Ack. I can’t even write about this. Coverage from others: Helen Mirren tells men’s magazine date rape shouldn’t be illegal – why, oh why?! from The F-Word Blog by Jess McCabe Helen Mirren thinks date rape shouldn’t be illegal? from… 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:
He pimped his wife to voters as a potential contestant in a local “beauty contest” that involves skimpy swimwear, topless parades and simulated sex acts – (edited to addwhich to be fair I’m sure he didn’t know was quite so “risque”, but it’s still totally objectifying his wife). (Video here of both McCain’s “quip” and a typical night’s entertainment in the contest) As I’m sure you’ll all
Liss at Shakesville has posted before about the commercial exploitation of woman as dismembered body parts: It’s so very girly to get all worked up about novelty boobs. Oh, you’re such a girl. You’re fucking right I’m a girl. I’m… Read More ›
Typical MND misrepresentation: shame on you, Glenn Sacks OK, his explanation does make sense after all
Alert blog-readers may have noticed that many blogs, including this one, use a “cut” or “more” tag on longer posts, so that only the first few paragraphs show on the main page, and to read the full story one needs… Read More ›