Guest Post by Alex Skud Bayley
…mutual support, community service, skill-building, learning about issues facing women both locally and overseas, and advocacy on behalf of women. So far so good! So why is it that, on the whole, the Country Women’s Association is so ossified?
24 things that some people believe to be true.
With the Oscars mired in their annual refusal to see directing talent in anyone who doesn’t remind the Academy members of themselves, resulting in another disgraceful exclusion of any female directors from the Best Director nominations for yet one more predictable, narrow-minded year (I see no reason to hold back on this topic), here are some links to discussions, links and clips of movies made in 2012 that were directed by women.
A heads up from the organisers. Links to tickets sales etc at the end.
International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) will celebrate International Women’s Day 2013 with a concert, “Half the Sky”, at the Melbourne Recital Centre on March 7th.
Have social attitudes to female criminals changed since Queen Victoria’s time?
I don’t have anything special planned except for paying a little more attention specifically to what other women are writing right now. Feel free to share links to anything you find especially relevant today.
The Spin is strong in this one Luke. Ladies of Leisure, that is older women not participating in the workforce and not looking for paid employment, will be the ruin of us all apparently. CLOSE to a million more mature women could be working but choose not to participate in the labour force, the Productivity Commission has found, adding to… Read more →
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 because the PM is in… Read more →
Reading an article about women’s violence at Schoolies’s Week recently prompted me to pull this languishing post out of my Drafts folder. This snippet exemplifies the phenomenon of low levels of criminal or “disorderly” behaviour by young women being given greater weight than the same behaviour from young men – though the men are being arrested nearly ten times as… Read more →
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 near St. Marys from 2004-07… Read more →
Tom Calma, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, announced today at the National Press Club the proposed formation of a new national advisory body to bring the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to the Minister, Parliament, and bureaucrats. Tom Calma is lder from the Kungarakan tribal group and a member of the Iwaidja tribal group… Read more →
Crikey is opening a new blog just for women! Should they paint it:(surveys) Please feel welcome to add your suggestions for banner imagery in your comments. Or mock up your own banner, and share. Share this post? Related posts: Come one! Come all! The 44th Down Under Feminists Carnival heading for Hoyden! Quickhit: Invisible women, invisible politics The Tenth Down… Read more →
Blokes at Crikey are wondering why they don’t have more female subscribers, and “Where are Australia’s female political bloggers?” Excerpts from the thread: Possum Comitatus: “Something that has surprised me for a while on the gender balance of the Australian political net is the lack of big female political bloggers. We have Kim and Anna over at LP as a… Read more →
I’ve finished transcribing Triple J’s Hack programme on the “Hottest 100 of All Time”. For the background on this, see these previous posts: “Was the Hottest 100 Of All Time sexist? asks Triple J’s Hack” “Alternative Youth Music Station Thinks There’s No Alternative to Being a Bloke” [Please note that this is a quick ‘n’ dirty transcript, and excuse my… Read more →