The Loop newsletter, 30 March 2019

Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets, for child care, for social welfare, for rape crisis centres, women’s refuges, reforms in the law. If someone says, ‘Oh, I’m not a feminist’, I ask, ‘Why? What’s your problem?’
           ― Dale Spender, Man Made Language (1980)

Dear Women,

You’d think everyone knows it’s a man’s world, right? Well, men don’t, and why would they? Men are the default human, after all, so they don’t need to think about themselves in the ways that women do.

That’s why WAAC has Caroline Criado Perez’s new book, Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, on order, so watch the WAAC Library space for when it arrives. Her research explains why our chainsaw chaps don’t fit properly, why we can’t find small-enough chainsaw gloves, why our chainsaw safety glasses don’t sit right, and why the bloke at the chainsaw shop never looks us in the eye (presumably out of a sense of bamboozlement). But hey, women aren’t supposed to use chainsaws, probably, so, you know. Our fault.

Yours in Sisterhood,

The Women of WAAC.

EVENTS, ETC.

SEXISM, MISOGYNY, HARASSMENT, PATRIARCHY, GENERAL ICKINESS

PORNOGRAPHY

PROSTITUTION & TRAFFICKING

MALE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

NEW IN THE WAAC LIBRARY
Please see Megan to borrow a book from the WAAC library.

 

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