Welcome to the October 28, 2009 edition of the Feminist Carnival! I’m Anji and I’m your host here at Shut Up, Sit Down. I’ve really enjoyed getting all the submissions over the last couple of weeks, there are some really amazing posts here! I’d like to apologise before I begin that it’s been completed so late in the day – I had limited spoons today and this has taken up most of the last few hours for me. It was very enjoyable to put it together though, and I’m very proud to present it for your pleasure.
So without further ado, the Carnival!
- Violet kicks us off with a short but sweet post about when plus-size women can’t be plus-size models, along with a suggestion for the fashion industry.
- Melissa McEwan paints seven scenes for us detailing the ‘clothing problem’ for fat/plus-size women.
- Amanda tells about the reasons she celebrated Love Your Body Day.
- Rebecca Mott gave a heartfelt speech at the recent Feminism In London conference. In this post she talks about the effect giving that speech had on her.
- Laurie Penny talks about her anger regarding porn, prostitution and objectification in her post Angry Feminist Tuesday.
- Katieinthehat tells us about why the political is personal in her post about her feelings on the sex industry.
- Holly details her feelings on the blonde, female characters in the television programme Glee in Too Much Evil Blonde Per Episode.
- Melissa McEwan shows that women are still not welcome in technology with her coverage of Yahoo! paying for lap dances for male employees.
- Meloukhia talks about sexism in the advertising of a video game and how it seems to be trying to exclude women from gaming.
- Zooeyibz has a post about the media’s treatment of Courtney Love with her post ‘Crazy’ Courtney Love – Why Women can’t be Rock Stars, Pt 2.
- Amanda Stone tells us about the US insurance company who won’t provide cover for a woman because she is a rape survivor.
- Ouyang Dan has a post about the US Navy’s decision to integrate women into the submarine fleet and some of the ridiculous oppositions to this.
- AnonAdoptee writes about the exploitation of women in the developing world as incubators for wealthy women in the ‘developed’ world.
- Renee tells us about the ways in which sexism is taught to children with Don’t Let A Girl Beat You.
- Meloukhia writes about the expectations we place on children to fit into prescribed ‘default factory settings’, and the ramifications of those expectations.
- GypsyJess tells us about the Roma children drowned before an apathetic public.
- Ramapriya Gopalakrishnan talks about the problems with living alone as a single woman in urban India.
- Madeleine Begun Kane brings us a limerick about Barack Obama titled Bystander President?
- Laura Woodhouse has a rant about applying for Jobseeker’s Allowance, explaining how angry she is about the assumption that her boyfriend is financially responsible for her.
- Jess McCabe promotes eco-feminism with her post detailing 9 inspiring examples of women’s climate activism.
- The Shaman of Hedon has thought up a new word for misogyny perpetrated by feminists.
- Chally has a short post about the answers she’d love to/hopes to one day give to questions which many of us find difficult/irritating to answer.
- Amanda ReCupido talks about all the reasons she’s a feminist and what feminism means to her.
- RMJ writes about privilege hand-wringing, or the potential problems with public self-criticism.