Signal Boosting: spruik your social justice events in May

This post is open to any social justice activist to spruik any upcoming event/activism outreach: protests, vigils, petitions, fundraisers, film nights, book launches, festivals etc. There are Guidelines. This May spruiking post is brought to you by the recently published anthology Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the academic industrial complex of feminism, edited by Jessica Yee.

Comments fixed

I thought that I had unchecked a settings box that I checked for a brief hiatus over the New Year period. I just realised that apparently that change never went through.

An Open Letter to US College Students

I’ve been getting quite a few emails from students asking very similar questions, although the very similar questions are about rather different issues, over the last few months. I bet I’m not the only blogger getting them, either.

Obviously this is an approach that somebody is recommending to you, but can I tell you what it feels like to me? It feels like you are asking me to do your homework. That’s not what tertiary education is supposed to be training you to do.

Back on deck

Approximately a month’s worth of comments have just been released from the moderation queue now that I’m back from hols.


It’s school holidays here for the next few weeks. I will only have intermittent internet access as I race about doing holiday things. All comments will go to the moderation queue while I’m otherwise engaged.

Call for submissions: sexual violence survivor stories/poetry/artwork etc

Soulspeakout.org was born out of the need for a safe space for survivors to tell their stories. We hope that you are able to use it as a safe space to reach out to other survivors or just have your voice heard.

Quicklink: Derailing for Dummies has been updated

FYI: I have been alerted by the author that Derailing For Dummies (D4D) has five new entries: I’ve also updated the mirror of D4D here at FF101 to reflect these changes.


You may have suddenly noticed a flurry of comments have been published, and that some of them are weeks old. My apologies for the delay in publication, but I haven’t been well. Moderating FF101 was one of the things on my tasks list that had to be pushed below necessary daily stuff. I’ll try to […]

Feminism Friday: How can men express sexual interest in a feminist way?

It’s a question a lot of men have – they see themselves as feminist allies, they don’t want to be objectifying or creepy, but they still want to be able to express their sexual attraction to women whom they find appealing. And so they should – men and women enjoying sex together is a good thing! But I can understand why some of the things one learns as a feminist ally could make one reticent because of the possibility of putting one’s foot in it and being perceived as one of the bad guys, or even worse: appearing to be one of those predatory faux-feminist men who’s only parroting glib sound-bites in order to get laid.

What will Twitter will make of a #feminismfriday hashtag?

If you’re on Twitter, and you’ve read some terrific feminist/womanist blogging this week, please tweet the link and hashtag it as #feminismfriday. For an extra dollop of helpful goodness, if it’s a great Feminism 101 post, please also tag it as #FF101.

If you’re not on Twitter, please drop a link to a post that meets the general Feminism Friday guidelines in comments on this page.


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