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  • #AWW2014 Book Review: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan

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    Book Review of Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014.

  • 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?

  • Big gaps in justice system for people with disabilities – new report

    “According to a new report, people with disabilities are over-represented within prison, with rates of mental illness and brain injury far above the general population. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also more likely to have disability, particularly children. People with disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence, with 90% of women with intellectual disability reporting sexual abuse in one study, most before they turned 18.”

  • Are cultural politics worse than no politics at all?

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    This is truly enjoyable analysis. There’s a lot of Marxism in it, probably a bit too much for me. And in my opinion it is too blunt in its assessment of pop culture but that aside, this is a great… Read More ›

  • Signal Boost: Assist A Sista

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    This community-based organisation fills the gaps in existing services serving survivors of domestic violence, and it’s kind of incredible.

  • Media Circus: shonks and salesmen masquerading as advisers edition

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    This is about putting the interests of the thousands of Australians, many elderly and of limited means, second to the banks and retail funds.

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

  • More of this, please

    Cartoon of all kinds of people having paired conversations. Text: Alison Bechdel, passing the Bechdel test.

    How great is it to see a cover like this on a street rag?

  • DUFC #69

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    Welcome to the 69th Down Under Feminists Carnival. This month read some of the best posts from January 2014.

  • Today in Anti-Harassment: moving forward with #CoCPledge

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    #CoCPledge took off on Twitter after Ashe Dryden posted A year+ in: codes of conduct at tech confs on her blog and then initiated the discussion with this tweet: “I will not attend or speak at conferences or other events that do not have a code of conduct. #CoCPledge”

  • 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?

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