The 82nd Edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival

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.

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

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this edition! I hope you all enjoy. … More The 82nd Edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival

Naked Bodies = Sex

In western society, it’s generally thought that nudity is something that belongs in private, and not in public. As a kid, running around without clothes on isn’t really frowned upon – it’s considered innocent and natural. But as soon as you hit puberty or thereabouts, it suddenly becomes less ok, unless you’re in the privacy … More Naked Bodies = Sex

Gym reflections

Tomorrow I am heading back to the gym. I have mixed feelings about it. I’m going because my physio recommended it to help me deal with back pain (and associated issues) I’ve had for a few years now. Pilates and yoga, mainly. (I’m counting them as belonging to the category of ‘going to the gym’ … More Gym reflections

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)

A New Year

It’s been a bit quiet here on the blog lately. The beginning of the year is always pretty busy, if not with uni work, then with life things – visiting family, getting back into the research job I got for the summer, organising to go overseas at the end of the month, pondering the year … More A New Year

My Feminist Wishlist

This month, The News With Nipples has been asking for submissions on ‘the future’ for the 55th edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival. So I thought I’d write something on what I want to see in the future, for feminism. And life in general. Obviously, writing a complete list of things that could be … More My Feminist Wishlist

Are Periods Really That Special?

There’s this thing about periods (menstruation, for clarification) I’ve been pondering lately. It’s how they’re simultaneously something cherished and celebrated, something essential to womanhood – and something that needs to be hidden, something that shouldn’t be talked about, and occasionally something that makes those people who have them irrational and crazy. I’ve talked about period … More Are Periods Really That Special?