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By Mindy on March 8, 2013
In time for International Women’s Day in Australia the first of Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women in Video Games has been released. This one is the Damsel in Distress trope.
By Mindy on February 18, 2013
Slacker Mums: Lets come up with a scenario and then add bits to see where we end up.
By Mindy on January 31, 2013
Reviews of four of the latest release kids movies: Wreck it Ralph, Rise of the Guardians, ParaNorman and Hotel Transylvania. Contains spoilers.
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 blue milk on December 16, 2012
Recently we were being trolled by an Australian economist, Dr Steven Kates about the Obama win in the United States of America. Among his conclusions, that the Obama vote was made up of the medicants (ie. people who need significant medical treatment and can’t afford it, as in, I guess any of us at some [...]
Posted in economics, gender & feminism, media, parenting, parties and factions, relationships | Tagged elections, equality, Federal Politics, identity, stereotypes, US presidential campaigns | 10 Responses
By tigtog on December 10, 2012
Someone who describes a social interaction to me which made them sad or angry or bewildered and then asks me to explain why the other person did whatever it was that they did.
By Emily Manuel on September 25, 2012
And the Sydney Opera House legitimises this. This is vicious, blatant sexist transphobia, masquerading as light-hearted entertainment.
By tigtog on September 14, 2012
According to the angriest keyboard pounders in the Twitterverse, Catherine Deveny rudely interrupted & talked loudly over the top of everybody else on Q&A on Monday night, and was especially disrespectful to the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen. What a frightfully boorish display that would be if it were true.
By Mindy on August 10, 2012
Can holding a door open be sexist?
By tigtog on August 7, 2012
Please share anything that has recently surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you: the world needs more unicorn chasers.
By tigtog on June 23, 2012
Another comment nugget of awesome found in YATOD, this one in the Penny Arcade forums, on a thread discussing sexism/misogyny in the wake of the hatefest directed against Anita Sarkeesian’s Kickstarter on Tropes vs Women in gaming.
Posted in arts & entertainment, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, media, social justice | Tagged gaming, misogyny, nuggets of awesome, objectification, sexism, socialisation, status quo, stereotypes | 3 Responses
By tigtog on May 14, 2012
Annie Urban looks at how it’s so easy for the MSM to misuse the concepts underpinning attachment parenting to
“throw some fuel on the mommy wars”, and how motherhood is not a competition.
By tigtog on April 12, 2012
White Americans are just as likely to be killed by other whites as Black Americans are likely to be killed by other blacks. In fact, all races in the USA share similar ratios. As the largest racial group, whites commit the majority of crimes in America. In particular, whites are responsible for the vast majority of violent crimes.
By blue milk on March 12, 2012
Bob Katter’s Australia Party are running a homophobic television advertisement to try and convince Queenslanders to vote for them instead of the alternative conservative political party, the Liberal National Party (LNP) in the forthcoming state election.