Sharing the love
November 12, 2011
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Things we liked, or didn’t like, from around the web this week.
A little bit old, but worth reading – on women’s butts in gaming. (H/T FOTLG Hadyn on GooglePlus) (I – Tallulah – don’t game, so I don’t have a perspective, but I’d be interested to hear if women do think the community is reaching a tipping point.)
More on #mencallmethings. Including the important point that it’s not just men that do it, and that women are not the only marginalised group that get abuse and threats.
And still more:
Still, I feel this misogyny has to be put in some kind of context. It was not invented by the internet. Anyone who gets on a bus or just listens to the way people speak to each other cannot help thinking that woman-hating, as I said recently, is our cultural wallpaper.
More more on #MenCallMeThings – a summary of the hashtag from Sady Doyle: But How Do You Know It’s Sexist? The #MenCallMeThings Round-Up.
Using (cis)women’s bodies to make political points.
I (Tallulah) endorse this message.
No pretties this week, I’m sorry (Deb): I’ve been frantic with exam marking and concert preparation (my choir is singing tonight – Mozart and Haydn) and partner and children doing this, that and the other thing, so I haven’t found any to share. But feel free to add your own in comments.