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By tigtog on December 3, 2010
This is a repost: first published March 30, 2006 as Hepburn and Mephistopheles (before I’d got into the Friday Hoyden habit). I’ve taken this opportunity to correct my original misspelling of her given name, and I’m very happy that the website I snarked on then still exists for you to … enjoy.
Posted in culture wars, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, work and family | Tagged anti-feminist, celebrity, drawing a long bow, femininity, gendered roles, hoydens, katharine hepburn, obituary, SIKAW | 4 Responses
By Mary on December 2, 2010
Ethics classes in special religious education time (SRE) are almost certainly going ahead in NSW, in 2011 at least. What do you think? If you have a child will you or would you have them attend the ethics option in SRE time? Will you or would you volunteer to be an instructor?
By tigtog on December 1, 2010
This is a repost: originally published in December 2005 at my original tigtogblog (later imported here to HaT) – I’d only been blogging for a few months.
By tigtog on November 30, 2010
He’s at it again: Faithless are coarse, uncaring and without purpose, says Cardinal Pell. Most of it’s typical tosh. We’re all utterly miserable hedonists, apparently. He even goes Godwin on us:
By tigtog on November 29, 2010
By tigtog on November 25, 2010
I have no words.
By tigtog on November 25, 2010
After the umpteenth email over the last few months that uses almost exactly the same words, I have written An Open Letter to US College Students over at FF101.
By tigtog on November 22, 2010
Despite some of the reports out there in tabloid land about the Pope “ending the ban on condom use” he actually has done no such thing.
By tigtog on November 21, 2010
A USAmerican couple have put up a website asking the Internet whether they should choose to complete her pregnancy or terminate it. Of course it’s a pro-life/anti-choice stunt,
By tigtog on November 17, 2010
This settlement allows the government to kick the formal inquiry about government complicity in maltreatment of Guantanamo Bay detainees to a judicial review, of which the most obvious benefit is that secret papers from the intelligence services will not be subpoenaed to be presented in an open court.
By Beppie on November 15, 2010
Post made sticky on the front page because the march is this weekend!
Posted in culture wars, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, Life, social justice | Tagged activism/charity, blogmeet, hoyden meetup, marriage equality, rally, sexuality and health, social change, trans* | 9 Responses
By tigtog on November 12, 2010
About time that we had more accountability and transparency about our treatment of asylum seekers who are processed offshore; successive governments have been keeping them conveniently out of voters’ sight for far too long now, which allows all sorts of wild claims to be made about these mythical beings.
Of course, some voters prefer it that way, but I don’t think much of those voters’ worldview on good citizenship.
By tigtog on November 10, 2010
Do you think he’s about to discuss female physiology here? Call me a cynical spotter-of-pseudo-evospych-from-a-mile-off, but I don’t.
By tigtog on November 9, 2010
Following major publicity over Charlie Sheen’s latest hospitalisation following yet another “meltdown” that resulted in a cowering woman, the ratings for his craptacular sausage-com have gone up.