Gillian Triggs has proved herself so far above the pitiful scrabblings of the shrivelled souls who want her to stop saying that we shouldn’t subject children to institutional abuse that she has forced them to reveal themselves for what they are.
“Queen of the gospel and the mother of rock and roll” The person who brought the electric guitar to the popular masses wasn’t Chuck Berry, and it sure wasn’t Bill Haley. It was a woman from Arkansas who saw her mission as bringing the music of the light into the dark places (nightclubs), and consequently invented crossover pop gospel. Since it’s… Read more →
Some of the best news to come out of the Queensland election is that Leeanne Enoch has just secured victory in her Brisbane seat. The new MP for Algester won for Labor, making her the first female Indigenous MP in Queensland. Enoch won her seat with a swing of 17.5%. Leeanne is a proud Nunukul/Nughi woman from North Stradbroke Island. She… Read more →
How I wish I could be in London on Saturday for this! And what a gorgeous poster.
Scrooge’s failing is in being disconnected from the people around him. The failure of today’s Scrooges is the belief that connecting with the people around them is enough.
What is the lure of the awful female lead role to an excellent actress? Why, that it is a female lead role.
There is a new and important article by Kathy Sierra available, that we should all read.
The riotous annual event recognising the most sexist statements by Australian public figures over the past year has just happened this week.
The news has come in that the “female scientists” Lego set, produced after a huge grassroots campaign and petition from parents who wanted more variety in female minifigs, will only exist as a limited edition set. Despite selling out almost immediately, it will not be released as a standard line.
Emma Goldman was a Russian Jewish immigrant to the USA, who spent her life being persecuted for her work campaigning for the rights of workers and marginalised groups of all kinds.
Here we are at Life at Nine already. How quickly they grow up! The ABC’s documentary series tracking the growth and development of a sample cross-section of Australian children only appears every two years. The two episodes of this edition are designated ‘Independence’ and ‘Creativity’.
A piece came across my Twitter feed a few weeks ago about an American doctor who died earlier this year. Rebecca Greenfield wrote describing the pay discrimination her mother experienced, the retaliation she suffered when she protested, and the enormous personal cost of the years she spent fighting the injustice.
One for the dressmakers, costumiers and historians among us: an unexpected family treasure unearthed.
Maya Angelou is one of the great figures of literature, and of humanity, of the modern age. Her death on Wednesday will be a sorrow to many, but also a prompt to stop and think about her outsized contribution to the total of both the justice and the beauty that exists in our world.