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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.
By tigtog on May 2, 2013
Fiona Katauskas nails it.
By tigtog on May 1, 2013
the Member for Dawson said priority should be given to other drugs, particularly those that helped cancer patients and extended the lives of people who were sick.
“I simply don’t understand why this particular drug would find its way to the head of the queue before those drugs,” Mr Christensen told the Daily Mercury.
By tigtog on April 30, 2013
As usual, the topic of these media-circus posts is just a discussion-starter. Please discuss any sociopolitical issue currently making the news, or highlight egregious churnalism and those far too rare instances where the MSM rises above it.
By tigtog on April 27, 2013
Do you want your airline encouraging strangers to use their inflight “entertainment” system to send their fellow passengers unsolicited gifts of drinks or food (with all the accompanying expectations) in a metal cage high in the air from which there is no way out?
By tigtog on April 9, 2013
I despised everything Margaret Thatcher stood for and used her power to achieve, but I’m finding some of the gleefully vindictive misogynistic epithets being chucked around by purported progressives is acting exactly as such micro-agressions are meant to act – I feel a chilly climate surrounding my participation in public discussion as a woman. As [...]
If you don’t want to be shamed in public, don’t create a hostile work environment in public. #ISupportAdria
By tigtog on March 27, 2013
A nugget of awesome from SKM on the Shakesville post Adria Richards Does Belong at Tech Conferences.
By tigtog on March 21, 2013
So the formal Government apology from PM Gillard is about to happen. I just wanted to note an important social justice moment.
P.S. the Welcome to Country and opening speech reminding everybody of the particular example of the Stolen Generations is an important note on which to start.
By tigtog on March 19, 2013
Don’t have time to delve deep on uber-atheist Richard Dawkins tweeting on the ethics of abortion with no reference at all to the person in whose womb the pregnancy would be happening, thought I’d let you at it.