The 82nd Edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival

Welcome to the 82nd Edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival!

The logo for the Down Under Feminists Carnival: a southern cross within the symbol for female.
The logo for the Down Under Feminists Carnival: a southern cross within the symbol for female.

The DUFC is a collection of writing on broadly-defined feminist issues by Australian and New Zealand bloggers. It encompasses everything from political commentary to topics like race, gender, sexual inequality, queer issues, disability, human rights and social justice, sex and relationships, fat politics, feminist theory and more.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this edition! I hope you all enjoy.

Australian Politics

Let’s start off with the least satisfying stuff – that which goes on in our own political system.

  • At Hoyden About Town, Orlando writes about Gillian Triggs as Friday Hoyden. Nice to see someone not demonising her for simply speaking truth to power.
  • And on that topic, Jennifer Worthing at lip magazine takes some time to look at the report of the Commission into children in immigration detention, and what it actually says. Instead of blindly condemning it like some (unfortunately powerful) people.
  • Robyn Oyeniyi of Team Oyeniyi writes about needing politicians with vision, who will actually do the research needed to inform policy stances on things like domestic violence and medicare, instead of just blurting out useless rhetoric.
  • Noely of YaThink? writes about the shock QLD election result, and how it was actually social media and personal experiences that changed people’s minds, not having the same slogan yelled at you a million times.

Race

A collection of posts on race, mostly on how how politics is getting it wrong. You know, just for a change.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence has been at the forefront of the media lately, if not at the forefront of politics, prompting some great responses.

Everyday Sexism

A hodge-podge of posts about casual sexism, privilege and stereotypes.

Health, Bodies and Sexualities

Literary, Musical and Visual Things

And a couple of strays that didn’t fit elsewhere

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6 thoughts on “The 82nd Edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival

  1. Some great pieces. And now I need to go see Mr angharad about the car he was supposed to buy me when we got married…

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