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By Jo Tamar on April 29, 2013
Feminist commentary of popular songs, excellent music and a whole lot of laughs: Lady Sings it Better.
By tigtog on February 14, 2013
This is a feast of a film, a comedy-drama-romance of families, friendships and forgiveness which sparkles with subtly dazzling restraint, studded with troubling emotions and snort-out-loud humour.
By blue milk on October 4, 2012
You won’t agree with everything in this book no matter which direction of parenting you’re coming from, Valenti acknowledges that, but it is taking the mainstream conversation about parenting to a meatier level and it’s about time that happened.
By tigtog on August 1, 2012
Apparently Alain de Botton knows exactly how everybody feels about sex (just like he does! how convenient!) while being blithely unaware of the sheer TMI factor. This review of his latest book How To Think More About Sex at sexandthe405.com is long, comprehensive and unfavourable.
By Guest Hoyden on June 26, 2012
Guest Blogger Alex “Skud” Bayley reviews a documentary aired on the ABC about women’s suffrage in Australia, Utopia Girls: How Women Won the Vote.
By tigtog on December 10, 2010
This is a repost: first published April 5, 2006 as Best. Hoyden. Evah. (before I’d got into the Friday Hoyden habit). I’m not sure I’d still call her best evah, but she definitely remains a SIKAW.
Skate-Kourier thrasher teen superbus. (***Spoiler Free***)
By blue milk on December 5, 2010
Radical Act, a documentary by Tex Clark, was filmed back in 1995 and is about the queer/feminist music scene in the USA at that time. The documentary is simple but endearing – Clark interviewed female musicians and music journalists about the impact of their sexual and gender identity on their work. And with the likes [...]
By tigtog on November 19, 2010
AKA The Harry Potter #7 movie review
Just a short one, and I’m aiming to be spoiler-aware here for those few who haven’t actually read the book of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
By Guest Hoyden on November 3, 2010
The casual use of violence perpetrated on the female body in telling a story about a man’s experience will not be news to most people here, but it might be enlightening to look at it in the context of what is often considered to be one of the great works of humanist literature, one that still carries more cultural weight than possibly any other, and is often claimed to speak to all people, everywhere.