This is the 79th monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together November 2014 posts of feminist interest by writers living in Australia and New Zealand.
Fetal personhood legislation progressing through parliament in NSW while failing in South Australia. Tasmania adopts Victoria-like access to legal abortion, but the campaign to repeal part of Victoria’s abortion access heats up. And the USA demonstrates the uses to which fetal personhood can be put.
A dedicated thread for election day commentary.
This is the 62nd monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together June 2013 feminist posts from writers living in Australia and New Zealand.
Reminder: submit now (by Jul 2 at the latest) for the 62nd Down Under Feminists Carnival! Submissions must be of posts of feminist interest by writers from Australia and New Zealand that were published in June.
Hoyden is welcoming the Down Under Feminists Carnival back for the fifth time in July, for its 62nd edition. You can submit June 2013 posts of feminist interest by authors in Australia or New Zealand; submissions are due on 2 July at the latest, but the earlier the better!
It’s good to see Stephen Conroy finally face the facts: his filter proposal was about as clever as equipping a blue whale to pursue a vulture.
The fourth pair of Life documentaries about Australian children is here: Life at 7. What do you think?
In response to Tansy Rayner Roberts’s Blog Book Week challenge, I remember how I read Melina Marchetta’s Looking For Alibrandi when I was in high school.
In response to Tansy Rayner Roberts’s Blog Book Week challenge, I remember how Ruth Park’s Playing Beatie Bow affected me as a young teenage reader.
Some of you oldie Hoydens might remember my 2008 post on Australian Olympics uniforms, Women still the sex class in international elite sports. I thought I’d do a bit of an update on gender and our Aussie uniforms for the 2012 Olympics. And – how often does this happen? – things have actually changed for the better, at least in two sports!
Most notably, the regulations dictating that all women playing beach volleyball must wear teeny-tiny bikinis has changed. Female beach volleyball players will now have the choice of wearing shorts or bikini bottoms. This change ostensibly took place to enable the participation of more women from countries and cultures which restrict the amount of skin women may show, which is great; it also allows women from other cultures the opportunity to cover up a little more should they so desire.
Today, it is twenty years since since native title was first recognised in Australia and the doctrine of terra nullius was rejected by the High Court.
It’s a super quick House of Representatives survey!
This is the 44th monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together December 2011 feminist posts from writers living in Australia and New Zealand.