Tag Archives: Body image

Link share goodness!

30 Mar

Hi Everyone! Apologies for the lack of updates lately – I’ve been fluey all week, sadface. But anyway, welcome to all our new members/subscribers/hangers-outers/crafty people. It’s great to have so so many new people showing their interest and getting to know people through the department, whether it’s online (here on the website or on our facebook group), or in person in the women’s room or at some of our events!

Anyway, without further ado, here is this week’s Link Share Goodness – a collection of interestingness from around the web. Why do uni readings when you can procrastinate online??

– Bel


New topics for Feminist Discussion Group!

6 Mar
Picture of various pro-women stickers

In each session we discuss different issues, looking at films, articles and other media, or just general life stuff. You don’t have to be an expert, or a woman to get involved – just enthusiastic! Feminism is not an isolated discipline, either, so expect to explore race, class and many other issues! Discussion group is organised by the awesome Dani: (check out her blog!).

In WAC this week we had some great new topic contributions:

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International Women’s Day film screening: Miss Representation

2 Mar

Miss Representation is a film which exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

The film interweaves stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews from the likes of Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Dr. Jackson Katz, Dr. Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem to give an inside look at the media and its message. The film’s motto, “You can’t be what you can’t see,” underscores an implicit message that young women need and want positive role models, and that the media has thus far neglected its unique opportunity to provide them. The film includes a social action campaign to address change in policy, education and call for socially responsible business.

Special FFFFILMS! free event for International Women’s Day 2012 – Thursday March 8.

From 4:30pm in the Member’s Lounge, Ground Floor, Union House.

All Welcome!

Love Your Body Day

20 Oct


It’s Love Your Body Day! (Well, it was actually yesterday. But no matter!) From the NOW website:

Today, the National Organization for Women Foundation celebrates its 14th annual Love Your Body Day—a day when women of all sizes, colors, ages and abilities come together to celebrate self-acceptance and to promote positive body image. Since the launch of Love Your Body Day in 1998, NOW Foundation has used the campaign to challenge the unrealistic beauty standards and gender stereotypes promoted by the media, Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries.

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Food as a feminist issue

9 Oct

A photo of the Browns of River View, Australia with their weekly food displayed in the kitchen Photo from What The World Eats. Part One and Part Two.

Hi all, feminist discussion group is running tomorrow at 12 in the wom*n’s room. We’ll be discussing the topic:

Food is a Feminist Issue(?)

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