A really great article and thoughts on sex and marriage and virginity on Feministe: http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2012/09/27/your-must-read-for-the-day-and-some-scattered-thoughts-on-sex/
Also highly recommended, the interview that made the author of the post think on the topics: http://thehairpin.com/2012/09/interview-with-a-virgin-maya
Lastly, a fascinating and really great piece on the moral case for sex before marriage: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/24/moral-case-for-sex-before-marriage
I’m soooooooo glad I didn’t pick up this book…
An article about the Toronto zoo in Africa Is A Country.
So when people (men) want to talk about “legitimate” forms of assault, tell girls they should be nice to strangers and give men the benefit of a doubt, tell them to consider it a compliment, tell them to ignore the bad behavior of men, I want them to be forced to feel, for even one minute, what it feels like to have so much verbal hatred and physical intimidation thrown at them for nothing more than being female and not wanting to share.
This is a thing that happened.
Helen Lewis wrote an article on the New Statesman yesterday on the online harassment experienced by Anita Sarkeesian, which I’ve been following for a while. To recap:
American blogger Anita Sarkeesian, who launched a Kickstarter programme to raise $6,000 to…
Fantastic article, I highly recommend the take on feminism and choice and motherhood.
the awful effects of velocipeding
Hark, a vagrant: 331
This woman is reading. IS THIS FEMINIST?No. The Western canon is white and male-dominated. This woman is lending her support to structures of male domination as embodied within the academy. Also, she is standing under a ladder, which means seven years of continued sexist oppression. PROBLEMATIC.