It’s on again. And it’s been on multiple times this year: repeated attempts by the media and some parliamentary hotheads to convince us that the PM should be rolled and replaced by a bloke. If this was to happen before September (or if she stays, and the Libs win), what does it mean for women in Australia? I’m sure there… Read more →
… that it’s possible to care about more than one thing at the same time, without having to explain it to other feminists, too.
Do Western feminists condone sexism and misogyny in other countries because of cultural relativism? If so, who are they and what are they actually saying? This article came out following the brutal gang rape of the student [name redacted] on a bus in Delhi, and repeats a popular truism which I’ve been meaning to write about for some time; namely,… Read more →
A couple of young Melbourne women are setting up a feminist tumblr, She Blinded Me With Science. Here’s the mission statement: “Welcome to She Blinded Me With Science! We are young women in science who want to see better conversations about science, and have those conversations include women.” Blogger Hilaroar, via FB: Would anyone be interested in creating a quick… Read more →
Here she is bonding with her Dad over the Christmas break by doing a little gadget construction. Bonding with your daughters doing electronics, woodwork, mechanics or baking: A very feminist thing to do over the holidays and there should be a lot more of it.
Content Note: discussion of rape jokes
You know that old chestnut. COMEDY SHOULD BE SACROSANCT. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO JOKE ABOUT ANYTHING. TO ANYONE.
Here’s the brief: “Write some posts about my childhood reading, not only favourite books, but how I read them and why I still remember them.” (Seems I’ve missed the deadline already. Blogging Occupational hazard – sorry!) When I think of the books I read and re-read as a child, the ones which changed me and which fed my developing feminism,… Read more →
It’s Olympics time and again, we learn the names of athletes who we never hear of at other times. As a nation we’re obsessed with swimmers and runners and ball sports, but our equestrians kick serious butt. We see horse racing on TV all the time, but rarely 3DE. It’s a brutal, testing sport needing both physical courage and years… Read more →
VicForests has been clearfelling coupes near Toolangi (Mt St Leonard) in the Central Highlands of Victoria. This cool temperate rainforest is part of the tiny remnant which remains to us in this, the most cleared State in Australia. It’s the habitat of the increasingly rare Leadbeater’s Possum, our State emblem – evidently the Victorian Government would like to join Tasmania… Read more →
(Reposted from the Balcony) Ad transcript: (All scenes split screen) A boy toddler, dressed in bright blue, plays with a red truck. A girl, dressed in pale pink, plays with a baby doll. Boy, dressed in blue and white striped T shirt, plays with mud and has mud all over his clothes. The girl, clean in pale pink… Read more →
Helen Razer doesn’t even like Lingerie Football League. She makes that clear in this article. But she goes to the wall to defend it against “feminist” (Boo!) critics. Somehow I feel compelled to reply, although it’s about as tempting as stripping nearly naked in Melbourne winter weather and running around on soggy grass. Other writers and bloggers have already made… Read more →
How much do I love this sensational new band from Athens, Alabama (soon to join Athens, Georgia in indie-rock iconography)? How much do I love their singer, Brittany Howard? Let me count the ways.
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