Archive for May, 2011

May 22, 2011

Double-Speak

by Guest Blogger

Guest Post by Rebecca Mott

I am very sick of the lies and propaganda spread by the those who make the choice to say that prostitution is just sex work. Their double speak is making so ill, I am getting close to the point of wanting to die. 

Their language is the language of the privileged, the language of those who make a profit from the prostituted, the language of those who may do a wee bit of paid sex but just for kicks, the language of distanced academic, and most common the language of punters and pimps.

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May 21, 2011

Ben Stein on Strauss-Kahn: Economists don’t rape, maids are “complete lunatics”

by Loretta Kemsley

If he was so intimidating, why did she immediately feel un-intimidated enough to alert the authorities as to her story?

Ben Stein’s question in The American Spectator  is stunning — and terrifying. Misogynists have long complained women don’t immediately report rape right away, inferring this proves they are lying and trying to frame an innocent man. Now Stein is arguing the exact opposite: because she reported the rape right away, she’s lying and trying to frame an innocent man.

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May 21, 2011

Roseanne Barr Gave Anti-porn Slide Shows

by Guest Blogger

Guest Post by Sam from Genderberg

A few days ago I was telling FCM some surprisingly radical feminist factoids about Roseanne Barr I picked up from her latest book, Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm. Since it came up in the context of contributing to Radfem Hub I suggested a book review.  Hours later Ms. Barr scooped me on the story with her New York Magazine article.

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May 20, 2011

Where’s abortion gone?

by easilyriled

So, I recently traveled a really long ways away from home. I flew to Istanbul (!) and back again. And on the flight there, I watched a couple of TV shows.

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May 20, 2011

Girls Don’t Run the World

by lishra

Beyoncé’s video “Run the World (Girls)” premiered the other day, and it is a veritable fun-fem-a-palooza.

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May 18, 2011

Girl ‘Beauty’ Pageants (aka BabySlutWalks)

by HUB Newsfeed

Sexualisation of girls/women as main(male)stream entertainment, advertising and pop-culture is continuing to Go-Global with Australia hosting a US-based Toddlers & Tiaras pageant – coinciding with ‘Slutwalks’ for the Bigger Girls. Kiddie-porn has gone main(male)stream, and Baby Girls can proudly join the Big Girls in learning their Slutwalks, in the pornified exploitation of females.

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May 18, 2011

Religious Social Structures & the Female SEX

by Undercover Punk

Accused Khatun and Subrato, mothers of victims Zahida and Husna

Late last week, two women in India were arrested for the honor killings of their daughters. According to India Express.com, “We killed them because they had brought shame to our community. How could they elope with Hindus? They deserved to die. We have no remorse,” Khatun and Subrato said Friday.

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May 18, 2011

Give her honour, you fools, not reverence

by cherryblossomlife

“Women’s liberation must be mothers liberation or it is nothing.”
Germaine Greer, The Whole Woman

[As I finished writing this article it struck me how imortant it was to preface it with some context.

Briefly, I am from a working class background in the UK. My grandmother worked full time in a factory while my grandfather minded their seven children at home (After the Welsh collieries were shut down he never found work again) My mother worked full-time while raising five children, eventually out-earning my father.

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May 18, 2011

Radfem-ological Images (Dove Bar and York Peppermint Pattie)

by FCM

as all the HUB bloggers converged this week, setting this place up and having behind-the-scenes discussions regarding what we wanted this place to be, doing meta-analysis of fun-fem critiques was not the game plan.  but what can i say?  i have been inspired.  and while its not the mission for this blog, or even necessarily my own long-term plan, to perform regular meta-analyses of fun-fem commentary (or lack of commentary, as the case may be) i will probably be engaging in some of this from time to time.  like now, with this post.  its meta!

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May 18, 2011

The sick and twisted joke that is contemporary feminism

by allecto

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