Bri has deleted the content on her blog, but she gave me permission to repost this edition here so it has a home. This was originally posted on 10 February 2013.
I have the privilege of hosting the 57th Down Under Feminist Carnival and while I am sorry it’s a bit late (kids starting school this week, work, things have been all over the place) I think you will agree there are lots are great blog posts here to sink your teeth into!
Women, Science and Technology
Cate at Accidentally in Code relates her narrative of being a woman in tech in her post Stories We Don’t Tell and Ideologically Impure posts about the reality of gender discrimination in science while LudditeJourno at The Hand Mirror says Bad Science Isn’t Sexy.
All About Rebel Wilson
Can Be Bitter offers up a big fat Rebel Wilson special focusing on Wilson’s appearances in Pitch Perfect, Bachelorette and Bridesmaids. (On a personal note I have always been intrigued that when interviewed Wilson refuses to say how old she is. I don’t actually care how old she is, I just find it intriguing that she won’t say) and Blue-bec also reviews Pitch Perfect .
Religious Institutions, the Australian Christian Lobby and Jim Wallace
Shellity puts the spotlight on the loophole in Australian anti-discrimination laws that allow religious institutions to discriminate against job applicants as they see fit and Gladly, The Cross-Eyed Bear says it is time Jim Wallace of the Australian Christian Lobby put his money where his mouth is while No Place for Sheep takes on Mr Wallace as well.
Maintain the Beige takes on sexism, misogyny and politics (no small topic there!) and Tony Abbott and the politics of the personal. No Place for Sheep also examines Mr Abbott and his overwhelming benevolence in allowing his staffer to store her IVF drugs in his personal fridge at work. Megpie71 at the Hoyden’s challenges Federal Minister Jenny Macklin (who said she could live on the dole before some time later apologising for the statement) to put her money where her mouth is (perhaps Macklin should team up with Jim Wallace for this one?).
Around the World
A Bit of Her-story
The UQ (University of Queensland) wom*n’s collective gives us a flashback to 1981 when UQ banned the sale of magazines that apparently exploited women.
Do you know what Visibility Fiction is? If not you should pop over to Stuffed Olive and have a read of this post and the links provided. Some beautiful and thought-provoking poetry offerings at Eglantine’s Cake and The Sarah Monologues – Of Course (part 1) and Of Course (part 2).
Mindy looks at the idea that if a guy invites you to his place to watch a movie then you should damn well know what he actually expects (and apparently it isn’t just to share some popcorn) and Orlando celebrates men who dance and while we are on the topic of men who dance I have to share Master Jack Woog with you. Not sure where his mum stands on feminism but this is a boy who has the moves!
I talked about what to do when they want to end it (content warning: suicide), Ariane shares a moving piece about missing her Dad who passed 15 years ago and Helen over the The Cast Iron Balcony shares about the recent loss of her Dad.
Settle Petal examines the concept of the Old Maid
Andie Fox commits motherhood blasphemy by admitting she hates playgroup and at Blue Milk she looks at the controversy in writing about your children. Anthea at The Hand Mirror talks aboutpublic noise (that of children and other sources). Rosanne shares her thoughts about her daughter and Barbies at Modern Mama
Sexuality and the Body
Ideologically Impure posts about those evil transsexuals who bullied the innocent cis white lady and wonders who will be the first openly gay All Black
Kath over at Fat Heffalump is adamant we need to let go of constantly trying to meet the bar set by fat haters.
Claire Hosking talks gaming characters and boobs and on the subject of boobs, In Hanoi looks at transgressive breastfeeding and the rules of the public sphere and Pondering Postfeminism has something to say on that issue as well as does Elizabeth at Spilt Milk
Society and Ethics
Ideologically Impure looks at the Bystander Effect in her post Ethical Responsibility to Step In and Kiwiana (inked) talks about the Bystander Effect and Photojournalism. Missaleksia looks at the ‘shaming’ of the guys involved in the Nice Guys of OKCupid
I hope you enjoy this months DUFC carnival and remember to send in your submissions for the March carnival!