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shonias has opinions on everything, but is currently particularly interested in fatness, education and watching my kids' social consciences develop.
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By shonias on March 22, 2014
I spoke to a guy in a long coffee queue to point out there was another, unused machine 3 feet away, and even bearing news of speedy caffeine, and wearing a bright red dress, I was apparently invisible.
A woman at a tech event, unaccompanied by any men, is just too unlikely to be believed.
By shonias on December 26, 2013
There’s a fine line between mangling one’s own language and being part of its evolution and improvement. Of course, if it’s us (whoever “us” might be), it’s definitely the latter. “I have lost all ability to can.” …. So I explained the phrase and he seemed fairly disgusted in a what-are-these-people-doing-to-our-language way. My first instinct […]
By shonias on October 10, 2013
TW: Discussions of rape culture and child sexual abuse The 21st annual Ernie awards were held at NSW Parliament House last night, and for the first time I was there for the … festivities? It’s a fun night, but also a little arduous. It’s fantastic to be in room with 400 (nearly all) women, to […]
By shonias on February 18, 2013
A heads up from the organisers. Links to tickets sales etc at the end.
International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) will celebrate International Women’s Day 2013 with a concert, “Half the Sky”, at the Melbourne Recital Centre on March 7th.
By shonias on January 2, 2013
[Cross posted at Ariane's Little World] The global coverage of the horrific death of a woman from Delhi has certainly shone the light on the difficulties of navigating universal women’s rights in a world where cultures are not all the same, and are certainly not equal in power. As usual the Oz has lead the […]
By shonias on December 12, 2012
There’s been a bit of the annual Twitter discussion recently about Santa Claus. Specifically about how to handle the “Is he real?” questions, and the personal and social ramifications of same.