Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the Carnival of Feminists. I’m very proud to be hosting this Carnival for a second time, so I’m not going to waffle on at you – I’m going to get straight on with the Carnival goodies!
Rape and Violence
- Apu writes On Abusive Relationships (and other things too), describing why it simply may not be possible for a woman to conceive of leaving an abusive relationship.
- Aban Mukherji writes Acid Attacks and Real Nightmares, a description of domestic violence involving an acid attack, and the author’s reactions to the story.
- Laura Woodhouse writes about the Rape victim jailed for making “false” allegations, talking about this frightening case and laying out the evidence to the contrary.
- In Women Deserve Better, Righteous Mom talks about her problem with the ‘feminists for life’ movement, explaining why she thinks the phrase “women deserve better (than abortion)” is problematic.
- Madeleine Begun Kane presents three limericks, Endearing Limerick (Poetry Prompt), J.D. Hayworth’s Marriage Menagerie and Subversive Limerick.
- In That Slight Discomfort You May Feel, Thomas gives a great explanation of why the term ‘cis’ (as in ‘cissexual’ and ‘cisgender’) is an important one for allies to understand.
- Over at Fbomb, there’s a post titled Language Matters: Canadian National Anthem Edition about the recent idea of changing the Canadian national anthem to be more gender-inclusive and the backlash against that.
- Mandytoomey introduces two women of note: health researcher Linda Neuhause and Professor of Brazilian Literature Zelia Bora.
- Amy Porter wrote two posts about Erma Bombeck titled Erma Bombeck and Women Who Inspire: Erma Bombeck.
- Britni TheVadgeWig presents On Privilege, a response to a blog post written about privilege, denying that it exists and is an important concept.
- Fertile Feminism presents Getting it, talking about well known feminist/Fat Acceptance blogger Kate Harding and imploring her to understand the parallels between the FA/HAES movement and that of children’s rights.
- Hannah Mudge has a post about Equality and the privileged woman, writing about privileged women’s disapproval of feminism while simultaneously reaping its benefits.
Sex and Sexuality
- Another one from Fbomb is Owning Up to My ‘Number’ where the author makes peace with her ‘number’ (i.e. number of sexual partners).
International Women’s Day
- Amy Quinn presents Around the World, Women Have Reason to Celebrate and Work to Do, a post for International Women’s Day on March 8th, talking about the work done so far and the work still to be done in the fight for gender equality.
- In Why I will not be attending the 2010 Million Women Rise march, Helen G describes cissexism/transphobia from the organisers of large feminist events, and explains why she did not attend.
- Sanghamitra Kar wrote Women Calling from India: Demand Equality and Respect, not Conflict, a call-out to Indian men to aid in the fight for women’s equality.
- In Let’s Kill Chivalry! Apu talks about her problems with the traditional concept of ‘chivalry’ and calls for it to be replaced with common courtesy from and to all.
- Objectification: what if the world were different for a day? is a fabulous post by Penny Red, describing the world as it would be if men were the oppressed group and women the group with power.
News and Media
- Skunen1 wrote a book review of “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” by Harriet Jacobs which submitter Bryan describes as “an insightful review of an important feminist non-fiction book”.
- Cara writes On Prison Rape and Complacency talking about the huge problem with rape in prison, from rape between inmates to rape by prison staff, quoting an article written about how to address it.
That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Feminists. Thanks to everyone who submitted articles and posts for this edition, and please don’t forget to submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival using the carnival submission form.
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Previous editions of this Carnival can be found in the sidebar of the carnival home page.