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By Mindy on June 19, 2012
By tigtog on June 4, 2012
Nicole at Skepchick has links for how and when for this week in 2012. The Local Transit Times page on the Transit of Venus website reckons that for Sydney the details are as follows:
By Chally on June 3, 2012
Today, it is twenty years since since native title was first recognised in Australia and the doctrine of terra nullius was rejected by the High Court.
By Mindy on April 20, 2012
In 1967 an angry race official tried to stop Kathrine Switzer from running the Boston Marathon. He failed, she changed her society.
By tigtog on April 18, 2012
Roseanne Barr on Ann and Mitt Romney and the Mommy Wars: “why bring out this fake issue again now? Could it be to divert the conversation from the continued restrictions being placed on women’s reproductive rights and make us forget that both parties are socialists for their own causes…?” – and Daily Beast puts this righteous rant from a woman who is running for POTUS in the Entertainment section.
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By blue milk on April 7, 2012
What modern mother hasn’t cringed at the pink and passive fairy tale princesses served up to her impressionable girl? The Disney versions of Snow White and Cinderella, Belle and Rapunzel are heroines of such vapid foolishness one wonders how they survived into the 21st century. The answer is that they are rooted in a tenacious [...]
By Lauredhel on March 31, 2012
“Working with college students, I often recall myself as a sophomore at Barnard College in 1966. I wanted nothing to do with women’s movements or women’s history. When my advisor, Annette Baxter, suggested that I enroll in her course on U.S. women’s history, I had the nerve to reply that I would rather study “real” history.”
In 1-3 paragraphs, how would you have responded to the young Ms Freedman, and to women like her?
By Mindy on March 30, 2012
Emmy Noether – the greatest mathematician you have probably never heard of.
By blue milk on March 25, 2012
Dr Maya Angelou has changed autobiographical writing forever for all women, but especially for black women. I cannot tell you how much I love Dr Angelou’s poem, Still I Rise and there is something so special about hearing her recite the poem herself rather than reading it – you really get a sense of how [...]
By blue milk on March 13, 2012
For the people who don’t believe sexism still exists this tumblr, A Thousand Reasons is great.. and here’s the story behind it.
By blue milk on March 13, 2012
An iconic image showing Aboriginal rights activist, Gary Foley with a placard reading, “Pardon me for being born into a nation of racists”. It was part of a protest against the South African Springboks rugby tour of Australia in 1971 during apartheid.
By tigtog on February 22, 2012
Which sort of tech actually makes the most daily difference to the largest number of people?
By tigtog on February 13, 2012
It was the 203rd anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth yesterday. Here, have a few of my favourite Darwin pics/posters/macros.
By Emily Manuel on January 26, 2012
Today is the second Australia Day since I moved to the United States. One of the most surprising things for me to experience out of Australia was people saying–even in the American South!–Australia’s really racist, isn’t it? And personally, I hate that. I hate that there is such a strong implicit idea of who an Australian “is,” and how racist and dependent on assimilation that is. I hate the way that is enforced with violence and ugly rhetoric, and I hate the policies that our country mobilises against Aboriginal communities and refugees.
And yet. For all that I hate what Australia Day represents, I am more homesick than usual today.