This article in The Atlantic by Phoebe Maltz Bovy, “The ethical implications of parents writing about their children” is incredibly unforgiving of mother writers and bloggers. She sets the benchmark very low for the test of appropriateness with writing and… Read More ›
Month: January 2013
Men Who Dance
Why is it not absolutely commonplace for little boys to be taken to dance class, the way it is for little girls? Imagine what a disaster it would be if we were to end up in a world with no Leading Men Who Dance.
Whimsy: Animal Armour edition
Sometimes we all need to see teh awesome. Please share anything that has recently surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you!
Femmostroppo Reader, January 13 2013
Items of interest encountered recently. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments. Shameless self-promotion entirely welcome!
Otterday! And Open Thread
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Books? News stories? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?
Eva Cox in The Conversation: Tony Abbott: a confused, conservative sexist, but not a misogynist.
Milanda Rout in The Australian (paywalled): Feminist insists Abbott no misogynist.
What can they reasonably expect?
What is a reasonable expectation if you have invited someone over to watch a movie?
Quicklink: Rape prevention aimed at rapists works
The “Don’t Be That Guy” campaign is a public service rape prevention campaign launched in Edmonton in 2010, and adopted by other cities in Canada, which took the radical step of aiming its message, not at potential rape victims, but at potential rapists.
New feminist science tumblr needs a logo
A couple of young Melbourne women are setting up a feminist tumblr, She Blinded Me With Science. Here’s the mission statement: “Welcome to She Blinded Me With Science! We are young women in science who want to see better conversations… Read More ›
BFTP: Popularity of long-debunked rape myths: talk about disheartening
Sites aimed at rape prevention should do a better job of checking their facts if they really want to help women and other potential rape victims: parroting long-debunked factoids does more harm than good.
This is a repost: originally published in 2008. Over the last week it’s suddenly started getting first dozens and now hundreds of views per day. Since the original post’s comments were closed long ago, please comment here if you have something to say.