blue milk: who knew there was so much to say about feminist motherhood? (Cross-posted over there). This is the current cover of The Main Edge and their faaascinating lead story on alcoholic milkshakes – “Milkshakes aren’t just for kids anymore”…. Read More ›
I’ve just put up a post over at Sack Kyle & Jackie O that addresses some of the questions being asked about whether the whole scandal still matters now that “Rachel” asked police last week to not investigate further and now the claims by family members on last night’s A Current Affair that she wasn’t raped, that the sex was “consensual”. A 12 year old, passed out drunk while at a party she’d lied about going to, had consensual sex with a (not much) older boy with other people in the room, according to them. So why didn’t any of those other people stop it?
Welcome to the Fifteenth Edition of down under feminists carnival! This carnival features posts made by Aussie and Kiwi feminists during July, 2009.
I’d like you to watch this ad with a critical eye. [Transcript is appended.] http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=19472558&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0 [If you know all about the Code and Innocenti and APMAIF already, skip down to the next iteration of the ad below!] The WHO Code… Read More ›
There were a number of great responses to the blather put out by Bettina on sex in marriage and women’s “fragile” libidos and I have gathered together a few of them here for those that may not have seen them. There are quite a few people out there who don’t agree with Bettina, and gosh they write well. Enjoy.
[Everything is under the fold; trigger warnings apply]
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in consultation with the Vatican, is trying to overturn a court order to remove the feeding tubes from a woman who has been in a coma for 17 years and been assessed as having no… Read More ›
This fairly blunt profile of Caroline Chisholm presents her as an impressive but uncomfortable woman due to her uncompromising standards, and came as a bit of an eye-opener to me in terms of sanitised school history: the fact that the young immigrant underclass women that she was training had been lured to the Australian colonies where they were left to fend for themselves and would have no options other than prostitution or crime to earn a living was very heavily glossed over
Warning: most of the images below the cut are wildly offensive, racist, and contain strong sexualised violence triggers. The same applies to all of the links in this post. Sociological Images features some photos from Pirelli’s car-tyre calendar. The calendar… Read More ›