Month: March 2011

Whoydensday: Rock out with the WHOs

rtofirefly’s beautiful band featuring 4, 8, 10 and 11 totally deserves to be gazed and gazed upon to the accompaniment of the still amazing because of, rather than despite, its blatant parody of classic pop riffs – Doctorin’ the Tardis:

Enabling Femininity?

Going on from bluemilk’s post on Masculinity and the fear of losing it and Mena’s comment is allowing our girls to wear nail polish and dress up in pink enabling femininity? Are we giving our daughters the wrong message? From… Read More ›

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Quote of the Week: victim blaming and rape culture

If the fact that there are people who will argue with a straight fucking face that an 11-year-old child “didn’t do enough” to stop eighteen young men from raping her doesn’t convince everyone with a capacity for reason and any trace of decency that we live in a culture that supports and condones rape, I can’t imagine what possibly could.

Masculinity and the fear of losing it

It took becoming a mother of a son for me to realise just how fearful the world is of losing masculinity. I mean, god knows there are lots of rules about gender binary and how girls and women perform femininity, too, but I don’t think we’re as frightened of femininity being corrupted and lost as we are of masculinity being diluted.

Otterday! And Open Thread

Today’s otter comes from a 2008 story in the Orlando Sentinel about a wildlife rehabilitation service rescuing baby river otters. This little one could be raising its own babies in the wild by now.

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.