It’s cold outside, so spend time inside looking at these things instead. Or at least it is cold here. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
Man claims part of Africa as a Kingdom so his daughter can be a princess.
A nurse-midwife with anti-contraception religious views sues a Family Planning Clinic that declined to hire her.
This is quite a radical proposal to deal with throat cancers caused by the a couple of strains of the HPV virus.
Do men need to worry more about male modesty?
Huffpost has an article up on a series of portraits done by Chloe Aftel of agender teens. The photography is stunning and the teens themselves are lovely. Chloe has captured that fragility of teens without stripping them of their determination to be who they are. I suspect comments are being heavily moderated because there aren’t any really awful trolls getting… Read more →
Do you ever wonder if you are living in a novel?
Some great angry writing from feminists.
If not, go and read bluemilk’s latest for Daily Life. Have a tissue or forty handy. TW: involves a snake. Related posts: Quick Hit – Grace Fallen Life at 1, 3, 5: disability Metaphysics, Parenting, and the Supernova. Condolences to Twisty
Stella Longlist 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge completed.
There was an interesting article in the Guardian a couple of days ago about the biological reasons for menopause. I have not read the studies that this story is based on, so commenters with more knowledge of this stuff please feel free to correct anything that I have misconstrued. Human females are one of three species currently known to undergo… Read more →
#AWW2014 Book Review: Questions of Travel by Michelle de Krester.
Mateship with Birds was reviewed for the 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge.
Book review of The People Smuggler: the true story of Ali Al Jenabi, the ‘Oskar Schindler of Asia’.