Femmostroppo Reader January 4, 2011

Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. What did I miss in this first linkfest for 2011? I could have filled it with retrospectives/resolutions alone. Leave your own interesting links/retrospectives/resolutions in comments.

  • What is wrong with this country?
  • – “Every time I see photos of abandoned real-estate in the US (without good reason like it being riddled with asbestos or unsafe to live in), I wonder how a nation can have such a glut of what is/was perfectly serviceable property that could be turned into residences or something else useful.”

  • Re-post: Don’t mention the war
  • – “If women’s interest in geekdom comes at the expense of lying to them and denying other women’s negative experiences, then the cause of women in geek careers isn’t worth it. Women can listen to passionate detractors, passionate advocates and people somewhere in between, consider their own experiences, and make up their own minds.”

  • Invitation to a prolife Pterodactyl to debate basic human rights
  • – “A woman is a human being. No one has a right to use her body against her will. Not even to keep another human being alive.”

  • Oh, MooreandMe, and the startlingly large amount of rape…
  • – “Because basically, ladies who like to consent during sex and think having sex with a non-consenting person is BAD make everything TERRIBLE, for the men.”

  • A Year of Feminist Classics
  • – What a nice idea

  • Elsewhere I’ve been
  • – A roundup of fascinating posts from Chally

  • Contemporary Cesarean Patterns in the USA
  • – “Examining this study will be particularly compelling given that the cesarean rate has risen again (for the 13th straight year) to a new all-time high of 32.9%. (Notice how this information was conveniently released just before Christmas, thereby not making the news cycle in most publications?)”

  • RIP Geraldine Doyle, the inspiration for Rosie the Riveter
  • – “She was a gracious, beautiful woman. Her death is the end of an era, and we need to take note of that. We need to respect what she stood for.”

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3 replies

  1. Ahahahaha thanks, that put a grin on my face.

  2. Is there something like “Invitation to a prolife Pterodactyl” on FF101? That is a really good takedown of forced birthers.

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