If you follow me on Twitter, you may have already seen these. 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!
- Coalition back bench get
#marriageequality conscience vote theaustralian.com.au/national-affai… @jaclynf: “I’m Not Okay with Chris Brown Performing at the Grammys and I’m Not Sure Why You Are” bit.ly/zMS2OS @msmagazine:Steered Wrong By Googling “Abortion Services”? It’s No Accident ow.ly/8YGzf @DigitalTrends: Study suggests U.S. box office not affected by BitTorrent digitaltrends.com/international/…
- Perfect unicorn chaser for a day like today! RT
@veronicaeye: Even dolphins think humpback whales are cool. bit.ly/whTxWv
- Westboro Baptist ghouls at it already.
#MargieJPhelps “Her story’s done!”God Will Always Hate You,Whitney”WBC parody in production.” #notlinkingjustinforming (They plan to picket the funeral)
- Yep, they all had cards “Jobs was a card-carrying member of a generation that celebrated a hippie counter-culture.” bit.ly/x5rabZ
@timoreilly: Interesting privacy law case bit.ly/zh7U1L FB argues that everyone is famous to their friends,hence “public figures”
@TheFrisky | The Soapbox: Why Jezebel Was Wrong To Post Images Of A Woman Being Raped bit.ly/xSg10Z #NoJez
- This kept me engaged for hours: Scale of the Universe 2 – Planck length and way way way beyond. htwins.net/scale2/
- Purple Squirrel not imaginary: also not a good sign… nblo.gs/tPiU4
@michaelidato: Weight-loss reality television is not entertainment, it is humiliation, writes @wendy_squires. | The Age bit.ly/zwxYxg
- Composite police sketches of fictional characters: Mr Rochester!… nblo.gs/tPgAO
- The Superbowl had a Deaf signer on the field translating the words of the national anthem etc – they never showed her onscreen nblo.gs/tPg7u
- Talia at fbomb: Thoughts On Gender-Neutral Speech bit.ly/zOzoT0
- I wish I’d had books like this for my kids | Reel Girl’s book recs of the week bit.ly/x2Ohpn
- Yay Ellen! RT
@eddieizzard: Pro-Ellen ralliers surpass One Million Moms on Facebook bit.ly/xy0BMT via @EW
@jranck:Why the Body Mass Index (BMI) is a Poor Measure of Your Health | Obesity Panacea bit.ly/zjCbAc
- Way! RT
@qwghlm: “This goldfish looks like Hitler” “No way can a goldfish look like Hi… oh, I stand corrected” bit.ly/z7TIU2 @lessig:Hey Free Culture mavens: If you’ve not heard of Philippe Aigrain then, well, you’re not a FC Maven. Read: sharing-thebook.com
@queerscholar:And hey, if you missed it last night, folks, check out the #femblogalts hashtag and add your own alternatives to the big feminist blogs.
#jumpedtheshark MT @GrogsGamut: Kill it with fire!! RT @BernardKeane George Lucas insists Han NEVER shot first. is.gd/MDUTUURT @bluemilk: Yeah, it’s fucking sexual discrimination. Woman fired for wanting place to express milk for baby at work bit.ly/xAPQkh
- Oh my sweet FSM yes plz. RT
@nerdfish: Uhm, COULD SOMEONE PLS GET ME THIS DOWAGER COUNTESS CROSS STITCH PLS AND THX bit.ly/wSWxok
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I just saw this: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/busted-the-politics-of-cleavage-and-a-glance-20120211-1sy7e.html (WARNING for extreme patriarchy.)
Thought people might be interested in seeing the lastest absolute bullshit. (And hey, quoting Schwyzer just makes it that little bit more accurate, right?)
Jo, that piece is so lacking in a point that it seriously makes me suspect that the actual point was to get page hits by drawing out all the vicious misogynist people who fuel the comment threads on these things, when given an opening.
Love the bit about Lucas and Han Solo: looking forward to Star Wars and the Periwinckle Garden.
I know. It’s really horrible. The comments actually surprised me – there were some critical ones in there. No wondering commenting was disabled, we can’t have people pointing out what crap all this is!
I was wondering if that Arndt story was actually AI output – it seemed so full of cliches and stereotypes with no actual content. There’s also a whole feminist essay to be written about how all the named (authoritative) sources are men (including, yes, HS) and there are only a few female sources, all agreeing with the menz.
I’m slightly surprised at The Australian story on marriage equality – the tone of it suggests to me the Oz thinks it’s eventually inevitable and isn’t bothered by that, which isn’t what I’d have guessed of them.
This is an excellent takedown of the article linked to by Jo
Catherine Deveny fisks Arndt’s article on The Drum:
Well if a girlfriend basher can win a Grammy then I reckon it’s all right to like Catherine Deveny again, despite her drunk tweet. That article is a cracker.
Oh, I just saw the bit about shameless self-promotion, so I thought I’d link to my last post. I wrote it for the new UQ Women’s Collective zine and I’m actually really proud of finally writing it because I’ve been wanting to for a long time. Hope you don’t mind 🙂
“Why Didn’t You Just Punch Him?” Thinking about sexual harassment and women’s passivity
I looked at a scene from Tamora Pierce’s latest novel Mastiff, where it appears that even a tested heroine can’t escape pressure to dress (in an actual dress0 for dinner.
I also do an occasional series on chair yoga, for folks who spend a lot of time in chairs of various types. This time up is a seated balance to engage core and leg muscles.