I happen to be reading a lot of feminist sites lately (as you may have noticed), and I’ve been getting pretty riled up, and I have this suddenly ballooning list of articles on feminist topics. Rather than sprinkling them into my links of the day, I thought I’d just highlight them all in an explosion of feminist awesomeness (and some head-explosion inducers as well).
But first, my quote of the day:
“… what’s vile and offensive about a cunt, anyway. I have one. I’m a fan.” (Feministe commenter)
I ask you, what’s not to love about that.
First up, we’ve got douchenozzle of the month Peter Hitchens, who is here to tell us that drunk girls deserve to get raped. The whole article is so infuriating that it’s hard to pick just one quote, but here you go: “…a rape victim who was drunk deserves less sympathy.”
A high school student wrote an editorial about how abstinence-only education is not very sensible, practical, or helpful. The paper yanked it. She’s fighting back.
A Shapely Prose commenter happened to come across a copy of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 1965, and wondered how much had changed. Sweet Machine did a great comparison of Sports Illustrated then and now, with some brilliant commentary, and the comments only get better.
Amendment 48 is a proposed law in Colorado which would give fetuses personhood. RH RealityCheck is doing some great coverage on it here.
Disembodied dead women are sexy! Or something. Says Wrangler jeans. Guess who’s not buying Wranglers?
I don’t even have to search that hard for articles exemplifying the objectification of female Olympic athletes. Hey kids, did you know that they only let teh ladiez into the Olympics so that you can ogle them?
If this whets your appetite, go check out the 62nd Carnival of Feminists!