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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 blue milk on November 3, 2012
File this one under: Don’t let your cranky, feminist mother watch your TV shows. So, my three year old son was watching an episode (‘Super Bear’) of the Australian children’s show, Bananas in Pyjamas the other day and I walked past and caught a scene that began to irritate me. I was so bewildered by [...]
By tigtog on September 14, 2012
According to the angriest keyboard pounders in the Twitterverse, Catherine Deveny rudely interrupted & talked loudly over the top of everybody else on Q&A on Monday night, and was especially disrespectful to the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen. What a frightfully boorish display that would be if it were true.
By blue milk on August 3, 2012
So much good analysis in this piece from Jessica Valenti in The Nation – “The Upside of Ugly”: But this is the problem with teaching young women that the key to happiness and success is self-esteem. If our end goal for girls is simply to have them feel “confident”—especially about their looks—then we create a [...]
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 April 7, 2012
Before beginning your rant, and it will be a rant because you’re a woman writing this, always start that post with an apologetic, introductory paragraph about how truly nice your partner is and how he (and he will be a ‘he’) ‘helps’ you around the house and ‘helps’ you with the kids, a lot; really, [...]
By blue milk on February 22, 2012
When Rachel Cusk wrote about motherhood in A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother, I felt heard. It wasn’t my story, exactly, but it was closer to my story of the early days of motherhood than others were writing. This time she is writing about her divorce. It isn’t my story either, but I suspect [...]
By tigtog on February 22, 2012
Which sort of tech actually makes the most daily difference to the largest number of people?
By Jo Tamar on November 9, 2011
What proportion of tradies would you guess are women?
By Jo Tamar on September 28, 2011
The SMH is at it again.
By Mindy on August 2, 2011
I’m not going to go into spoilers, but I can say if you like bluemilk’s blog you will enjoy her writing which is simultaneously distilled essence of bluemilk expanded tenfold into a really fantastic chapter.
By tigtog on May 7, 2011
In a world where women who are about to become royalty can go shopping in exclusive boutiques wearing ballet flats without upsetting the world’s incredulity meters, why the fuck do you put a woman who is supposed to be an active espionage agent in six inch fucking heels to go and strew misleading evidence around a very ordinary flat?
By tigtog on April 19, 2011
*Career women enjoy doing household work
* Housework not a dirty word
* Majority of Working Women Like to Perform Household Tasks
* Working Aussie women refusing to share workload at home
* Some career women still enjoy doing household chores
By tigtog on April 10, 2011
I’m letting other people’s writing do the secular sermon heavy lifting this week.