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  • Media Circus: Tracking Abbott’s Wreckage edition

    Photo of Australian Parliament House (APH) in Canberra

    Link of the day: as of 29 June 2015, 457 seperate referenced items of Abbott’s Wreckage –

    What media story has caught your attention lately?

  • Rainbows everywhere

    hoydens marriage equality

    As I compose this post, the WordPress admin toolbar at the top of the page has a rainbow background. On social media, corporations have reworked their logos in rainbow hues. Over in the USA, rainbow flags are waving all over the place as same-sex couples rock up to courthouses and get married following SCOTUS ruling that state government bans on same-sex marriage violated constitutional guarantees granted by the 14th Amendment for all citizens to equal rights and protections under the law.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    Otter Tracks on the Snow-Covered Ice The otters had walked up the Water of Girvan, at the place where they usually swim, leaving their distinctive tracks on the snow-covered ice. Otter tracks show 5-toed marks, with a clear "heel" behind the pad. I also saw fox tracks on the ice.

    This open thread is brought to you by otter tracks on snow-covered ice. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a great book? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Media Circus: the “to no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay justice” edition

    Photo of Australian Parliament House (APH) in Canberra

    So this week marks a big round number anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. I’m expecting our Prime Minister will say something especially cringeworthy to mark the occasion.

    What news items have caught your interest lately?

  • Friday Hoydens: Shakespeare’s Aptronymic Ingénues

    Renaissance inkwash drawing of two young women in costume.

    Cross-posted from Flaming Moth Towards the end of his career, Shakespeare wrote a string of plays that make a feature of the relationship between an ageing patriarch and a daughter who is coming into adulthood. These young women are all possessed… Read More ›

  • The 85th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up!

    At her eponymous website, Ana Stevenson presents DUFC #85! Go have a read. The next edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is planned for 5 July, 2015, and will be hosted by Deborah at A Bee of a Certain Age. Submissions… Read More ›

  • Vale Joan Kirner 1938-2015

    A portrait in oils of a woman wearing a red jacket and a pleasantly determined expression, resting her chin on one hand while gesturing towards the viewer with the other hand. She appears to have just made a persuasive argument.

    Australia’s first female premier, 1990-92 in Victoria, has died aged 76.

  • The glorious 25th of May

    Lilac bloo,ms with the sun shining through them

    “As one man to another, commander, I must ask you: did you ever wonder why I wore the lilac?”[…]

    “No, I never asked,” said Vimes shortly. “It’s a flower. Anyone can wear a flower.”

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    text graphic over a line drawing - an otter circled into an O shape

    Is it chilly where you are? This week’s Open Thread is hosted by a snowy little otter from Wildpark Pforzheim. [Image by Cloudtail on Flickr.] Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is… Read More ›

  • Today in Things One Never Expected To Ever Say To A Stranger

    A very old and scraggly woollen scarf, knitted in rows of many colours a la Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor

    Just come up to the rooftop. I’ll be the only middle-aged woman up there wearing a scarf reminiscent of Tom Baker in Doctor Who.

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