Tag Archive | feminism

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. […]

Feminism Friday: More on how Rape Jokes Just Aren’t Funny

Obviously, a lot of women feel uncomfortable about rape jokes because rape is an ever-present background threat to daily life for us, not just a bit of regrettable “bad sex”. Melissa McEwan at Shakesville has written quite a lot about how rape jokes bolster rape culture, and posted an excellent essay on the subject of […]

Feminism Friday: The origins of the word “sexism”

Although it has long since become a household phrase, the origins of the term “sexism” are not widely known. In researching this article, I found that the term is most commonly dated to the 1968 paper “Freedom for Movement Girls – Now”, however there are actually two other known appearances of this word prior to […]

Open Thread: Feminism, Sexual Orientation and Social Hostility

This thread is a response to a comment from Astrodyke in the Suggestions thread: I don’t see tags for “lesbian” or “sexual orientation”. It’d be nice to have some FAQs about lesbianism and how it relates to feminism. There are the straw questions, “Don’t all feminists hate men?” or “Aren’t all feminists lesbians?” But there […]

The Keeping and Feeding of Trolls (or not)

Not everyone who disrupts a thread with questions that derail rather than further discussion means to be disruptive, but most feminist blogs soon learn that many disruptive posters are simply throwing anti-feminist monkey wrenches around: they have no genuine interest in substantive debate, they just want to bury the forum in sidetracks because the discusssions […]

Reading roundup

Anita Roddick in memoriam R.I.P., Anita Roddick from kateharding.net by kateharding R.I.P. from The F-Word Blog by zohra moosa Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, has died from Feministing by Jessica Gender Expectations This ev-psych bullshit must stop from Reclusive Leftist by The Ghost of Violet Top 5 Myths About Girls, Math and Science […]

FAQ: Some feminist said/did something offensive/stupid/crazy/evil, so isn’t feminism a failure?

A: No. No one person represents the whole feminist movement, or all feminisms. Not this feminist, not any other feminist. Often both the people asking this sort of question and the responses conflate two separate arguments: Did the person actually commit the alleged offensive/stupid/crazy/evil action? Does committing that offensive/stupid/crazy/evil action reflect badly on feminism? Trying […]

Feminism Friday: Open Thread on gender dominance issues in sexuality, slurs and raunch culture

Where do you point a male feminist ally (whose alliance up until now has been based on largely unexamined egalitarian impulses, but who hasn’t read any theory) to find good introductory analysis of gendered dominance in sexual behaviours, and how attitudes towards and about sexual behaviours play back into gender relations more widely? Some of […]

Feminism Friday Round-Up

As usual, not all of these posts have actually been tagged as Feminism Friday articles by their authors, but if a post appears to fit into the category I include it. Please add any other online articles you think fit the bill from the last few weeks in comments. Amanda Marcotte is out of the […]

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