Femmostroppo Reader – September 29, 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.

  • Traveling While Disabled: One Size Fits All?
  • – “And clearly they either haven’t realized or simply don’t care that if a deaf guest has to be in one of the two wheelchair accessible rooms in order to be safe in a fire, that means a wheelchair user can’t be accommodated at that hotel at all.”

  • How Sexism Hurts Men, Part 2: Why Do I Care?
  • – “Why do I care about sexism and gender normativity in ephemeral bits of pop culture fluff?

    And why do I care about how sexism hurts men at all? With all the grotesque ways that sexism and gender normativity hurts women, why would I spend my time worrying about how it hurts men?”

  • Racing in stilettos and bikinis
  • – “Today brings news of two major advancements in women’s sports in Australia.”

  • Cordelia Fine and the Delusions of Gender
  • – “Men from Mars? Women from Venus? All pseudo-science!

    In Delusions of Gender, Fine demonstrates “how old myths, dressed up in new scientific finery, are helping to perpetuate the sexist status quo” and reveals “the mind’s remarkable plasticity, [which] shows how profoundly culture influences the way we think about ourselves.””

  • A person is not their job
  • – “What’s pissing me off is the whole notion that once you are employed, everything you say and do, 24/7 is owned by your employer.”

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3 replies

  1. I recently declared it to be Humorless Feminist Week on my blog after receiving my first-ever Tired Antifeminist Meme comment. We’ve got guest posts and satire and srs pop culture analysis and lolcats. Couldn’t do this without the lolcats. 🙂

  2. This article is from way back in January, before New Matilda folded, but has only just come to my attention when a friend posted it on his facebook page. About diversity in the arts in Australia – it needs to be said, and said again and again until someone listens.

  3. What on earth is this misogynist train wreck from Elizabeth Farrelly? I don’t even know how to begin to untangle it.

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