Friday, 9 March 2012

Join me on the bridge  Women all over the world have held marches on bridges, symbolising their support for women in war zones.

In Brooklyn women and men too marched across the Brooklyn Bridge just before midday - in support of victims of fighting in the DR Congo.  There were representatives from other organisations too.

According to the website there are events over the next couple of days in various places too.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

'Losing' or 'giving' virginity?

Excellent and clear post on this topic by a blogger known as @fearlessknits on Twitter.

Well worth a read - here's a very brief quote from the article:

If virginity is something that is given rather than taken, then that subtly shifts sex from being something that one person does to another, to something that two people do together. All in a mode of speech. That, if widely used by teachers in sex ed classes, should only take 15 - 20 years or so to become the accepted and expected way to discuss this.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Girly bikes for kids

Gendered marketing for bikes - Raleigh promises to look into the comments

more later

Three faces of feminism - Libertarian Lou's blog

Why Jodie Marsch is more interesting than the Mensch-Penny discussion on Newsnight. I confess to turning off partway through Newsnight, but didn't even think of Channel 5.

Post from Left Eye Right Eye on the 3 faces of feminism 

Worth a closer look.  Last two paras are very good.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Why are so many men scared of feminism?

worth a read.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Men and depression

An article in the Guardian by Ally Fogg argues that the 'boys don't cry' culture is largely to blame for the suicides of under-35-year-old males.  They need to be more open about their emotions, and more prepared to ask for help.  The Dean Windlass story, and Gary Speed's death were the immediate triggers for the article.
As ever comments beneath are enough in places to drive me to despair - in others they are brilliant.  
My own take?  Definitely an issue for anyone concerned with gender equality.