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By Lauredhel on July 3, 2014
From today’s West Australian: School bans sex victim from ball … but offender can go: “A private high school has banned a former student from attending its senior school ball because a boy who had sexually assaulted her will be there. The father of the 16-year-old girl said she had been assaulted when she had […]
By tigtog on May 16, 2014
I was having a chat about exactly this sort of negativity regarding competent/assertive/expert women this evening: see also classic xkcd on the other side of the coin.
By tigtog on December 3, 2013
So, the whole #teamelan vs #teamdianne thing that’s been keeping a large segment of the twitterverse, bookface and the blogosphere hatertained this weekend?
When men disagree with others it’s a robust addition to free speech, when women disagree with men it’s to silence them
By tigtog on June 1, 2013
This time it’s women objecting to sexist content in the professional magazine for the Science Fiction Writers Of America who are causing Deep Rifts™.
By tigtog on March 7, 2013
Double standards are so repellently fascinating to watch unfold before one’s jaded gaze, I find. What’s piqued your media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats for any current sociopolitical reportage on legacy/new media.
By blue milk on January 18, 2013
This article in The Atlantic by Phoebe Maltz Bovy, “The ethical implications of parents writing about their children” is incredibly unforgiving of mother writers and bloggers. She sets the benchmark very low for the test of appropriateness with writing and it’s anything that may embarrass your children when they’re older. My god, I think the […]
By tigtog on January 8, 2013
A few weeks ago a controversial tumblr was started which highlighted the OK Cupid dating profiles of certain men who claimed to be Nice/Decent Guys, but whose answers on optional stock questions set by OK Cupid revealed various degrees of Not-Nice/Not-Decent attitudes. Clementine lays out the back-story, analyses some of the criticisms, and comes to some conclusions.
By tigtog on July 18, 2012
Forgive me readers, it has been a while since my last media spin tactics thread. As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis elsewhere, on any current sociopolitical issue.
By blue milk on June 4, 2012
Reading Clementine Ford’s piece in Daily Life on teenage sexuality something struck me about the young girls she was describing. The arrival of One Direction certainly took Australia by storm – mostly because nobody outside of the 12-17 year old teen girl bracket and a handful of their mothers had ever heard of them. But […]
By blue milk on June 2, 2012
Here at BBC News is that typical ‘women are their own worst enemy’ article. It is conveniently titled, “Are women their own worst enemy when it comes to the top job?” Research compiled by BBC News shows women are under-represented in many of Britain’s top jobs – from the boardroom and the courtroom, to politics […]
By Mindy on March 30, 2012
Emmy Noether – the greatest mathematician you have probably never heard of.
By Orlando on February 24, 2012
Dora and Nora Chance (the “Lucky Chances”, naturally) are twins born into post- war London, on the wrong side of the theatrical tracks. Bastard children of a grand Shakespearean actor, Dora and Nora learn to dance to work their passage through a world that makes a great fuss of legitimacy, but likes to have less licit elements on call as well. Dora narrates, and you accompany her giddy passions, frantic hopes and pragmatic compromises.
By tigtog on June 1, 2011
Mr Barrett said the church’s commitment to the defence of Best and other convicted clergy contrasted to its treatment of victims.
By tigtog on May 30, 2011
Malcolm Farnsworth on the Murdoch Media’s confected outrage du jour: actress Cate Blanchett has political opinions, and dares to share them in public.