• This Week in Feminism

    by , and  • June 17, 2012 • News • 3 Comments

    Legislators in the Michigan House of Representatives voted to approve a new omnibus anti-choice bill designed to deny reproductive health care to as many women as possible. When Rep. Lisa Brown made a statement on the floor of the House against the bill in which she used the word “vagina”, she was then barred from speaking in debate for using “offensive language”. The Executive Editor of Raw Story has responded to this ludicrous statement with the following, completely inspired, statement. – wundergeek

    Two brilliant responses to typical MRA talking points that I particularly enjoyed this week: on Feministe, Jill writes an open letter to the dudebros complaining about the new sexism against men, and on Shakesville – Melissa writes about the comedy trope of the overgrown man-child and how that, too, is an outgrowth of the patriarchy and not the result of feminism. – wundergeek

    In case you need a laugh, Not Always Right, a website that collects humorous interactions between service workers and customers, offers up this roundup of interactions with sexist customers [Note by Giulia: the site seems infected with malware, so click at your own risk]. – wundergeek

    Sure, this might seem like a case of #firstworldproblems, but this is a great example of how lack of marriage equality affects real people. – wundergeek

    This great comic at Kate Or Die says a lot of great things about feminism and about not wasting time trying to please bullies. – wundergeek

    There was an interesting little example of when Gretchen Carlson stands up for her gender against sexist comments. – Melody Haren Anderson

    The folks at Feministing discuss gender policing in the Olympic Games. – Dymphna

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    I am a young trans woman living out in a small town. I mostly game online, as I can't find players for meatspace. I write, most often prose, and consider myself passing good at such. I have a recent surge in my interest in feminism, though it has always been there. I love to read, play video games on occasion, and be outside.

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    3 Responses to This Week in Feminism

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      June 17, 2012 at 23:07

      Apparently Gretchen was back on FOX the next day. A paycheck must matter to her. Crazy what people have to/choose to put up with in order to pay bills. I wish she’d been able to stay off.

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      Dymphna
      June 18, 2012 at 20:58

      BTW, thanks for including the Not Always Right, wundergeek. It’s nice to just laugh at how effed up the world is every now and then.

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