Category Archives: Feminism

He doesn’t need a motion, he needs a mirror: Gillard puts her foot down

Julia Gillard has been subject to a huge amount of sexist and misogynist rhetoric since she took office. I don’t always agree with her politically, but descending to the sort of bile exhibited by those opposite her have used is absolutely repugnant. Critique the policy if you will, but leave the personal attacks out.

Up until this point she has maintained a fairly stoic silence on this front, but this rebuttal is worth the wait. The sad bit of me wonders which shock-jock or newspaper polemicist will use the terms “hysterical”, “screeching”, “shrill” or similar first and show that by them, the point will always be missed.


Gillard labels Abbott a misogynist – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).


Because your privilege is so entrenched, you don’t feel privileged

I was linked to this via Something Wonky.

I am often horrified at how difficult it is to explain privilege, and how much I then panic and start just putting random phrases (“hierarchy of oppression”, “intersectionality”, “mansplaining”, “fuck off/fuck you”) into an arbitrary order until my head explodes.

As a feminist and a gamer (Dwarf hunter! – don’t tell the cool kids), I really liked this way of explaining.

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is – Whatever.

At the Risk of Sounding Angry: On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage : Ms. Magazine Blog

I’m late to this, but words can’t describe how much I love it.

At the Risk of Sounding Angry: On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage : Ms. Magazine Blog.

Israeli and Palestinian Women Defy Checkpoints to Socialize


Random acts of defiance, and how having a picnic with some neighbourhood kids is actually an amazing act of political will, resistance and subversion:

Israeli and Palestinian Women Defy Checkpoints to Socialize : Ms. Magazine Blog.

Iran to increase single-sex (read: male) uni admissions.

Sometimes it’s like two steps forward, one step back. Was Iran worried it would be seen as some sort of feminist Mecca?

Anger as Iran bans women from universities – Telegraph.

Feminist Law Professors

Nearly all of us root for fairness, not for our own sex. - Nicholas Kristof

Captain Awkward

Advice. Staircase Wit. Faux Pas. Movies.

Ms. Magazine Blog

An oasis of calm in a web of neurosis...


An oasis of calm in a web of neurosis...


In defense of the sanctimonious women's studies set.

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