Down Under Feminists’ Carnival LXVII

07 Dec

Welcome to Kiwiana (inked) and the 67th edition of the Down Under Feminist’s Carnival! Sorry it’s a little late, my laptop has not been cooperating this week.

There were some amazing posts this month; thank you so much to everyone who submitted, as well as all of the fantastic bloggers featured this month.

So, without further ado…


“Transgender Day of Remembrance” by nausea nissenbaum at The Hand Mirror

“Andrew Bolt: The “new racism” is so last season!” at Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist

“On Who the Fuck is Iggy Azalea when she’s at home?” at The Koori Woman

“On My Life As a Statistic” at The Koori Woman

“Poor Fellow My Country” at Out Of The Shadows

“IndigenousX changed my life” at AboriginalOZ

“‘Free speech’ is no excuse for racist comments” at Daily Life

“When Aunty Dawn Daylight was a child she was kept as a slave at the All Hallows’ convent in Brisbane” at The Apple Core

“Kelly Briggs on the Race Conversation We Need to Have” at Hoyden About Town

“I get mail” at Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear

“Write it right” at News With Nipples

“How does a racist hide racism?” at Love Versus Goliath

“Intersectionality is NOT Fucking Divisive” at A Human Story

“‘Tough Love’ or ‘Zero Tolerance’ is not a valid social policy choice” at A Human Story


“In Defence of Selfies” at Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear

“Reflections of the Self” at Fat Heffalump

“Casual Misogyny on Top Gear” at A Life Unexamined

“Self Pleasure in Romance Novels” at Aggy’s World

“Whitewashing Katniss Everdeen” at WomyNews

“Fuck you, Louise Thompson: I AM FAT” at Ideologically Impure

“The Messages We Get” at BlueBec

“Good Lorde!” at No Award

“Clashing cultural analyses, and how we talk about Lorde’s “Royals”” at Zero At The Bone

“A woman is left for dead and the media are quiet” at Love versus Goliath

“The exploitation of ‘mystery woman'” at News With Nipples

“On strong female characters at the expense of women” at Zero At The Bone

Relationships, Parenting, and Families

“The most diabolical situation for a mother and a newborn you could imagine” at Sharpest Pencil

“Why losing my daughter means I don’t support Zoe’s law” at The Conversation

“There’s something missing from the Prime Minister’s Child Care Inquiry” at Daily Life

“Lisa Harnum: a powerful wake-up call” at The Hoopla

“Whose Equality? Anti-Discrimination in New South Wales Private Schools” at Global Comment

“Pink stinks” at Pondering Postfeminism

“Stranded in the shit field” at No Place For Sheep

“On infidelity” at No Place For Sheep

“Review: Amazing Babes by Eliza Sarlos and Grace Lee” at Blue Milk

“Forced removal of children. When will government learn?” at Curl

“Is the Queensland government man enough to really get ‘tough on crime’?” at Curl

Roast Busters

Note from MJ: there are a lot of valid reasons to refuse to use the term that a rape gang coined for themselves, and in my day-to-day discussions on this case, I agree. However, in the interests of practicality (and people being able to find this round up if they google “roast busters”, I’m labelling this section as such.

Ideologically Impure has a great roundup of roast busters-related recommended reading.

“Growing boys, not roast busters” by LudditeJourno at The Hand Mirror

“Memo from the blue gang: women aren’t citizens” at A Bee of a Certain Age

“There is a reason I was afraid to get drunk at rugby parties” by Marianne Elliott

“How could this happen?” by Scuba Nurse at The Hand Mirror

“The baying mob, or How I carry a torch” by Scuba Nurse at The Hand Mirror

“starting a conversation” by Stargazer at The Hand Mirror


“But what about the women in Afghanistan?!?” at Storify

“To Brodie Donegan, on the NSW foetal personhood bill” at Blogger on the Cast Iron Balcony

“A very important contribution to our current discussion of rape culture” at Ideologically Impure

“Look: It’s The Latest In Spring Anti-Rape Wear!” at Junkee

“An Initiate’s Guide to Map-less Spaces” at Widget

“Reproductive rights round-up: NSW, Vic, SA, Tas” at Hoyden About Town

“The problem with Sweden’s feminist film rating” at Daily Life

“Why, why, why, “vagina”?” at Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist

“The Many Faces of Modern Feminism” at Sextracurricular Studies

“Let’s Change how we Talk about Sex!” at Sextracurricular Studies

And that’s it! Thanks again to all the fantastic bloggers featured, and to everyone who submitted. The next edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is planned for 5 January, 2014 and will be hosted by QoT at Ideologically Impure. Submissions to qotblog [at] gmail [dot] com for those who can’t access the blogcarnival submissions form.


Posted by on December 7, 2013 in Uncategorized


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9 responses to “Down Under Feminists’ Carnival LXVII

  1. Chally

    December 7, 2013 at 23:25

    Thank you so much for this full and streamlined and excellent carnival, and all your efforts, MJ!

  2. Team Oyeniyi

    December 9, 2013 at 23:08

    Thank you for the inclusion!

  3. doctorpen

    December 11, 2013 at 15:37

    Great round-up! Thanks for including my post. Cheers!

  4. Sarah (Previously Aggy's World)

    December 16, 2013 at 00:59

    oh wow. Thanks for including my blog entry!


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