Weekly round-up and open thread, 2 May 2011

// 2 May 2011


The Earth seen from Apollo 17 (public domain image via Wikipedia)Here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

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I think there’s really only one music video I could post to close this week’s round-up thread: X-Ray Spex Oh Bondage! Up Yours! which featured Poly Styrene. (If you haven’t already done so, I’d really recommend checking out her last album, Generation Indigo)

“I think that gender equality is down to the individual performer, I mean there are a lot more girls in bikinis looking sexy in videos, I don’t think that’s gender equality myself – but if you write good songs and you’re prepared to get up and sing them then gender equality has improved over the last 30 years.” [Poly Styrene, Flux Magazine]


[Public domain image The Earth seen from Apollo 17 via Wikipedia]

Comments From You

peace // Posted 2 May 2011 at 9:14 am

i just read the dear rapist article from the guardian and i could not stop crying. i felt so bad for her and to know that he only served six months is just horrible.

peace // Posted 2 May 2011 at 9:18 am

i personally am not a fan of punk music at all and i have never got the connection to feminism. I don’t mean to be mean but to me its just noise.

Lindsey // Posted 3 May 2011 at 12:01 pm

Omg! Joanna Russ…


eleanargh // Posted 3 May 2011 at 1:56 pm

Does anyone have links to feminist articles about the wedding other than that Evening Standard one, and more critical than that? Thanks.

Kristin // Posted 3 May 2011 at 3:05 pm

eleanargh, “Obscene British patriarchy-fest inspires a few auntly words on weddings” from I Blame the Patriarchy might amuse you.

eleanargh // Posted 3 May 2011 at 4:27 pm

Yay, thanks Kristin – I haven’t checked IBTP for too long!

earwicga // Posted 3 May 2011 at 10:46 pm

@ peace – I guess you’ve never heard of Crass then? I’m sure somebody else can explain more ably than me what punk is though.

It’s a shame to see the same sex kiss ban lie reach here.

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