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  • Perth Bipedal Writers Festival

    There are things I hear a lot, when I’m trying to figure out whether I should bother trying to go to a place or an event. “Just ring and ask!” “Why don’t you just call?” “If there’s a problem when… Read More ›

  • On New Year’s Resolutions and the non-hilariousness of violence against women

    If there is one thing I’d like people to take away from 2015, it’s this: Violence against women is not funny. Over and over and over this year (and in all the years prior), we’ve heard the same excuses and… Read More ›

  • Brickbat: GetUp!’s “Can’t See?” alt text

    9 accessibility icons in a 3x3 grid - hearing, sight, mobility, age, dyslexia etc

    Today’s brickbat has been thoroughly earned by clicktivist campaign group GetUp! with their latest email campaign. The information about the campaign was conveyed as a series of images of text. The alt tags to the images were as follows: “The Plan” “Can’t see?” “Try turning on images”

  • How To Deny Men’s Sexism

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    Inspired by a conversation elsewhere… Image description: A rectangle roughly the shape of a book cover, with a sepia background. It is covered with red and black text in the style of the text of the cover of Joanna Russ’s… Read More ›

  • Letters to Tiptree: what does it mean to “write like a man”?

    cover of Letters to Tiptree

    In Letters to Tiptree, forty writers, editors, critics, and fans address questions of gender, of sexuality, of the impossibility and joy of knowing someone only through their fiction and biography. They reminisce about the impact of Tiptree’s work, about teaching her stories, and about what it means that a woman can write “like a man”.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    text graphic over a line drawing - an otter circled into an O shape

    Is it chilly where you are? This week’s Open Thread is hosted by a snowy little otter from Wildpark Pforzheim. [Image by Cloudtail on Flickr.] Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is… Read More ›

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    text graphic over a line drawing - an otter circled into an O shape

    Our Open Thread this weekend is hosted by this otter getting a faceful of water. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    text graphic over a line drawing - an otter circled into an O shape

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    otterday-weblogo1-150x150

    Our Open Thread this weekend is hosted by an otter with a ball.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    otterday-weblogo1-150x150

    Our Open Thread this weekend is hosted by an otter with a ball.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.

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