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Friday Feminist Link Love - 9th December 2011
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It's a short Link Love today - I'm going with the "treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen" philosophy.
Settle Petal is featured in this month's ! There's a whole section in this month's carnival devoted to new and emerging feminist bloggers from Oz and NZ, as well as a slew of articles from more familiar names. Check it out. There's also for the uninitiated.
The Human Rights Awards are taking place TODAY. Hurrah! Check out - there's a special category for human rights reporting in media with links to the articles written by the finalists. They're all definitely worth a read.
Why is it that nobody ever talks about what female genitalia really looks like? This awesome (which, by the way, gets bonus points for its picture) looks at an innovative sex ed program in the US that talks to young people about sexual pleasure AND things like contraception and sexually transmitted diseases. Hell yes.
Speaking of bodies and body parts, I for one am sick of in all their glory and then getting all preachy about how all of us should embrace our bodies and blah blah blah. I mean, good for you, you like your body. Who wouldn't? You're genetically blessed. But seeing your naked frame with zero cellulite and perfectly-sculpted legs does not make me feel great about myself. Yes, we SHOULD all embrace our bodies, and abso-bloody-lutely I think I'm a bit of alright - just not when I compare myself to naked photos of supermodels. Unreasonable, I know. Also, I find it hard to swallow that Victoria's Secret as a brand is all about 'promoting a healthy body image and a curvaceous image' when Kerr is a size-nothing and has thighs that are narrower than her knees. End of rant. While we're on body image, .
It's the holiday season - lots of parties and partying, in varying forms. Possibly lots of sex, of various kinds, including the unprotected type. A aims to help women be prepared by sending out kits with condoms and emergency contraception , which I think is brilliant but which of course the anti-sex brigade are OUTRAGED by. Won't somebody think of the children?!