Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week.
The current theme for our open thread “hosts” is highlighting women activists. Destroy The Joint is an Australian feminist community targeting misogyny and sexism via calls to action on Facebook and Twitter. Despite being derided by some as “hashtag feminism” and scolded that naming themselves after one notorious incident just gives the particular misogynist in question continued attention, Destroy The Joint is accumulating notches of successful campaigns on their tally-stick, and right now they are keeping our Immigration Minister in the media spotlight for his oversight fail with respect to detained asylum seekers being deprived of adequate access to menstrual products, by encouraging women all around the country to mail boxes of tampons and pads to his parliamentary office accompanied by polite but firm letters explaining why (hashtag #stopthetampons).
— Christina Ryan (@HChristinaR) January 6, 2014
So, what have you been up to? What would you rather be up to? What’s been awesome/awful?
Reading? Watching? Making? Meeting?
What has [insert awesome inspiration/fave fansquee/guilty pleasure/dastardly ne’er-do-well/threat to all civilised life on the planet du jour] been up to?
* Netiquette footnotes:
* There is no off-topic on the Weekly Open Thread, but consider whether your comment would be on-topic on any recent thread and thus better belongs there.
* If your comment touches on topics known to generally result in thread-jacking, you will be expected to take the discussion to #spillover instead of overshadowing the social/circuit-breaking aspects of this thread.
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