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.
So disappointed and angry about DtJ excluding the voices of women with disabilities from their #beingawoman discussions; it’s especially appalling that DtJ community admins have blocked simple announcements about the upcoming White Flower Memorial gathering to commemorate women, men and children with disabilities who have died as a result of violence, neglect or abuse.
Assigned Male on Tumblr posted about what’s important to remember not just on the official day.
Although isn’t it lovely that we do at least now have a Queen of the Sport of Kings? Kudelka nails the much more important announcement that this week’s distractions have successfully pushed off the media cycle’s agenda.
What’s piqued your media interests lately?
This morning, Australia’s mandatory 2 year data retention regime began. Internet activity through Australian ISPs including mobile phone providers is now recorded.
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Today’s brickbat has been thoroughly earned by clicktivist campaign group GetUp! with their latest email campaign. The information about the campaign was conveyed as a series of images of text. The alt tags to the images were as follows: “The Plan” “Can’t see?” “Try turning on images”