Femmostroppo Reader November 3, 2010

Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed-reader. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.

  • Unsilent
  • – “Yesterday a lot of people on twitter and facebook vowed to be silent for 24 hours as part of Communication Shutdown, a global fundraiser for autism. I’m not entirely sure if the intent was to raise money (paying for people to shut up?) or to raise awareness (by someone’s conspicuous absence?) but I do wonder what the results were. It certainly created a lot of controversy with people speaking out both for and against the effectiveness of the shutdown.

    Personally, I see a lot more value in speaking up.”

  • Autism, Capitalism, and the Establishment
  • – “The clearest example of the NPIC I know of is the autism industry. Millions upon millions of dollars get poured into autism organizations that actually don’t actually do anything for autistic people. These organizations do not hire or include autistic people in their leadership. These organizations monopolize and control mainstream media narrative around autism.”

  • Gerard Henderson’s ‘diverse’ views
  • – “Oh, this is really just too funny. Gerard Henderson has dressed up his public ASIO blow-job as a call for Mark Scott to “exert editorial control” over the ABC and ensure it “portrays a diversity of views”:”

  • Diddums
  • – “For the record – I still stand by EVERY SINGLE FUCKING WORD I said in my original post. Because trolls have zero reading comprehension they can’t actually understand that I have never once personally attacked Stephen Fry. From DAY ONE I have simply asked if he really believed what he said and I’ve asked for clarification. But of course these fucking zeros who abuse me on Twitter and via email have never bothered to actually read a word I’ve said.”

  • What are we doing this for?
  • – “Why are mothers’ demands for more time, money, support and validation only responded to when they are seen as benefiting children?”

  • Damn, Now I Have to Cut Judd Apatow Some Slack
  • – Damn, me too

  • Gendering Political Mailers
  • – Yay! Let’s stick to traditional stereotypes to woo progressive voters! That’ll work!

  • Newsflash: The Summer of 2011 Movies Will Have No Women Leads
  • – More Hollywood fail

  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Rally
  • – Yep, THAT rally.

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Categories: gender & feminism, linkfest, Politics, social justice

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4 replies

  1. I love these link round-ups.

  2. Why thank you. I’d never have time to blog properly on all of them, but I can’t bear not to share them at all!

  3. I too find them especially useful for procrastination; a skill in much need of practise in the exam period.

  4. Lol. Me too, on the using it as a procrastination tool. At the moment work is very very quiet, so when there is a link roundup, I have time to read every single link, and then go to ABC and read the news (and the drum), and after that, usually work of some description has come in. My boss told me I need to find photos of all the stock in the system… that’s probably several thousand photos. It’s taking me a while and it’s boring as.
    So thank you very much for the interesting linkage 😀

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