Hello and welcome to edition 90 of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival! In grand tradition, here we are in November and No Award is hosting once again.
Thank you so much to everyone who submitted links. In Steph’s obsessive need to tidy her inbox immediately, we’re not sure who those excellent people were, but thank you heaps and heaps.
Edition 91 will be hosted by MJ at Project Sprog. Submit at projectsprogblog [at] gmail [dot] com
Abortion, Our Bodies, and Our Shithouse Government
At Hoyden About Town: Quick link: decriminalise abortion in NSW.
Parenthood and Families
Sikamikaniko: On being a non-custodial mum
Awesome women and the impacts they’ve had on us
The women rebels, geniuses and pioneers who inspired us at Women’s Agenda.
Rebecca Shaw at SBS: Comment: Alanis was the perfect ‘Pill’ for young women – and still is.
Rebecca Shaw at Kill Your Darlings: Playing It Straight: On queer actors, queer characters, and ‘bravery’ and Rainbow Smoke and Glittering Mirrors: How not to tackle homophobia; and at SBS: We’re here. We’re queer. There’s nothing to fear – but the Gay Agenda.
On coming out and labels at Samavesa: This or that? Not for me, thanks.
At feeling pretty good: Air New Zealand and Transphobic Behaviour.
Gender and Sexism (includes sexual assault)
At the Conversation: Change is possible when sexual harassment is exposed
On the ABC: Inside the Matildas’ Strike
At The Drum: Pass all the laws you like, but domestic violence victims need shelters. No Award community service announcement: DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS.
Geoff Hunt’s wife was not the “witch” who drove him to murder, and the public masculinity that makes it all about what a good guy he was, rather than a gross murderer.
Explainer: what is genderqueer? at The Conversation.
Also at The Conversation: The myth that women secretly hate other women has a long history.
At no place for sheep: Turnbull’s actions should carry a trigger warning for all women who have survived sexual violence and Turnbull and Dutton wage war on women and Turnbull: women must be respected but only if they are of our tribe.
Black Feminist Ranter: Reflections on violence
Remorse and Redemption (about gender expectations) at Mama Says.
Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist: Keynote speech from “Putting Gender on the Agenda” – Alice Springs, 27/10/15
No Award favourite Ambelin Kwaymullina: On diversity, intersectionality and the future.
Steph here at No Award wrote Racism and Sportsball: on the excellent Adam Goodes; and Liz and Steph rant about terrible xenophobic refugee and immigration business (about both policies and the Western-centricity of activism).
At a Dingo Named Gerald (AMAZING NAME): Racism, Sexism and the hand of Silence.
A guest post at Mama Said: Long-haul with a toddler: It’s a privilege.
Celeste Liddle at IndigenousX: I’m Not A ‘Proud Australian’
Stuff about Books
Steph reviews the 2015 Seizure Novella Prize Winners (all Australian women!)
Ju at Transcendancing on problematic books: Review: Kricket Series by Amy A. Bartol, books 1-3
Ana Stephenson: Book Review: Clare Wright. The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka. HELLO. (I’m not saying this is relevant to No Award’s interests, but uh)
(Liz: Stephanie, did you miss the bit where I read this last year and bombarded you and the No Award Staff Writers with snippets I was loving?)
AV Mather: Review: Thief of Lives by Lucy Sussex.
Here at No Award, we want you to look after yourself in Australia’s mediteranean and warmer seasons: things you should do now that summer has landed heavily upon the nation.
On guilt and adulting and money at Adulting: My relationship with money: a work in progress.
The Long Shadows of Montague Summers and Margaret Murray at Enchanted History. (Witchcraft!)
Blue Bec: I believe in limitations on free speech.
The suffragettes were rebels, certainly, but not slaves, by Ana Stephenson at The Conversation.
I don’t like this so ban it for me at no place for sheep. [Note: we’ve had feedback from people who found this post transphobic, so proceed with caution and self-care.]
At the Scarlett Woman: Last Minute Halloween Costumes That Aren’t The “Sexy”, Store Bought Norm.
Calls for papers and articles