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By tigtog on December 22, 2010
Only just catching up on the current online activism taking place using the #MooreandMe hashtag on Twitter? Not quite sure what it’s all about? Hoyden commentor Meg Thornton has put together a huge #MooreandMe link collection: Source Materials, Sady Doyle’s activism, Rape Apologism 101 Stuff, Comment & Opinion, Places to Send Donations and more.
By Guest Hoyden on December 22, 2010
Fear and bigotry exist for a reason, so I looked at their arguments a little more closely. And I amused to discover that, beneath the surface, the view that marriage-is-between-a-man-and-a-woman-and-a-man-and-a-woman-only can probably be made sense of by the work of a famously gay, leftie French philosopher. Michel Foucault.
In fact, when it came to the political logic underlying their arguments, Foucault and gay marriage opponents had a fair bit in common.
By tigtog on December 21, 2010
Telling people that they are Doin’ It Rong because they are doing it differently than people do it on the telly, or in books, or (Blob forbid) differently than you did it? Who made you the This Is How It Is police?
By tigtog on December 16, 2010
I simply can’t process this very well. Those poor, poor people.
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,