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  • Friday Hoyden: Beatrice

    B&W of Kate Hepburn in very silly costume, with a goat mask on a stick.

    The way women are treated by men in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is awful, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this is an anti-women play. This is a play that exposes everything that is foolish and harmful about fearing female sexuality, or about doubting female capacity for steadfastness.

  • #AWW2014 Book Review: The Mind of a Thief

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    Book review of The Mind of a Thief by Patti Miller for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014.

  • Kurt Vonnegut on The Money River, aka neo-liberalism

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    The Money River, where the wealth of the nation flows. We were born on the banks of it. We can slurp from that mighty river to our hearts’ content. And we even take slurping lessons, so we can slurp more efficiently.

  • Sunday Singalong: I’ve Got The Music In Me

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    An assortment of versions of the song first made famous by Kiki Dee in 1974.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

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    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 good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • The attempts to shut women down continue

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    Two women who have been the subject of floods of contemptuous and dismissive abuse as part of their public life write about their experiences and point out that their experience is the cultural norm, not any outlier experience.

  • Media Circus: Liars and TPP and Conflicts Of Interest, Oh My

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    At this rate every single Abbott government minister is going to get a lump of coal in their Santa stocking.

    What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    otterday-weblogo1-150x150

    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 good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • A Guard’s Story

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    Via the Global Mail, this is a cartoon-illustrated account by an ex-guard of working in one of Australia’s migration detention centres. This is very tough to read, but worse not to know.

  • #AWW2014 Book Review: The Sunlit Zone by Lisa Jacobson

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    Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014 book review: The Sunlit Zone by Lisa Jacobson

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