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~attributed to Lord Northcliffe
By Orlando on March 7, 2013
Seen & Heard is a three-night festival of films made to celebrate women’s voices.
7pm Thursday the 7th, 14th and 21st March
Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney
Proceeds go to Life Force Cancer Foundation.
By Orlando on March 4, 2013
This year’s Pamela Denoon Lecture at the ANU in Canberra will be given by Clementine Ford on the topic “Misogyny, Power and the Media”.
6:30pm, Wednesday 6 March, free and open to the public.
By blue milk on March 2, 2013
Prime Minister Gillard’s looks would be irrelevant except that everything about her, including her appearance, has been represented in the media in such an incredibly hostile manner that you’ll be genuinely taken aback when you meet her. And it’s depressing, as a woman, to see this for yourself – the contrast between the Prime Minister as she appears, in person, and how you think she looks based on her appearance in the media.
By tigtog on February 25, 2013
What’s piqued your media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats for any current sociopolitical reportage on legacy/new media.
By Mindy on February 19, 2013
Fat bellies and men’s health. Does correlation really equal causation?
By blue milk on February 17, 2013
Jane Caro has just written a rather charming article, “Over-mothered? No, over mothering” for the Sydney Morning Herald. For birthdays, I bought two packs of 12 lamington fingers and stuck a candle in each one. They served a whole class. I was very bad at any sort of preparation. I only once helped a daughter [...]
By tigtog on February 12, 2013
Well, all sorts of things are going to fly under the media’s radar this week, aren’t they? What else has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.
By Mindy on February 7, 2013
I don’t feel fat. I am fat. So what?
By tigtog on January 30, 2013
A Federal election in September, violence in Egypt and Syria, Obama proposes immigration reforms and appoints John Kerry his new Secretary of State, deaths and damage are being tallied in Tasmanian/Victorian fires and Queensland floods. What has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.
By tigtog on January 22, 2013
What has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.
By blue milk on January 18, 2013
This article in The Atlantic by Phoebe Maltz Bovy, “The ethical implications of parents writing about their children” is incredibly unforgiving of mother writers and bloggers. She sets the benchmark very low for the test of appropriateness with writing and it’s anything that may embarrass your children when they’re older. My god, I think the [...]
By tigtog on January 11, 2013
Eva Cox in The Conversation: Tony Abbott: a confused, conservative sexist, but not a misogynist.
Milanda Rout in The Australian (paywalled): Feminist insists Abbott no misogynist.
By Mindy on January 10, 2013
What is a reasonable expectation if you have invited someone over to watch a movie?