working now.

  3. On behalf of Sparky, thanks for the link love

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