Today’s theme is Revenge.
Image: Tacocat I highly recommend “Sexist Queers” by Bree McKenna over at the Stranger about the expectations placed on feminists by their own community and the sexism of music media: I’ve always wanted to write a review of a dude band in the same way that some journalists write about my band, Tacocat. Because Tacocat is a band with three… Read more →
Conducted by researchers at University College London, it surveyed 19,000 British households to determine how parental employment affects a child’s behaviour throughout the first five years of life.
The results will startle those who think that children benefit from having a stay-at-home mum. In fact, the paper indicates that maternal employment can often improve the chances of having well-adjusted kids.
Margaret Olley died today. She was 88 years old. One of Australia’s most distinguished painters and supporters of young and emerging artists, Olley was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1991. She spoke openly about her efforts to overcome both alcoholism and then later in life depression …
- supposedly”an irrational fear of clustered holes”. Does this picture of a lotus pod (front page thumbnail pixellated) squick you at all?
Lindsay Beyerstein explores what makes a phobia versus a non-phobic unpleasantness.
Without certain guidelines for acceptable content in comments the substantive arguments get buried in a flood of reactionary soundbites and frequently eliminationist rhetoric. This is not merely disturbing, it actively perpetuates partisan/ideological bias.
Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments. Shameless self-promotion entirely welcome!
Nerdcore squad, get thee to your Potterverse fan-fiction reading place!
Google has suspended Skud’s google+ account.
The shock and horror I’m feeling must be a pale shadow of what those in Norway are feeling. My thoughts are with them all.
NSW Shooters and Fishers Party throw their support behind Fred Nile on ethics classes.
Whatever it was that sets artists apart, Amy Winehouse had it. The fact that she “lost it” meant little.
Today’s sea otter has been shared by katrina.elizabeth on flickr.
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?
One woman’s experience of entering the political arena.