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Spreading the love

Our weekly links round-up. We gather links here during the week, and push the publish button sometime on Friday evening. All of us contribute to the round-up, so the collection can be… diverse.

Catherine Deveny on slutwalk: for the free woman in all of us.

There is no Slutwalk dress code. Come as you are and come as who you are. Just come. And bring your kids. And if not, support people who are. Or come up with a better idea. Or do something. Not just boycott and criticise it because you don’t think it’s perfect way to prevent rape and sexual assault. Because when you don’t know what to do, do anything. Cause you’re not allowed to rape sluts either.

A photo from Melbourne SlutWalk taken by Clem Barstow. Doesn’t look like the photos of SlutWalks you’ve seen on news sites? I wonder why… And some more from the Mebourne Slutwalk.

Examining ideas of gaze and our views of ourselves, through the lens of The Doctor’s Wife episode of Dr Who. SPOILERS!

Ultra-hedonist takes one for the team, goes to hear Gail Dines speak in Melbourne, and then ponders just what the hell “authentic sexuality” is anyway.

How not to be a douchey misogynist.

This also applies to stolen cars, wallets, and your house being broken into.

“The blokes are allowed to yell, but if a woman stands her ground, you want to make that kind of comment.” It would just have been really nice if the Aussie media could have refrained from all the “catfight” headlines. You can watch the video of the whole thing here: Penny Wong is meowed at in Parliament. She’s very impressive.

Not at all new, but really apropos of recent discussions. A primer on what men can do about rape. (Tallulah sez: Here’s a start. Don’t rape people.)

Una selva oscura: from Still Life with Cat, written by Kerryn Goldsworthy.

A dark wood, in which one has lost one’s way: can you think of a better metaphor for middle age?

And now for something completely greebly to contemplate over your Friday night drinks: a turtle eating insect. Not a mass on insects, but just one bug, one baby turtle. I (Deborah) found the article through Vicki Hyde’s fabulous SciTechDaily, where most days, Vicki posts links to interesting science stories. I’ve been reading it ever since it started, and I’ve found it to be a fabulous of finding new and interesting things about the world I live in. Vicki and her husband live in Christchurch, and they became critical to the flow of information in their neighbourhood after the earthquake on 22 February, using pen and paper and hand distributed newsletters. You can read Vicki’s account of it here: After the earthquake: living in an information vacuum.

Finish your week with some delicious cupcakes: beautiful rainbows at Coley’s place.

8 responses to “Spreading the love

  1. ultrahedonist June 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    More linky love, I think i’m blushing! 😀

    • tallulahspankhead June 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      That was a great piece, so no need for blushing! What I don’t understand is why, if the problem is that the porn industry is filled with such dirty capitalists, women like Dines couldn’t start making porn that ‘women want’. Full of making love and lingering glances. (not making fun of that, just the idea that that’s all women want.)

      But then, that would be to assume _any_ kind of porn would be ok, right?

  2. Luxated June 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    A correction, the link to the ‘Brisbane Slutwalk’ photos links to a set of photos from Melbourne.

  3. Craig Ranapia June 5, 2011 at 9:29 am

    “The blokes are allowed to yell, but if a woman stands her ground, you want to make that kind of comment.”

    No. Julia Gillard engages in some good old-fashion homophobic dog-whistling she’s a bitch and can go fuck herself.

    David Bushby acts like a toddler with ADHD he deserves a good hard slap down — no matter who the target of his infantile ass-hattery is. But, to be honest, it would be nice if folks like Tanya Plibersek would as righteously indignant about sexism and outright misogyny from her own colleagues. Or is “sexist language” not so bad when it’s directed at women with the wrong politics?

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