Saturday Tea & Feminism Links, Shakespeare’s Birthday Edition

5 links that will make you think


Happy 400th Deathday to the Bard! My Complete Works is still somewhere between the US and UK, but luckily there are lots of events to make up for it.

A good starting list of feminist books for children (Romper). I would add in anything from the Amelia Bloomer Project.

The transition from “gender mainstreaming” to “closing gender gaps” is difficult. (Independent Evaluation Group | World Bank Group). Something the gender team and gender champions at every international development organization struggles with. We know that it’s not that difficult. It just takes intention…and funding. All the high-level talk and strategy in the world won’t make actual on the ground change.

“Well, if there were ever evidence that feminism is a set of useless tropes for young women today, Orenstein’s Girls and Sex is it, though Orenstein herself does not know it.” (Commentary Magazine). I’m pretty sure this review misses pretty much the entire point of Orenstein’s book (which I admit I haven’t read yet). Yes, it is problematic that young women feel pressured into sex acts with their male friends, but that means they need feminism more, not less. And those young men definitely need feminism.

Paypal backpedaled pretty quickly on its all-male panel on gender equality (PayPal). You’d think people would have learned by now.

Indonesia’s feminist holiday on 21 April celebrates an inspiring woman. (Jakarta Globe)

Author: Lisa M Fry

Freelance writer & copy-editor. Book lover. Feminist. American in London.

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