The 64th Down Under Feminists’ Carnival

Welcome to the 64th edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival! For the uninitiated, this carnival is a collection of blogging on feminist-y themes by Australian and New Zealand bloggers. I last hosted the carnival in July 2012, so this is my second go. You can find past carnivals here on the DUFC website. (You … More The 64th Down Under Feminists’ Carnival

Best and Less gets something right about advertising (and a few things wrong)

Yesterday I was flicking through the inevitable junk mail that had accumulated in my mailbox, and stopped at a double page spread in the Best and Less catalogue. It actually took me a moment to realise what it was that was so odd about the ad: it featured seven women who were not your traditional … More Best and Less gets something right about advertising (and a few things wrong)

Burdens on Society

Lately I’ve been thinking about the rhetoric that is ‘being a burden on society.’ It’s a phrase that gets thrown around at many things, resulting in some form of self-righteous judgement and de-humanisation of those accused of being a burden. Who is a burden on society? Well, that’s easy, society tells us. It’s those fat … More Burdens on Society

When will women stop being told to be more careful?

Please note that this post discusses sexual violence, victim blaming and rape culture, and may be triggering. Recently there has been a lot of talk about rape culture on the internet and in the media, especially in regards to the Steubenville rape case. You don’t have to look far to see some of the responses … More When will women stop being told to be more careful?

Feminism, Philanthropy and Gina Rinehart (and other high-profile women)

The question brewing into a small cyclone in the feminist sphere at the moment is the question of whether Gina Rinehart is a feminist – prompted by Alecia Simmonds’ piece over at Daily Life. How can Rinehart possibly be a feminist, I hear everyone ask? She’s ‘obscenely’ rich, she’s mean, she hasn’t got a philanthropic … More Feminism, Philanthropy and Gina Rinehart (and other high-profile women)

Check out the 55th Down Under Feminists Carnival!

Not much to say today, other than that everyone should check out the 55th Edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival over at the news with nipples! Kim has done a fantastic job putting together this month’s edition – there were so many excellent posts that I almost drooled all over my keyboard. And all … More Check out the 55th Down Under Feminists Carnival!