announcements

Disability is a feminist issue

The 2008 roundup is at Diary of a Goldfish

Event Announcement: Chicago screenings of Nubian’s documentary

Directed by experimental filmmaker Kortney Ryan Ziegler, still black is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of six black transgender men living in the United States. Through the intimate stories of their lives as artists, students, husbands, fathers, lawyers, and teachers, the film offers viewers a complex and multi-faceted image of race, sexuality and trans identity.

Hiatus

I’ve got a health crisis within the family to deal with, so my internet time will be devoted to finding out about that for a while. I’ll keep track of comments and moderation of same, but there won’t be any major posts from me here for the next few weeks. I’ll still be posting snippets […]

Announcing Hollaback Australia

Holla Back Australia empowers Australian women to holler back at street harassers. If you’ve been harassed or groped on public transport, playing sport, eating out, working, walking between classes, dancing the night away, walking the dog, or enjoying the beach – you have the right to feel safe and to be safe. You don’t need […]

Blog for Choice Day 2008

It’s the 35th anniversary of the U.S.A. Supreme Court in the case of Roe v. Wade, a decision which allowed the legalisation of terminations of pregnancy in the U.S.A. on what is widely viewed as essentially a technicality, which is why the case is still so important. There is no Federal legislation decriminalising abortion, merely […]

In which the moderator apologises for dropping the ball

I have been distracted over the holiday break, and this has meant that over the last month or so I have allowed some commenters through whom I would normally have cut off at the pass. The tone of the blog has suffered badly as a result. Those commentors are aggressive and are discouraging other voices, […]

Happy New Year, all

A few days late, I know. Hope that you all enjoyed your holidays and that the year ahead is productive and joyous.

Best of ’07: post nominations

This is to alert the feminist/womanist blogging community to the FemmoBolsho ’07 Best Posts compilation I have just announced over at Hoyden About Town. (“Bolshy” in Aussie slang has no special leftist connotations, it has a stronger denotation of simply “challenging the status quo”.) There are two wings of the nomination procedure: nominate your favourite […]

Carnival roundup

A reminder for those looking for excellence in feminist blogging, the various feminist and women-centric blog carnivals regularly present the cream of the crop. All the carnivals below feature strong analysis of gender roles and other feminist issues, and the special interest carnivals highlight how feminism informs areas such as science careers and science fiction. […]

We get activist email

In my inbox this morning. As I’m not a US citizen, I reproduce it here for those who are: Hi Feminism 101, My name is Joey Appley-Epstein, and I’m writing to you on behalf of a project by the Women’s Campaign Forum called “She Should Run.” The goal of the project is to encourage both […]

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