The Return of the Femmostroppo Reader

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably already seen these. I’ve decided to use Twitter as my way of collecting these links conveniently-ish enough (since the demise of the google-reader Shared Items feature (BOO!)).

Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader or via twitter. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments. Shameless self-promotion entirely welcome!

  • Spilt Milk: Breastfeeding support: less is not more
  • Captain Awkward – Rape: Still Awkward, or, Dear Prudence: You Suck
  • The Pursuit of Harpyness – Hotness, Then and Now
  • Bernard Keane on #crikey: The international agreement to gouge e-book customers
  • via @brainpicker | The Joy of Stats – Hans Rosling’s fantastic BBC series on data as storytelling, free to watch online in its entirety
  • @Mediadisdat Off-road wheelchair for agricultural use
  • Research on the art & science of (not) apologising.
  • In past 2 decades, the money that [U.S.] states spend on prisons has risen at 6x rate of spending on higher education.
  • For realz:- Man Builds Massive Ewok Village Replica
  • The latest in ReelGirl’s chronicling of the systemic bias against women and girls in movies: Girls Gone Missing From Kids Movies in 2012: ‘The Lorax’
  • Jacklyn Friedman at Yes Means Yes: On Hugo – “he’s no longer welcome here in any way”
  • Luddite Journo: Transphobia stole my social event
  • Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks – free PDF download (via @laguatemanteca)
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: gender & feminism, linkfest, social justice


7 replies

  1. Not promoting for me but Inculture Parent has a great post on breastfeeding and culture. Breastfeeding in the land of Ghenghis Khan
    Actually most of their posts are awesome.
    I also really loved this one Explaining history and racism to Grandpa

  2. Thanks, Pirra. Ooh, new blog to read!

  3. Hooray! Long live the Femmostroppo Reader! (Pretty sure I follow you on Twitter, but you’re about while I’m asleep, so I’ve missed your linky treats).
    Here’s my shameless self-promotion, piece I did on the F-Word
    It’s called “No Access to the Women’s Room” and it’s about the degendering and desexualising effects of disability.

  4. Lovely. I’ve missed your Femmostroppo Readers. It’s great that you’ve been able to find a workaround for google’s goof-up.

  5. Thanks for the forum and will check out those links. Here are some of mine:
    Pondering the premises behind the appeal in the Shafia trial, which has been labeled as an honour killing: It seems the goal of eradicating patriarchy tends to “colour the evidence.” Oh my.
    Everywhere are red hearts and flowers, some plastic, some silk, some real… February is the month with that holiday in the middle of it (which, btw, coincides with the mating habits of skunks. I do not kid). With this in mind, let us examine The “feminist” man. Yay. Or not.
    Inspired by a local news story. When is burlesque empowering, and what isn’t? Empowerment sale – get yours today!
    What doesn’t kill you leaves you broken, actually. ** Triggers for sexual and other assault**
    Lisbeth Salander doesn’t live here. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo vs. How Life Actually Works: what really happens to women armed with evidence, who try fighting back?
    The Delphiad presents: ten reasons why you’re not in a relationship. Inspired by Cosmo, HuffPo and the default home page of my web-based email provider.

  6. I didn’t mean for this to be my first comment (been reading for a bit), but here goes:
    I wrote Adjustment in response to the US New York Times article “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body,” but it also pertains more broadly to people touching me without my permission, even in the context of trying to help.
    As well as an asana post for lifting and strengthening the pelvic floor (yes, the “pee muscles” and also the “kegel muscles” — but also more than that). With a few modifications offered.
    And one last US-centric post, The Anti-Choice Desert, on being pro-choice in a red and geographically remote state.

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