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No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution – Revolution is but thought carried into action. ~ Emma Goldman
The first resistance to social change is to say it’s not necessary.
~ Gloria Steinem
By Orlando on August 15, 2014
Emma Goldman was a Russian Jewish immigrant to the USA, who spent her life being persecuted for her work campaigning for the rights of workers and marginalised groups of all kinds.
By tigtog on March 6, 2013
Has it been a year already? Signal-boost, self-promote, analyse/critique/reminisce or just opine about IWD 2013.
By tigtog on March 1, 2013
Feminism that prioritises popularity over its own integrity will necessarily fail, as it is bound to reproduce the very problems it is fighting against.
By Megpie71 on January 28, 2013
Gary Younge is upset about the level of deception which is present within everyday society. He feels this is dangerous, and we’re in danger of subsiding into a culture of fakery and deceit. He uses the examples of Beyonce’s lip-synching the US national anthem during the presidential inaguration, the discovery of horse DNA in budget beef burgers in the UK, and Lance Armstrong’s very public confession of taking performance enhancing drugs during his professional cycling career as examples of this tendency.
I have a slightly different take on things. I think it comes down to the tyranny of expectations.
By Mindy on January 10, 2013
What is a reasonable expectation if you have invited someone over to watch a movie?
By Mindy on August 10, 2012
Can holding a door open be sexist?
By tigtog on July 27, 2012
RWA & SDO – two personality traits that prop up the kyriarchy
By Mindy on April 20, 2012
In 1967 an angry race official tried to stop Kathrine Switzer from running the Boston Marathon. He failed, she changed her society.
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 tigtog on December 27, 2011
Disdain for “political correctness” is often positioned as a concern that some important truth is not being spoken for fear of offending someone. But that concern is nothing but smoke and mirrors.
By Mary on December 7, 2011
AdaCamp will be a one day “unconference” (that is, it will have free-form sessions scheduled by participants) focussed on furthering women’s work in open technology and culture. It will be held on Saturday January 14 in Melbourne, some travel funding is available.
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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