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those who do not know are doomed to repeat etc, besides it’s fascinating
By tigtog on July 29, 2013
It’s become unfashionable to talk about The System as a mechanism for oppression, but let’s ask ourselves the ever-relevant question made famous by Cicero: cui bono?
By tigtog on July 7, 2013
I plan to head into town tomorrow for NAIDOC in the City in Hyde Park – the forecast is for a beautiful sunny day, so it should be especially joyous.
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.