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By Guest Hoyden on September 21, 2012
From work I’ve been doing for a forthcoming book on new media and Australian politics, I have some useful data that may partially inform this discussion in the form of Facebook wallposts from 600 Australians collected before this recent debate took off (late 2011). In recent days I’ve reanalysed this dataset to shed some light on the treatment of women in the social media space.
By Mindy on August 10, 2012
Can holding a door open be sexist?
By tigtog on May 1, 2012
Apparently BBC America bleeped The Thick Of It. Must have sounded like a lorry reversing into a heart monitor.
By Guest Hoyden on April 24, 2012
Here be SPOILERS!!!
I’m interested in addressing it as an instance of popular culture that again has kids tearing through books, hungry for more, at the controversy and ‘moral panic’ that it seems to be creating, and in looking at the elements of what, for me, made it something out of the league of the ‘Twilights’ of the world.
Posted in arts & entertainment, crisis, ethics & philosophy, relationships, violence | Tagged books & writing, female-centred fiction, film adaptations, moral panics, oppression, rebellion | 22 Responses
By Guest Hoyden on December 20, 2011
This is a Summer Slowdown Guest Post (thanks QoT!) – a repost of a blog post from earlier this year.
Clearly the media meme of the month is “won’t someone think of the children, and the imaginary innocence we ascribe to them in order to justify our lack of openness about basic anatomy because it’s ~icky~?”
By tigtog on November 8, 2011
Official tigtog position on this legislation: it’s a nice start, should have happened ages ago, bring on the MRRT.
By Mindy on June 1, 2011
Today in moral panics.
By Lauredhel on April 24, 2011
cheers for the fat panic, Fairfax! God forbid a day go by without a reminder of the foul spectre of the fatty fatfats that threaten to destroy our society.
By tigtog on April 1, 2011
Because it’s “respectful” to treat women as if their reproductive organs are obscene, don’tcha know.
By tigtog on June 30, 2010
MEMO TO SMUG TALKBACK RADIO CALLERS WHO THINK THEY’VE GOT A “HYPOCRITE” GOTCHA ON GILLARD: No, she wasn’t sworn in as Prime Minister with her hand on a Bible. That’s not compulsory, actually.
By Mindy on June 29, 2010
Bettina Ardnt is trying to whip up a panic about our unmarried but partnered Prime Minister moving into the Lodge, after being elected, with her bloke. It could be a bad role model for young women she says. I say, complete crap, give people more credit than that. Women aren’t going to rush into defacto relationships just [...]
By Lauredhel on October 14, 2009
From newser comes this piece on the US’s consideration of allowing women as submarine crew: “Navy pushes to allow women on submarines; wives worry about temptation under the sea” Excerpt: “There’s just a whole lot less privacy on board a submarine,” said retired Navy Capt. Mike McKinnon, commanding officer of the Kings Bay sub base [...]