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By tigtog on June 18, 2013
wishes to express its unhappiness with the controversy
By tigtog on June 14, 2013
I could listen to people repeating these sentiments across all institutions day after day after day after day.
Message from the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO, to the Australian Army following the announcement on Thursday, 13 June 2013 of civilian police and Defence investigations into allegations of unacceptable behaviour by Army members.
By tigtog on June 12, 2013
It’s a new blog! Full of secular women!
By blue milk on June 2, 2013
I agree with much of this piece by Helen Razer in The Age – “Destroying the point”. But overall, I wonder where her conclusions lead us. ”If you want to politicise someone, here’s a thought: talk to them about politics,” I wrote a few months ago. ”You need to read some macro-economics, bitches,” I said. [...]
When men disagree with others it’s a robust addition to free speech, when women disagree with men it’s to silence them
By tigtog on June 1, 2013
This time it’s women objecting to sexist content in the professional magazine for the Science Fiction Writers Of America who are causing Deep Rifts™.
By tigtog on May 31, 2013
If you look very closely at just one wire in the cage, you cannot see the other wires. If your conception of what is before you is determined by this myopic focus, you could look at that one wire, up and down the length of it, and be unable to see why a bird would not just fly around the wire any time it wanted to go somewhere.
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By tigtog on May 30, 2013
I haven’t been paying attention to all the details of who said what about Adam Goodes since the on-field incident last week, but I’m pleasantly surprised to see Eddie Maguire now offering proper acknowledgements of the effects of racial vilification and proper apologies for uttering a racial slur. It’s a start.
By tigtog on May 29, 2013
A short while ago Anita Sarkeesian published another video to her Feminist Frequency YouTube channel. Within an hour it was taken down by YouTube because it had been flagged as containing objectionable content. Feminist Frequency appealed the takedown, and it was quickly restored. Good on YouTube for restoring the video so quickly, but why doesn’t YouTube have a better mechanism for immunising known target accounts against vexatious complaints?
By tigtog on May 19, 2013
How to undermine your own Women In Secularism conference: spend most of your opening speech scolding feminists for Doin It Rong, because why not encourage the already hyper-active flying monkeys to fling more crap at secular women?
By tigtog on May 15, 2013
Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I’m a big fan of the Cumberbatch, and I thoroughly enjoyed his performance as the villain in the latest Star Trek movie so long as I could forget his character’s name:
By tigtog on May 14, 2013
Since the topic of these media-circus posts is just a discussion-starter, don’t let it constrain your media analysis. Any sociopolitical issue currently making the news is on topic, as is highlighting egregious churnalism and those far too rare instances where the MSM rises above it.
By tigtog on May 13, 2013
Field and Game Australia’s Rod Drew said protesters should be investigated over the incident. He said it could be more than just a coincidence that the slaughter happened on the year that duck protesters had been sitting for firearm and game licence tests. He said the protesters could have shot the ducks ”to bring the [...]
By Orlando on May 8, 2013
From my friend Mel, an Aussie living in Philadelphia:
Adults who give children guns are as bad as adults who give children porn.