21 Quote of the Week 4

They are talking about Artie Abrams from Glee, who uses a wheelchair (played by able-bodied Kevin McHale).

Aaron Fotheringham is the disabled stunt artist and he pulls that awesome one rear-wheel wheely. I mean, the irony of hiring a disabled stunt artist to actually execute the role of a non-disabled actor. It bites. It just… bites.

[Aaron Fotheringham ist der behinderte Stunt-Künstler und er macht diesen tollen [Stunt]. Ich meine, die Ironie, einen behinderten Stunt-Künstler zu engagieren, um die Rolle eines physiotypischen Schauspielers zu übernehmen. Das tut weh. Das … tut einfach weh.]

Alice Sheppard (AS) transcribed at FWD/Forward

Links 13

“Dating” show hurts protagonist [German]

It’s not enough for their career if women do “everything right” [German]

“Why I’m leaving feminism”

Men’s rights site offers bounty for personal information of Swedish feminists

The fear of the female body

Very good description and summary of gaslighting with comments worth reading

“Silent SMS” very popular in Germany to locate mobile phones [German]

Disabled student of Technical University Dortmund faces discrimination [German]

Sexualized little girls take two

20 Quote of the Week 01

When my boyfriend brought up kids and I started talking about how long it would be before I could support him at home to care for them he was quite taken aback. It turned out he wanted kids as long as someone else was going to take care of them; I told him I felt exactly the same way.

[Als mein Freund Kinder zur Sprache brachte und ich begann davon zu sprechen, wie lange es dauern würde, bevor ich ihn zu Hause unterstützen könnte, um für sie zu sorgen, war er ziemlich verblüfft. Es stellte sich heraus, dass er Kinder wollte, so lange sich jemand anderes um sie kümmern würde; Ich sagte ihm, dass ich das ganz genau so sah.]

Meg at Geek Feminism

19 Quote of the Week 52

There are still plenty of people who think that HIV and other SITs are a punishment for sex. (It makes me wonder if they think that the flu is a punishment for riding public transit.)

[Es gibt immer noch sehr viele Menschen, die glauben HIV und andere sexuell übertragbare Krankheiten seien eine Bestrafung für Sex. (Das gibt mir zu denken, ob sie glauben, dass die Grippe eine Strafe für die Nutzung öffentlicher Verkehrsmittel ist.)]

Charlie Glickman at Charlie Glickman