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The reading iceberg: promoting ‘serious’ male narratives over ‘trivial’ female narratives starts at school
By tigtog on January 17, 2012
It took me years to realise that I had been educated to privilege men’s writing over women’s. Like a lot of girls educated in the ’70s and ’80s, I grew up reading a canon of ‘great literature’ written by men (and, primarily, for men) … At school we read almost exclusively male writers … our one woman author was Jane Austen.
By blue milk on December 17, 2011
Shed a tear for all the 6 year old girls who struggle to be able to love what they love regardless of stupid gender binary stereotypes: Look, I’m an optimist. I prefer to dwell on the positive rather than the negative. Stories like Katie’s and Bryden’s inspire me, because the next generation [smirk] is expressing [...]
By tigtog on December 2, 2011
Chinese men spend more on fashion clothing than women. More than twice as much ($1.1 billion to $439 million).
By tigtog on November 20, 2011
“Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it ”
- George Santayana
By tigtog on September 20, 2011
Outraged opposition MPs debated the merits of At Home With Julia in a party room meeting today, with Nationals MP John Forrest urging the return of tasteful comedy shows such as the 1970s series Are You Being Served?.
By tigtog on August 31, 2011
News With Nipples shows us extracts from a few music industry dudes who found her dressing up as a man for an awards ceremony disturbingly unsexy…
By blue milk on July 31, 2011
I ran my first anti-sexism workshop for children last week. They were a Montessori class of 5-6 year olds and I concentrated on questioning gender stereotypes, identifying sexism and a little bit of acceptance stuff of gender queer identities. I didn’t use those terms though, I talked instead about people thinking there are rules about [...]
By tigtog on June 3, 2011
In which Robbie Williams reminds us that it’s not feminists who think that all men are garbage:
By blue milk on April 14, 2011
Clothing company J. Crew are apparently part of some kind of diabolical plot to pussify boys, as evidenced by this advertisement showing a mother (who also happens to be the president and creative director of the company, so there’s all the proof that I need for a conspiracy), painting her son’s toenails pink. I can [...]
By tigtog on January 7, 2011
Another Summer Slowdown blast from the past post from the archives.. A long time e-friend in 2006 welcomed the arrival of his second daughter, to be known as Eleanor.
I love that name, as Eleanor of Aquitaine (at various times Prince of Aquitaine as ruling Duchess, Queen of France, Queen of England, Queen Mother and Regent of England) is my favourite historical hoyden. EofA is, indeed, how I judge the quality of any encyclopaedia I encounter.