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
Not being sexist is really not as hard as people make it out to be. Not even in the gaming world. Surprising, huh? As a feminist, I’ve heard a lot about sexism and misogyny in the gaming world, especially through projects like Feminist Frequency. I’ve seen some of the horrific backlash and abuse that happens … More Not Being Sexist Isn’t That Difficult (even in gaming)
Ever since I watched Chris Lilley’s most recent TV series Ja’mie: Private School Girl, I’ve been trying to think of a way to express exactly why I found the show so distasteful. As it happens, the answer came to me yesterday when I picked up a copy of Libba Bray’s novel ‘Beauty Queens,’ which I … More Satirising Teenage Girls: ‘Ja’mie: Private School Girl’ and ‘Beauty Queens’
Sometimes I am genuinely surprised at the sort of casual misogyny I encounter. Last night Top Gear was on the television (not my choice of show, I was not the person wielding the remote). The presenters announce that they will now be answering the question that has plagued them throughout every show: ‘is *insert fancy … More Casual Misogyny on Top Gear
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
Spoilers for everything up to The Name of the Doctor. Since watching the wonderful series finale ,’The Name of the Doctor,’ I’ve been thinking a lot about Clara: who she is, and what implications the episode (and indeed the whole arc of the seventh series) has for her character. In doing so, I’ve stumbled … More Disappearing Women of Doctor Who
I’ve always considered myself relatively lucky on the street harassment front. It’s not something I’ve had to deal with much – which is a blessing, because I know from other people’s experiences that it’s very prevalent, especially for women. But then I was reading a blog post on street harassment the other day, and I … More Being in Public While Female
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!
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)
A few weeks ago (I know, it’s taken me ages to get around to this!) I was given a Beautiful Blogger Award! I feel very honoured indeed. I haven’t received any awards before, and didn’t really know that they existed. Part of getting the award is also passing it on, so to speak, and sharing … More Beautiful Blogger Award