Reminder: submit now for the 92nd Down Under Feminists Carnival! Email submissions to mary-carnival [at] puzzling [dot] org. Submissions must be of posts of feminist interest by writers from Australia and New Zealand that were published in December 2015.
Month: December 2015
What’s piqued your media interests lately? As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for items covering any current sociopolitical issue (the theme of each edition is merely for discussion-starter purposes – all current news items are on topic!).
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a great book? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?
Feel free to talk services, observances, decorations, rushing, shopping, gifts, surprises, feasting and family traditions heart-warming and otherwise. If anyone making other seasonal observances wants to join the thread, please do.
If there is one thing I’d like people to take away from 2015, it’s this: Violence against women is not funny. Over and over and over this year (and in all the years prior), we’ve heard the same excuses and… Read More ›
Hoyden is welcoming the Down Under Feminists Carnival back for the eight time in January! Please submit December 2015 posts of feminist interest by authors in Australia or New Zealand.
Late last year, writer Tanya Ashworth contacted me for my answers to some questions she had about the effects of immersing oneself in the background media consumption required to write regularly about feminist issues: the drip-drip-drip of piece after piece of anti-women incident coverage and condescending/fatuous/abusively sexist op-eds. Yesterday she finally managed to get that article published, and my answers are in fine company – Clementine Ford, Van Badham, Lou Heinrich and Viv Smythe: optimism in the face of online abuse.
Who would you snog marry or avoid in the Doctor Who Universe?