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  • 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

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    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?

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

  • Quicklink: Rape prevention aimed at rapists works

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    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 ›

  • BFTP: Popularity of long-debunked rape myths: talk about disheartening

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    Sites aimed at rape prevention should do a better job of checking their facts if they really want to help women and other potential rape victims: parroting long-debunked factoids does more harm than good.

    This is a repost: originally published in 2008. Over the last week it’s suddenly started getting first dozens and now hundreds of views per day. Since the original post’s comments were closed long ago, please comment here if you have something to say.

  • Quicklink: Clementine Ford on NGOKC and double standards

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    A few weeks ago a controversial tumblr was started which highlighted the OK Cupid dating profiles of certain men who claimed to be Nice/Decent Guys, but whose answers on optional stock questions set by OK Cupid revealed various degrees of Not-Nice/Not-Decent attitudes. Clementine lays out the back-story, analyses some of the criticisms, and comes to some conclusions.

  • Femmostroppo Reader, January 7 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!

  • Media Circus: Heatwave edition

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    What has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.