It’s that time of the month again with Call for Feminism 101 Links III, and a guest post – Feminism Friday: What can I do, right now today, to help stop sexual violence
Colour us as unreasonably demanding, but women do tend to want a little bit more than a guy who simply refrains from being nasty like it’s some great sacrifice (which implies that he might just stop refraining from being nasty if he doesn’t feel appreciated enough, so watch it).
I don’t have time to do justice to the mountains of myths about women who have positions of some status and authority amongst other women as advisors, counsellors and healers…
I hear this a fair bit. People who are angry, passionate, non-submissive, resolute, intense – we get shocked looks, and exhortations to compromise, and remarks like “You’ll catch more flies with honey, dear“. I’ve been vaguely wondering why that particular… Read More ›
And that talking point is: “If you truly support ALL women’s rights then you will get behind Sarah Palin and fight for her.” The news that a group of veteran feminist organisations have endorsed the Obama/Biden ticket (many of the… Read More ›
from Shakesville by Melissa McEwan (read the whole series, linked at the foot of the post)
Olympic medal-winning women called “gold-diggers”
from Feministing by Ann
Why feminism should be taught in schools
From The Times by Joan Smith
Looking back, I’m amazed at how much we achieved – many feminist ideas, such as the right to maternity leave, have become mainstream – but I’m also horrified by the casual misogyny of 21st-century life. Since my book, Misogynies, was first published in 1989, it has got much worse.
But 21st-century politicians don’t use the vocabulary of their 20th-century forebears, and feminism needs to reinvent itself as much as any other political movement.
Also from The Times:
A few must-reads highlighting several very different feminist core issues from the recent posts at Feministe:
Octogalore: Opt Out, Push Out, and Pink Collar Paths
Well, it’s critical for workplaces to become more family friendly. Single parents, poor parents, don’t have the option for one parent not to work. And for women and men to have equal access to unemployment benefits.
But it’s also critical for this “family friendly” path not to
This is an early Feminism Friday post, as I won’t have time to write anything this long again until the New Year, probably. This post has been edited for clarity since it was first published. A thread disrupter is trying… Read More ›
Over at Feministe, Jill dissects a particularly loopy column/movie review from Jill Stanek (dialled up several notches even from her notoriously loose grip on what passes for analysis), where Stanek ends up in her column’s comments thread being reduced to… Read More ›