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By tigtog on November 19, 2012
What has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.
By tigtog on October 11, 2011
I just really hope that the film producers planning to turn a profit by telling of the horrors visited on one group of disadvantaged children had the grace to pass on those very robust film set buildings that they were so very proud of to people who could turn them to good use for other disadvantaged children.
By tigtog on April 26, 2011
How can we raise our children to be willing to take a stand against injustice in favour of integrity? Where do we start?
By tigtog on April 25, 2011
Because it’s Anzac Day, I’ve spent much of my time looking over the various diaries/letters of my greatuncles who took part in the Great War.
By Mindy on October 29, 2010
Eileen Nearne was never appreciated by her male superior officers. The way they speak of her is awful. Mark Dunton, contemporary history specialist with the National Archives, said a none-too-subtle sexism seems to blame. “Her training officers completely underestimated her,” he said. “They say she’s unable to concentrate, that she’s very feminine, lots of attitudes [...]
By Guest Hoyden on October 2, 2008
Guest Hoyden Mindy also blogs for ecelectic group blog For Battle! This issue is back in the news again, with the announcement that the DSTO is looking at the combat roles available in the army, previously denied to women on the basis of gender, to see whether gender restrictions could be replaced with physical competency [...]
By tigtog on December 12, 2007
One of the signs of changing attitudes towards rape, and sexual coercion generally in Western society, where it is harder for men now to openly claim that rape is sometimes OK or to believe that sometimes coerced sex is not rape than it was before feminism exposed such claims as callous entitlement, is that Western [...]
By tigtog on November 7, 2007
That’s the headline from Reuters, and its starkness is almost compulsory in light of the story behind the portrait. The woman below, Joseline Ingabire, is embracing her second daughter Leah, conceived after months of repeated rapes, while her first daughter Hossiana, with whom she was pregnant when the rapes began, looks on. The photo was [...]
By tigtog on October 17, 2007
Bob Ellis on the Coalition of the Willing: For we’ve been in Iraq for longer than World War I, and in Afghanistan for longer than World War 2, and in that time we’ve killed half a million people, more than six Hiroshima bombs, and subdued three suburbs, perhaps, in each of them; in the same [...]
By Lauredhel on July 26, 2007
Via counterclockwise at Flickr, a neat bit of street art.
By tigtog on June 22, 2007
This news headline – Iraq now ranked second among world’s failed states – seems to have left many in the blogosphere lost for words. But as Amanda Marcotte points out, if we don’t talk it up, it can be spun as people not really caring that the whole venture in Iraq is a clusterfuck. The [...]