“Red Dress, Blue Dress.” What your clothing colour choices say about you. [Final Fashion]
Are you your social group’s/family’s/work place’s “feminist friend”? [Feminaust]
The politics of the facial (yes, that kind of facial). [Jezebel]
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, rape scenes and crossing the line:
“… Our ratings system in this country is so broken that a film that contains a sustained, brutal rape sequence featuring full-frontal female nudity can breeze right through with an R-rating, but if you include a sequence in which two people engage in spirited, consensual sex and we see anything that resembles reality, you are automatically flirting with an NC-17 or going out unrated. We have created a code of film language in which the single most destructive act of sexual violence is perfect acceptable to depict in the most graphic, clinical detail, but actual love-making has been all but banished from mainstream film. There’s no ‘almost’ about it; it is disturbing on a philosophical level to realise how backwards the system is right now, and I think one of the reasons many filmmakers will include a rape scene is so they can get some nudity into their movie, and the context doesn’t matter to them.” [HitFix]
Ahh, the inevitable responses you’ll get and the people who’ll give them to you when discussing sexism on the interwebs. [Caphe Sua Da]
Bald Barbie: join the campaign here. [Jezebel, Facebook]
Being called a feminist is a compliment. [Crunk Feminist Collective]
Best “Shit So and So’s Say” video yet!
On language and HIStory. [Feminaust]
My second article on The Good Men Project. Check it out.
Sydney VS. Melbourne? I’m a Melbourne girl all the way, baby. Which do you prefer? [The Age]
Benjamin Law on gay stereotypes. [MamaMia]
And a heartwarming story about how Glee’s Kurt and Blaine are just like this little six-year-old. [And This Is My Blog…]
Maggie Gyllenhaal sticks up for reproductive rights. [Glamour]
“An Open Letter to the Transphobic Girl Scout.” [Jezebel]
The mystery of the clitoris, revealed (SFW). [io9]
Cynthia Nixon: gay, straight or bi? Is being gay a choice or is it biology? Who cares? [Slate]
Images via Hits USA, Facebook, The Good Men Project.