Our Week: February 6-12

Things we linked to:

Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video

Ron Paul Would Only Support Woman’s Right To Choose In Cases Of ‘Honest Rape’ – The ignorance and and delusions of this year’s Republican candidates scares us, so much we’re glad we don’t live in the US.

Vulva vs. Vagina

Rapist’s jail sentence is doubled

David Cameron is tempted to offer tax breaks to hire cleaners

Manpain

About my ‘spilled semen’ amendment to Oklahoma’s Personhood bill

Oklahoma Democrats want to ban Onanism — RT

Lad culture: Unilad culture – one big joke or seriously unfunny? and Uni Lad website closure highlights the trouble with male banter

Transgender issues – How Do You Have Sex?

And we had some discussions on Joss Whedon: Buffy’s choice: Joss Whedon gets political and Joss Whedon’s Equality Now speech, which sparked the question of whether Whedon really writes strong female characters.

We also worried about sexism and superheroes, were impressed by Project Unbreakable and UEA’s zero tolerance policy on sexual harrassment, and wondered if women comedians are really less funny – and if not, why do so many think so? We also enjoyed some pictures.

And this week in horrifying: Why I rejected Plan B after my disabled daughter was raped last week

Things we talked about:

The topic of our meeting this week was feminism and the media: how are feminists portrayed in the media? Does the media at large think feminism is now obsolete?

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