Monday round-up and open thread
Laura // 11 October 2010
Here’s our latest collection of links we haven’t got round to blogging in the past week, feel free to have at ’em and add your own in comments.
Jessica Valenti asks who stole feminism.
V at Feminazery shares her personal day of misogyny.
A review of The Social Network: “Missing from what critics are calling the defining story of our age are female characters who aren’t doting groupies, sexed-up Asians, vengeful sluts, or dumpy, feminist killjoys…”
This post from Shapely Prose has been doing the rounds again, one year on: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced.
Women bloggers in Afghanistan keep on hitting “Publish” in the face of sexist backlash.
Virginia Haussegger argues that feminism has failed in the face of “a totalising ideology [that is] on the march across the world, and it’s anti-women. This is not about religion, piety or virtue. Rather it’s about misogyny and a global war against women.”
Some dude uses the classic “world peace” excuse to get women to sit on his face (fat women and not-suitably-feminine-enough trans women need not apply). Charming. On so many levels.
Feminism and Joss Whedon: The Contagion of Misogyny (Meloukhia).
The National Women’s Council of Ireland have criticised Ryanair for using a calendar of their female cabin crew in bikinis to raise money for a disabled children’s charity.
CripChick on Disability History Month in North Carolina: “I want to talk about why disability looks white. I want us to understand how ableism has been leveraged against communities of color with black folks historically being thought of as less capable (therefore fit for slavery) and special education commonly serving as a means of segregating students of color both with and without disabilities.”
Gender Across Borders: Why gay marriage in Argentina is good for women.
Women’s Resource Centre briefing on lesbian, bisexual and trans women’s services in the UK.
The Guardian reports on the increase of eating disorders in women over 30.