These Trump surrogates’ blank stares when “grabbing women by the pussy” is accurately described to them as sexual assault are just particularly high-profile examples of how most of the world refuses to recognise sexual assault for what it is.
old, new, social, global, cross platforms etc.
Maybe [the press] should take a little deeper look into the underlying lack of trust in all institutions instead of attributing the numbers to alleged character flaws of individuals.
The 45th Federal Parliament of Australia should be interesting. As in ancient curse/benison “interesting”.
But as the Canberra politicians put on their solemnest faces today, the world keeps turning: what news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
[Content Note: homophobia, homophobic oppression, trivialisation of homophobia]
“The Daily Beast Just Violated Queer Athletes, Gay Space, and Journalistic Standards in One Fell Swoop”
“Jokes about socially unacceptable things aren’t just “jokes.” They [normalise] that unacceptable thing, [telling] the people who agree with you that, yes, this is an okay thing to talk about.”
What might Hillary really be thinking? How about Michelle?
Here in Oz, buckle up for more Brandis Equivocation-Watch.
Need a last minute guide and cheat sheet generator to take into the polling booth (and know which polling place near you has the oughta-be-obligatory Democracy Sausage sizzle happening)? Here’s the links you need.
A schmaltz-free post on mothering for Mother’s Day! Denise Huza’s response on xojane to an author interview that made a lot of women (not all of them mothers) pretty damn cranky: – “After years of mothers getting little recognition for what they do, we are finally making headway. It’s no longer a secret that mothering is hard, thankless work. Foye’s argument for “me-ternity” (a term I hope I never have to type or read again) craps on that fight.”
Welcome to the 96th Down Under Feminists Carnival.
Today’s news links are of highly paid professionals in positions with above-average levels of public interaction who have somehow failed to hurdle extremely low bars for standards of conduct.
What’s piqued your media interests lately? (the theme of each edition is merely for discussion-starter purposes – all current news items are on topic!)