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By Orlando on June 28, 2013
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light!
I have seen this poem reproduced twice on merchandise, attributed to two different male poets.
By Orlando on June 19, 2013
On a whim, I just followed one of the “Related Posts” links at the bottom of today’s Quick Hit from Mindy, and found my way to her earlier link to a post at The Hairpin about a book of poems by Alice Duer Miller, published in 1915.
By Orlando on June 7, 2013
Three days ago marked 100 years since the day Emily Wilding Davison, carrying out a suffragist political protest, was trampled by racehorses at the Epsom Derby and later died. I always heard it told as “threw herself under the King’s horse”, but informed discussion around the incident suggests that I shouldn’t make such a simple, firm statement about what happened. What we must not forget is how brutal the response was to all forms of activism by women demanding something as basic as the vote.
By tigtog on May 20, 2013
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.
By Orlando on May 14, 2013
I thought it would be fun to share my list of things I have noticed Shakespeare does repeatedly, and ask if you have any others.
By Mindy on March 22, 2013
Challenge Completed: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013
By Mindy on March 6, 2013
Mum Shirl is the autobiography of Shirly Smith an Aboriginal activist and social worker. Just one of the books I am reading for #AWW2013.
By tigtog on March 1, 2013
Feminism that prioritises popularity over its own integrity will necessarily fail, as it is bound to reproduce the very problems it is fighting against.
By tigtog on February 15, 2013
Datum the First: On April 8, 2007 Tim O’Reilly wrote a Draft Blogger’s Code Of Conduct …In the nearly seven years since, many similar initiatives have been proposed.
By Mindy on February 13, 2013
Link round up for the 5th Anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generation [edited ~M]
By tigtog on February 12, 2013
Charles Darwin was born 204 years ago today, and the International Darwin Day Foundation uses February 12th each year to celebrate Darwin, Science and Humanity. In November it will be 154 years since the publication of his paradigm-shattering work, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
By Orlando on February 8, 2013
Two of the most influential figures in modern aesthetics spent decades as footnotes to the biographies of their husbands. Margaret MacDonald, wife of Charles Rennie Macintosh, and Marion Mahony, wife of Walter Burley Griffin, have in recent times begun to be acknowledged as the great artists they were.
By Orlando on January 26, 2013
Wesley Enoch, Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company, and always a wise voice from the Aboriginal community, wrote this about the significance of what we have chosen to commemorate today. I found it both insightful and moving, and (with his permission) wanted to share it: