I like that I don’t worry about being beaten for my sexuality by bigots. I like that I don’t worry about being pulled over by a cop because my skin color. I like that I don’t have to be worried about being under paid because of my gender and race. I like that I don’t worry about people attacking me for finding out that my sex at birth and gender match. I like that I don’t worry about a bunch of people making laws over what goes on in my body. I like that I can speak out and not worry about being physically assaulted due to my size and gender.
Month: March 2013
All the details on the latest edition (DUFC #58 at wom*news), and how to submit to the next one!
Signal Boost: it’s easy, as an individual, to dismiss interactions with creeps as specific to you/the place you were/the thing you were doing/the thing you were wearing and I call bullshit on that.
This year’s Pamela Denoon Lecture at the ANU in Canberra will be given by Clementine Ford on the topic “Misogyny, Power and the Media”.
6:30pm, Wednesday 6 March, free and open to the public.
I met a theatre cat on Friday night, and he was typically imperious and graciously accepting the admiration that is naturally his due. Anybody else know a theatre cat or two?
Prime Minister Gillard’s looks would be irrelevant except that everything about her, including her appearance, has been represented in the media in such an incredibly hostile manner that you’ll be genuinely taken aback when you meet her. And it’s depressing, as a woman, to see this for yourself – the contrast between the Prime Minister as she appears, in person, and how you think she looks based on her appearance in the media.
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?
Feminism that prioritises popularity over its own integrity will necessarily fail, as it is bound to reproduce the very problems it is fighting against.
This latest whimsy has a feline flavour. What has tickled your fancy lately?