Weekly round-up and open thread, 22-28 May 2012

// 28 May 2012



In case you’ve missed some feminist-related news and great posts in the past week, here’s a selection of the finest.

As usual, add links in the comments section and feel free to begin a discussion on a topic you feel strongly about or on one we haven’t blogged about. Please note that the links here do not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement and may be triggering.

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Comments From You

Shadow // Posted 28 May 2012 at 2:07 pm

I fail to see what connection this phrase has concerning malestream media reporting a female commercial pilot rightly ejected a misogynistic male passenger.

‘Passenger thrown off plane by female pilot because of sexist remarks (Telegraph) Note the ‘ungendered’ passenger.’

The fact malestream media did not specifically state in its headline ‘misogynistic male passenger ejected by female pilot’ was of course intentional. However, it is clear the individual uttering misogynistic sexualised insults against female commercial pilots is male. Ergo sex of perpetrator is stated albeit not in headline.

Justine Ossum // Posted 28 May 2012 at 9:33 pm

Can someone explain why the story about the Brazilian mother and doctors being excommunicated is news this week? The dateline on the article is 2009.

(Not that it’s not a horrifying story still.)

Laura // Posted 29 May 2012 at 5:04 pm

Sorry Justine – must have been doing the rounds somewhere and one of us picked up on it without noticing the date.

Laura // Posted 29 May 2012 at 5:06 pm

Shadow – that’s what Alicia was getting at.

Feminist Avatar // Posted 30 May 2012 at 3:10 pm

@Justine – somebody, I think at Democratic Underground (but maybe it appeared somewhere else earlier), brought it up during an argument about the catholic church, and then it appeared as a discussion point on a few feminist blogs in the last week (one of the ones I read directed me back to DU). I remembered reading it the first time around in 2009, so picked up on it!

Alicia Izharuddin // Posted 1 June 2012 at 6:16 am

Shadow, I was actually pointing out how malestream mainstream media reporting is. A quick comment, nothing more. Thanks Laura for helping to point that out as well.

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