Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread #3

// 16 August 2010

Each week there are things which we would love to blog about, but which pass us by. So, here is a weekly round-up of things we wanted to share. If there are things you want to add, consider this an open thread to add items of interest or chat with other feminists.

Did we miss anything else?

Comments From You

maggie // Posted 16 August 2010 at 1:19 pm

Re the Korean trend for getting younger actresses, Anne Bancroft was 36 when she starred in The Graduate and Dustin Hoffman was erm..30!

Good to see that Ed and David’s mum is backing Ms Abbott. She couldn’t possibly be asked to choose between her two sons.

And as for the Daily Mail’s guess the lovers campaign. Ugh! So wrong on so many counts.

Hannah // Posted 16 August 2010 at 1:52 pm

A lot of interesting links on here, as always, but that story about cramps changing the structure of our brains is pretty tantalising. I will be interested to see if there are any follow ups to this in the future.

I sometimes read the Daily Mail site when I’m bored, so I had already seen the article linked to here. My first reaction was confusion mixed with disbelief – how on earth can you expect to judge how many people someone has slept with based on what they look like, and what an offensive thing to try and do! Every time I read the Daily Mail, it seems to become more and more of a parody of itself. All you can tell from that selection of images is the prejudices that people who read the DM want confirmed.

maggie // Posted 16 August 2010 at 11:13 pm

@ Irit:

It’s Mad Men for the 21st Century. The women are not only talented but bootilicious as well. Awww!

Catherine Redfern // Posted 16 August 2010 at 11:40 pm

Hannah – agreed, the Daily Mail is racist, sexist and horrendous.

angercanbepower // Posted 17 August 2010 at 3:12 pm

I’d blog about this one myself if I wasn’t so busy at the moment:


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