I’ve been looking back at some of the things I’ve posted on this blog about asexuality over the last week, and I’ve realised that there’s actually a lot more there than I thought there was. Which feels pretty good, to be honest, because over the past year I’ve not exactly felt the most confident in my asexuality-writing endeavours. This is possibly a side-effect of being an Honours student, and spending every bit of my reading and writing energy on my thesis. And probably some other things as well.
But, the thesis is now done and dusted, and seeing as I’m trying to tidy up the blog a bit, I thought I’d make a masterlist of all the things I’ve written over the past four years. Eventually I want to include this on the asexuality resource page I’m working on (just for this blog, nothing fancy). In the meantime, I thought I’d post it here as a reference for anyone who might be interested … More A Masterlist of Writing on Asexuality
Something every new feminist, I think, has to contend with at some point is the question of gender, and what it really is. My own understanding of this question has gone through quite a few evolutions over the years I’ve been interested in feminism and its theory and practice. This post is a bit of a reflection on my own changing understanding of sex and gender and the relationship of the two – nothing cohesive, just some of my own musings over the years.
The first revelation came quite easily, at some point in high school, the idea that sex and gender are not actually the same thing. It’s the most basic realisation of gender studies, social science, anthropology and most humanities fields, and since I picked up on it, it’s felt so commonplace and obvious I have to roll my eyes when my intro to anthropology lecturer spends a whole lecture on it, only to continue to get it wrong throughout … More The Stuff in Between (some thoughts on sex and gender)
It’s that time again! Yup, that’s right. It’s time for the monthly Feminist Collection of Awesomeness that is the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival. For the newbies, 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 … More Call for Submissions: 82nd 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
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?
UQWC’s Reply to ‘Fabulous Feminism’ in Semper Floreat. Over at my university’s student magazine, it seems that people think feminism is about swinging those Chanel totes and denigrating women who don’t dress to be attractive to men. In the Women’s Collective, we beg to differ. Check out the wonderful reply the Collective put together!
You are amazing. Whether you are five, fifteen or fifty; whether you are just starting out in life or have many years behind you. Whether you are gay, straight, bi, trans, queer, asexual, poly or elsewhere in the alphabet soup, whether you are white or a person of colour, whether you are married or single, … More To every woman in the world
Originally posted on wom*news:
Welcome, welcome, to the 74th annual Hunger Games! *Ahem* …to the 58th Down Under Feminists’ Carnival, hosted by Johanna, Emma and Madeline from the UQ Women’s Collective in our zine Wom*news’ blog. Without futher ado: Geek Grrrls Can Be Bitter at Can Be Bitter looks at The Monkey Island in a review…
I’ve been thinking about a lot of things quite heavily over the last week, things that I consider very important: activism, feminism, anger, compassion. Trying to incorporate all of those into my life, and sometimes really messing it up. I’m not sure which bit to start with, so I guess I’ll go with ‘activism’ and … More On being an activist and being angry (and sometimes messing it up)
Dear people of this world, Please don’t use the word rape unless you actually mean rape. It’s really not that hard an idea to get your head around. Rape is pretty easy to define – it’s sexual activity without proper consent from both parties. Somehow, I don’t think that’s what you mean when you tell … More Rape is Rape (and not “I had a shitty day”)