As an economist and a feminist I can’t tell you irritating I find articles like this one from Lucy Kippist in The Punch, “Screw equal pay; what do women really want?” Academics and feminists who continue to prioritise the closing the gender-oriented wage gap disregard the huge list of unmanageable priorities that come with a top job. Kippist is getting… Read more →
Today’s otter comes via Hilary Chambers on flickr.
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? […] Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?
Guess how many competent and positive responses sie received to “just asking nicely”. Go on.
Some music for your weekend. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down “When We Swam” Gotye “Somebody That I used to know” Share this post? No related posts.
From Japanese-British artist, Sputniko! More here: She talks about her “Menstruation Machine” as coming out of a love of high-tech – she studied computer science before moving into the arts – coupled to a woman’s frustration with it. “Technology is so advanced nowadays, so why do I bleed every month, why do I hurt every month?,” she asks. Under the… Read more →
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The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, people are sneezing and cursing, let’s celebrate Spring.
FIX MY INTERNET YOU USELESS BASTARDS. (posted using my portable wifi from another carrier, which only works with my netbook, which I now may have to use for the whole day UNTIL YOU FIX MY BROADBAND) Share this post? Related posts: Dear young person who was possibly looking after somebody else’s dogs Sam de Brito to Women– FEMINISM: UR DOIN… Read more →
News With Nipples shows us extracts from a few music industry dudes who found her dressing up as a man for an awards ceremony disturbingly unsexy…
These ones were found in the middle of Sydney City, at the Chinese Gardens in Darling Harbour.
I didn’t have a home birth, one of my children was born in a birth centre and the other one in a mainstream hospital but I absolutely support the right for other women to choose home birth if they so desire. Here is Andrew Laming MP (federal member of the House of Representatives and also an obstetrician) feeling as bewildered… Read more →
Children growing up. Damn them.
I’ve seen many clouds with faint iridescence before, and even a few where the play of colours was remarkably clear, but never anything quite as vivid as this!
Stories about Irene will be all over the news today, and many of them will say that the evacuation orders for low-lying areas, particularly in NYC, were an overreaction. They will say this because there have been so few deaths, so few tragic images for the news media. The people who will be saying this will be wrong.