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By Lauredhel on February 7, 2014
“According to a new report, people with disabilities are over-represented within prison, with rates of mental illness and brain injury far above the general population. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also more likely to have disability, particularly children. People with disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence, with 90% of women with intellectual disability reporting sexual abuse in one study, most before they turned 18.”
By tigtog on September 17, 2013
Pax Dickinson, whose employment as CTO at Business Insider was abruptly terminated when the board’s attention was drawn to some of his bigoted jackass tweets and the potential liability risk they could present to the company, had an interview in nymag entitled Pax Dickinson on His Regrets, the Media ‘Witch Hunt,’ and What Women Need to Understand About Men (so not doubling down in any way at all) where Pax shares his fear that “turning [tech] into a politically correct wasteland” will take away “the freewheeling nature of [tech that] leads to innovation [which is] really important to this country and to the world”.
Matt Yglesias calls bullshit…
By tigtog on January 1, 2013
Society sets us up to judge the choices of others, creating “wars” and “catfights” rather than encouraging us to press for change.
By Mindy on August 23, 2012
Are you thinking positively enough and other bullshit.
By Mindy on March 30, 2012
Emmy Noether – the greatest mathematician you have probably never heard of.
By Mary on May 26, 2011
The Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 establishes breastfeeding as a separate discrimination grounds; includes provisions about discrimination based on family responsibilities; and strengthens and extends sexual harassment provisions.
By tigtog on February 25, 2011
The level of bigotry against atheists in the USA frequently appals me; this article by Greta Christina lays out one of the less obvious ways it is expressed.
By tigtog on November 10, 2010
An Ivanhoe Grammar girl wasn’t allowed to take her girlfriend to her high-school formal.
By tigtog on June 26, 2010
THE enrolled nurse Alistair Colgrave was driving home after his first shift at a psychiatric unit on the north shore when he received a call from his boss telling him not to return.
By Lauredhel on March 25, 2010
I’ve blogged before about the fight to get breastfeeding included in Western Australia’s anti-discrimination legislation. That fight is logged below – now, for purely historical reasons! Because today, finally, the Equal Opportunity Amendment Bill 2009 passed the Upper House of WA Parliament. One chap from the Nationals did insist on getting a little harrumph in: […]
Posted in gender & feminism | Tagged australia, bottle feeding, breast feeding, breast milk, breastfeeding, breastmilk, discrimination, equal opportunity, expressing, legislation, parliament, prejudice, reproductive justice, upper house, WA, western australia
By Lauredhel on November 12, 2009
What’s grinding my gears today: WA Today: Poor parenting alarms schools Education Minister Julia Gillard has acknowledged that poor parenting is placing a heavy burden on schools and has promised principals she will give them more support to tackle violence, bullying and behavioural problems. [...] Gary Quinn, the principal of Dalyellup College in Western Australia, […]
Posted in education, gender & feminism, indigenous, law & order, violence | Tagged accessibility, australia, bullies, bullying, children, darwin, disability, discrimination, domestic violence, inaccessibility, Julia Gillard, race & racism, school, violence against women | 1 Response
By Lauredhel on October 1, 2009
Don’t miss Dr Rhonda Galbally on the National Press Club next week! Wednesday 7th October, ABC, 12:30 pm. Excerpt from the NPC website: Dr Galbally will present evidence from Shut Out – a report recently released by the National People with Disabilities and Carer Council. Shut Out provides the first comprehensive picture of what contemporary […]
By Lauredhel on September 15, 2009
Remember the Perth rally against breastfeeding discrimination back in April? Mandy Crabtree was ejected from a cafe for requesting to breastfeed her baby, and the Premier responded to public outcry by saying that women should breastfeed in a “discreet, modern way”, and that legislation to ban discrimination was unnecessary. The Attorney-General has been trying to […]
Posted in gender & feminism, law & order, Politics | Tagged breastfeeding, breastfeeding in public, discrimination, equal opportunity, law, legislation, parliament, prejudice, protest, rally, reproductive justice, WA, western australia | 4 Responses