Louise's Feminist Musings

Notes on feminist news & issues

Vrouwen in reclame

http://reclamemeisjes.blogspot.nl/ “Toch merkwaardig…de volop en overal aanwezige pin-ups van de reclame. Sinds de jaren zeventig is er veel veranderd in reclameland. De uit Amerika afkomstige getekende pin-ups van de jaren … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sexual Intimidation of Men by Women

I know three stories of men who I know who have been sexually intimidated by women. 1. My mother told me once that my dad, while being a ‘liftboy’ (someone … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Unwise to Allow Men to Go Out at Night

I agree with this 100%: http://www.wrongingrights.com/2013/01/what-if-we-responded-to-sexual-assault-by-limiting-mens-freedom-like-we-limit-womens.html If men claim that they can’t handle themselves when looking at a woman, well, then it’s time to make them wear blindfolds. If men … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Naked Mothers

These pictures of bodies of mothers illustrate how a woman’s body can be just naked http://jadebeall.com/a-beautiful-body-project/ , without being sexy. Anyone who thinks this is sexy is of course free … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment


From the website of RION SABEAN PHOTOGRAPHY “A restructuring of the ways in which males are presented in popular media, applying traditional pinup poses that are reserved for the female … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Unexcited? There May Be a Pill for That


June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Waarom verbeteren vrouwelijke topministers positie van vrouwen niet?’

‘Waarom verbeteren vrouwelijke topministers positie van vrouwen niet?’ En waarom het beter is zo jong mogelijk kinderen te krijgen…. “Dat vrouwen er voor kiezen om op steeds latere leeftijd kinderen … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

About women quota (dutch)

‘Quota helpen, ook al hebben we het niet graag’ (JoĆ«lle Milquet) ‘Vrouwelijk talent wordt te weinig benut’

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Man Who Thinks Women Rather Have Abortion Than Use Birth Control (and 16% of women experienced men tampering with their birth control)

Some guy trying to derail a discussion about and celebration of Wendy Davis’s filibustering an offensive anti-abortion bill in Texas. The guy is even affiliated to some university and has … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stop Female Death in Advertising

http://www.stopfemaledeathinadvertising.com/ A trend in advertising: dead women. What are these advertisers thinking?! Why does anyone think a dead woman is suitable to sell your product? “You know what, let’s put … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg spoke up and attempts to get more women to climb the corporate ladder. What she says here is very sensible in my opnion http://blog.ted.com/2010/12/21/why-we-have-too-few-women-leaders-sheryl-sandberg-on-ted-com/ . However, she got … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Men Explain Things to Me

Original essay by Rebecca Solnit: http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/174918 And here is a growing collection of first hand experienced examples of mansplaining, mostly in academia: http://mansplained.tumblr.com/ If any men are reading this: to … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

17 year old girls have to take on abusive male peers without any understanding from school

This brings tears to my eyes: high school girls (not even adults) have to fight to be treated like human beings at their school. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/mortarboard/2013/jun/20/why-i-started-a-feminist-society It is one thing (and … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

War Against Women

Just when you think you’ve heard it all, it gets worse: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/06/20/2190691/domestic-violence-employment-discrimination/ In all but 6 states victims of domestic violence can be fired when they are attacked at work, … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment