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.
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!).
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.
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.