Father and daughter in matching Wonder Woman-inspired outfits at a comics convention in the US. via bluemilk
Hope you all had a great weekend. Don’t forget, today WAC will be on (1pm), tomorrow is Stitch n Bitch (10am-12pm) then a special free mooncup/radpad workshop (1pm), Wednesday we’ll be discussing FEMEN & topless protesting, Thursday we’ll be screening Princess Mononoke.
Until then, here is some interesting stuff from around the web this week!
Thanks everyone for a great week! I’m going to try and do a semi-regular Link Share Goodness (which is just a collection of links to awesome/thought-provoking articles, pictures, quotes, videos etc from around the web) post again in 2012. Starting with this one!
Do you have Uni readings to do but want more interesting (and shorter!) stuff to read? Want something to read with a Sunday morning cup of tea – but not the crappy papers? Want to find great sites on the web writing about issues that are important to wom*n’s lives? Then yay link share goodness!
If you come across an interesting link during the week, post it in the comments or email to me.
Farrago has a feature titled ‘Universities in trans-it’:
“Some things are not easily defined.
The word transgender, for example, can refer to people who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth, or to people whose identities may combine or move between traditional notions of male and female…”
Read the full feature at http://union.unimelb.edu.au/farrago/features/universities-in-trans-it and post any comments you have.
Check out an amazing photography project, ‘A Series of Questions’, at L. Weingarten’s site:
“This ongoing body of work explores the power dynamics inherent in the questions asked of transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and gender-variant people…
The subjects hold signs depicting questions that each has had posed to them personally— some by strangers, others by loved ones, friends, or colleagues. Presented on white wooden boards, the questions are turned on the viewer, shifting the dynamics under which they were originally asked, and prompting the viewer to cast a reflective, self-critical eye upon themself, revealing how invasive this frame of reference can be.”
These are just a few examples of the photos in the project.
“As a greater number of subjects and questions are accumulated, a relentless conversation of questioning emerges. Attention is directed not on the backgrounds of the transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, or gender-variant subjects, but on the dynamics at work in these conversations.”