Links: April 18, 2011

18 Apr

Rad Fem Crafts: “Don’t Piss on My Head and Call It Privilege”. . . not only does this post win the Post Title of the Year award, but it also succinctly describes what’s wrong with big tent politics.

Scum-o-Rama: “Tasty Privilege”. . . on the crap that is ‘vanilla privilege’.

We Won’t Submit: A guest post by Bev Jo, “Would A Vulva By Any Other Name Smell  As Sweet?”. . . on male language for ‘female parts’.

Gender Trender has a simple graphic, providing a RadFem 101 lesson: “MOAR Simplr”.

Undercover Punk: “Trans childrens”

Ball Buster: “Imagine”. . . [TW for violence]

Imagine, if you will: If every time a female porn star got beat up, that it would make national news.

FAB Matters: “the problem with fun feminism”:

What the malestream and funfeminism offer women is the same, only the funfem version is more nervous and complicated.

If she chooses to roll with the malestream, in return she will get male approval. If she chooses to roll with funfeminism she will get some (more limited and highly conditional) male approval, quite a bit of male ridicule, and … ?

Not much else.

The Nation: “Will the Justice Department Stand Up for Women Raped in Prison?” [TW for sexual assault]:

[F]or women, one consequence of sexual violence is pregnancy, especially for those who are forced to endure repeated rapes. More than 200,000 women are imprisoned right now, and many more pass through prisons and jails over the course of a year—each one vulnerable to sexual assault, and to pregnancy resulting from it. Despite the years of hearings, testimony and research, the Justice Department’s PREA rules still fail to protect the reproductive rights and health of women in this situation.

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6 Responses to “Links: April 18, 2011”

  1. Valerie M April 18, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    Thanks for this Lishra. Also I added you, is that okay? I had thought I already had you but I didn’t.

    • lishra April 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

      Totally fine to put me on your blogroll! Thank you!

  2. FAB Libber April 19, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    Ah, I just realised you were missing from my blogroll, but fixed that now. I am not terribly methodical or cross-checking on the blogroll.

  3. Noanodyne April 19, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    Great set of links, thanks

  4. jilla May 5, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    Hi Lishra

    I wanted to give you this. FYI kind of thing.

    The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has rejected a submission to add the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for use in males

    Story continues here…
    http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/2011/05/04/no-cancer-vaccine-for-boys/50833

    Health Canada, unlike the FDA, has given a green light for using Gardasil in women up to the age of 45, a decision with no real evidence base for it.

    • lishra May 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

      Thanks for the link, jilla!

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