Welcome to this week’s round-up of the articles and blog pieces we’ve been reading over the past week. If you have a link or comment that doesn’t fit anywhere else and would like to share it, feel free to drop it in the comments here!
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“When Jill Meagher went missing, the media and the people were stirred into action. But when sex worker Tracy Connelly was murdered, the news barely made the papers. What makes one woman worth more than another[?]…”
“You seem to believe that the fact that my husband and I choose to use condoms during intercourse is a crime against men, committed by me, and you must take a stand not only for my husband’s sake, but for your own as well.”
“The goal of the competition is that women from all over the world would send their shorts films, sharing their vision on the consequences of violence suffered by women in the midst of armed conflicts, and the role of women in peace construction within these conflicts.”
“Movies about women are rare enough. Movies about black women are even rarer. And now we’re gonna pretend the movies about women, whatever their color, aren’t even about them at all?”
Double bad here: Firstly on the part of Anchor Bay (the DVD distributor) and, secondly, on the part of The Australian Daily Telegraph for quoting one of flickfilosopher’s commenters in their later report on the story without any attribution.
“Sometimes you run across a statement that makes you take a deep breath and feel like you found something you needed to hear, even though you didn’t know you needed to hear it. That’s the way I feel about Iris Higgins’ ‘An Open Apology to All of My Weight Loss Clients’ posted in her blog on 07/27/2013.”
The data is for every episode any listed programme started and includes all episodes up to and including 28th July 2013.
(As a side point, I’m personally never keen on the use of ‘males’ and ‘females’ as nouns but this is a great project.)
UPDATE 06/08/2013: The wording of this title has now been changed to “Percentage of Female and Male Panelist/Hosts on Various Panel Shows”. Other instances of ‘females’ and ‘males’ have also been changed, with the exception of the URLs, which remain the same so that previously shared links remain valid.
Fifty years since the first publication of Betty Friedan’s seminal feminist work The Feminine Mystique, Radio 4 commissions three leading writers to celebrate her influence in new short stories exploring the contemporary feminist landscape. Beginning with Mink by Marina Warner, from 2 August.
“I chose to write about a woman in the Fifties longing for a mink coat because that was the highest status symbol of the era…”
This accompanies the Radio 4 programme mentioned above and shows a black and white head and shoulders shot of a woman in a mink coat, leaning back slightly and looking down over her left shoulder (right). Blue BBC Radio 4 logo (top left). Large quote box containing “All that glamour, nonchalance and allure. All that feminine mystique… (quote unclosed) with ‘Feminine Mystiques’ in white on a blue strip underneath (middle left). bbc.co.uk/radio4 in white (bottom left).