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  • Media Circus #spill edition

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    Parliamentary Labor Caucus will meet at 4:30PM to vote on all leadership positions.

  • The controversy in writing about your children

    This article in The Atlantic by Phoebe Maltz Bovy, “The ethical implications of parents writing about their children” is incredibly unforgiving of mother writers and bloggers. She sets the benchmark very low for the test of appropriateness with writing and… Read More ›

  • Men Who Dance

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    Why is it not absolutely commonplace for little boys to be taken to dance class, the way it is for little girls? Imagine what a disaster it would be if we were to end up in a world with no Leading Men Who Dance.

  • Whimsy: Animal Armour edition

    Sometimes we all need to see teh awesome. Please share anything that has recently surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you!

  • Femmostroppo Reader, January 13 2013

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    Items of interest encountered recently. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments. Shameless self-promotion entirely welcome!

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    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?

  • Two headlines

    Eva Cox in The Conversation: Tony Abbott: a confused, conservative sexist, but not a misogynist.

    Milanda Rout in The Australian (paywalled): Feminist insists Abbott no misogynist.

    Quelle surprise.

  • What can they reasonably expect?

    a silver bearded man in a fishing cap gazes thoughtfully into the distance, in the background is a wide stretch of water and a square-rigged sailing ship beside a lighthouse, all underneath a dark and cloudy sky

    What is a reasonable expectation if you have invited someone over to watch a movie?

  • Quicklink: Rape prevention aimed at rapists works

    The “Don’t Be That Guy” campaign is a public service rape prevention campaign launched in Edmonton in 2010, and adopted by other cities in Canada, which took the radical step of aiming its message, not at potential rape victims, but at potential rapists.

  • New feminist science tumblr needs a logo

    A couple of young Melbourne women are setting up a feminist tumblr, She Blinded Me With Science. Here’s the mission statement: “Welcome to She Blinded Me With Science! We are young women in science who want to see better conversations… Read More ›