Femmostroppo Reader March 14, 2011

This week’s a busy week!  Have another linkfest. Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.
n.b. Comments threads have not necessarily been read. Some may be NSFW or triggering, so please report back any problems you encounter so the post can be marked.

  • Why I’m Leaving Feminism
  • – “One of the rotating taglines on this site used to read ‘[everything] is a feminist issue’ because I used to believe that, and I thought other feminists did too.”

  • In Which Daniel Craig and Judi Dench are Awesome
  • – “What happens when Daniel Craig and Judi Dench collaborate to make a public service announcement about gender inequality, which includes Craig dressing in hosiery, heels, a dress, wig, and earrings?”

  • The Perfect Body, as Illustrated by Olympic Athletes
  • – “Olympic athletes are among the go-to examples of the ideal human form. And popular culture — from diet pills, to gyms, low-calorie foods, weight loss clinics, and fat camps — all promise to deliver you this ONE perfect body. In a photography project dramatically challenging this narrative, Howard Schartz and Beverly Ornstein offer photographs of Olympic athlete with gorgeously and gloriously divergent bodies. No more needs to be said:”

  • The Truth Hurts The Wrong Side: NPR Acquiesces to The ACORN Hitman
  • – “Another week, another politically damaging phone con. This time, National Public Radio was the mark, and it got hit hard.”

  • Cross-post: Gittins and the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • – “Much like my earlier piece looking at quotas in Egypt, I appreciate the fact that the discussion seems to be around enabling meaningful participation.”

  • I Am Not Black
  • – “Katharine Birbalsingh is mixed race, but described here as black. Is that her choice, or is that some other person’s imposition? If it is her choice, has she made the choice to be black at the expense of ‘mixed race’ or are they identities she can switch between depending on context?

    This post isn’t about Katharine Birbalsingh, but about racial labels. ”

  • The best thing a woman can hope for
  • – “I’m thinking about the idea of being a “good” “representative” or “ideal” of one’s race, or ethnicity, or culture. Why is it necessary? What do representatives do? I’m going to tackle the idea of a racial representative – implicitly representing to an external, most likely white, observer – in a forthcoming post, but, for now, I want to look to the “ideal” as an internal model.”

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.

Categories: linkfest, social justice


3 replies

  1. Hey, thanks, tigtog, I really appreciate the link. 🙂

  2. Always a pleasure, Chally.

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