I propose a meetup for March. It will likely be south of the harbour this time. If you’d like to come along, please indicate your preferred date at this Doodle poll.
Things are not looking great in Western Australia for the rights of pregnant people at the moment. Yesterday we had this: Unborn babies given recognition in new laws Causing the death of an unborn child will be viewed similar to murder by courts as part of new laws the state government wants to bring in.[…] And today the Australian Medical… Read more →
For the last two decades of Federal and State elections, I have been voting strategically for a hung parliament (in both Houses) every time. In 2010, enough of my fellow citizens did the same that a hung Federal parliament was finally what we got.
Image credit. I have been dying to do Hole for a Sunday Singalong because they’re easily my favourite ‘angry young women’ (and one man) band of all time. Courtney Love, who loves word play and drilling into the sexism of notions about femininity in her lyrics (take, for example, her lyrics on rape culture: “Was she asking for it? /… Read more →
Image credit. Last night on Twitter, amongst the heated debate about Julia Gillard versus Kevin Rudd for Labor Prime Minister of Australia emerged the hashtag #ditchthewitch. It is a belittling, sexist slogan borrowed from the far right of Australia, who sunk to these depths in protests against the carbon emissions trading scheme. It is incredibly disturbing to see this slogan… Read more →
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?
Dora and Nora Chance (the “Lucky Chances”, naturally) are twins born into post- war London, on the wrong side of the theatrical tracks. Bastard children of a grand Shakespearean actor, Dora and Nora learn to dance to work their passage through a world that makes a great fuss of legitimacy, but likes to have less licit elements on call as well. Dora narrates, and you accompany her giddy passions, frantic hopes and pragmatic compromises.
I just wish Labor as a party could put more people into Parliament who know how to tell their arse from their elbow.
Hoydens are aware of all Internet traditions! But we share our hard-won cultural knowledge! This week, we introduce you to the tradition of Not Quite Feminist Phil!
When Rachel Cusk wrote about motherhood in A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother, I felt heard. It wasn’t my story, exactly, but it was closer to my story of the early days of motherhood than others were writing. This time she is writing about her divorce. It isn’t my story either, but I suspect there will be much here… Read more →
What wonders await us on Outland tonight, as we venture into Andy’s home? Discuss them here! Share this post? Related posts: Outland Open Thread: Episode 6, “Pride” Outland Open Thread: Episode 5, “Toby” Outland Open Thread: Episode 4, “Fab” Outland Open Thread: Episodes 1 and 2
Which sort of tech actually makes the most daily difference to the largest number of people?
Regrets and enthusiastic consent, can they exist together?