Weekly, we’ll be putting together a load of links to help you keep up with the issues facing women in the world today. It’s linkspam with a feminist bent because it matters to us, and it might just matter to you.
This piece here is framed as how to spot male “fauxminists”. I’m really not a fan of that term, but it is useful reading if you look at it from the angle of ‘things to avoid in being an effective ally of a marginalized group’. This stuff all applies to men involved with feminism, but it should apply equally to non-LGBT allies of LGBT activism, or to white allies of anti-racism activism, etc. There’s some great stuff here about ways to minimize privilege that shouldn’t just be aimed at men. – wundergeek
I wasn’t exactly sure where to post this, because it isn’t strictly a feminist issue, but it is an important one. It’s Autism Awareness month, and I wanted to pass along this bit of warning about one of the biggest Autism ‘support groups.’ They’re really very not. It’s really very sad. – Filamena
Ashley Judd and her beautiful puffy face hits internalized misogyny right in the kisser. Beautifully written, and even if you saw this linked elsewhere, it’s worth another read. I promise. – Filamena
We’ve all heard the myth about straight cis male sexual aggression and how dudes are expected to be brutish and rapy. Well, guess what, science says ‘probably not true, dude.’ (There’s a part two of this article where the author talks about her personal problems with this craptastic myth, also worth a read.) – Filamena
Annnd… On the lighter side, Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State and badass thinks a meme about her is funny enough that she got involved. No, for serious. How adorable is that? – Filamena
What if Mary Shelly and Ada Lovelace teamed up to form a detective agency? Find out by taking a look at this charming Kickstarter. It’s a children’s book meant to be pro girl, pro science, pro history, and pro adorable! – Filamena
You may have thought that the pay gap between women and men was a result of systematic patriarchy and discrimination against women in the workforce. Well, as it turns out, you’re wrong! It’s actually because women are just less interested in money than men. Because, you know, babies! …in all seriousness, Wisconson’s repealing of equal pay protection for women is yet another example of the reprehensible lengths to which the Republicans are willing to take their war on women. – wundergeek