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By Orlando on September 25, 2014
The riotous annual event recognising the most sexist statements by Australian public figures over the past year has just happened this week.
By Mindy on November 26, 2013
Public humiliation visits every retailer occasionally. But to young women who are a bit on the large side, the embarrassment being visited on clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch must be as delicious as a good public flogging.
By Orlando on June 12, 2013
The often reliable Leigh Sales has a piece in The Drum listing “The ten questions Labor MPs are asking themselves”. Sadly, yet unsurprisingly, all ten pertain to the leadership of the party. Sales doesn’t seem to consider it even a possibility that anyone is allocating any brain space to policy or governing the country. Now, as much as it is a depressing thought, I acknowledge that there is every chance she is right. But as a reporter with a substantial platform, she has a choice about where to direct the conversation. She could, for instance, be inviting responses to these, alternative, questions, that Labor MPs have every reason to be asking themselves.
By mimbles on December 30, 2012
From gyzym on Tumblr: just shut up …consuming media critically is a skill, and in an age where media is more prevalent than ever before, it’s a skill worth having. It’s a skill worth having because you are going to continue to be exposed to media, and it is going to continue to attempt to […]
By Orlando on September 27, 2012
Australia’s annual awards for public displays of sexism took place at NSW Parliament House last night. Gold below the fold.
By Chally on December 6, 2011
There was a bit of a controversy on Sunday when The Daily Telegraph, which is apparently still passing for a newspaper, put up a story called “PM Julia Gillard and Senator Pansy Wong – a reluctant embrace of an emotive issue; gay marriage”. Here’s the story in question. Let’s be very kind and move past […]
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By Chally on October 18, 2011
So, as we’ve probably all noticed, Australian news is kind of… Australia-centric? I’m wondering what news stories you’ve been encountering that really should be getting wider coverage. Here are some of mine: After years of military dictatorship, Burma is on the verge of democratic reforms… or so it would seem, because the new civilian government, […]
By Jo Tamar on September 28, 2011
The SMH is at it again.
By Jo Tamar on December 12, 2010
Looks like Selleys doesn’t want women to buy its products.