I wonder if Mr Harvey thought through the consequences of highlighting to his customers on every news site just how much better deals are online.
A combination of financial strain, families spending more time together, and increased alcohol consumption contribute to the rise in figures. It is timely then, that this month NSW Minister for Women Jodi McKay launched a new website to offer information and practical support to victims of domestic violence and their supporters.
“highly educated women should quit their jobs in order to guide and “sculpt” their husbands to professional triumphs” – I don’t have a subscription to Madison magazine so I can only assume that it is real, not a tongue in cheek article. I’d love someone to prove me wrong – about the article that is. I don’t think I’m wrong in thinking this is a bad idea.
Isn’t it interesting, that in this particular instance, the blame seems to be directed at the person who is distributing these photos when they shouldn’t be, rather than at the people who actually posed for the photograph? There are no platitudes about how careful men need to be, or about how they need to be educated about the consequences of their actions.
There is a media article out today accusing our PM of “sucking up to Americans” (i.e. Oprah) instead of helping Julian Assange*. Just so we are clear – Julian Assange is entitled to consular assistance while overseas, which I believe he has been receiving. Consular assistance is not and never has been provided in person by the Prime Minister of… Read more →
(Trailer for the documentary: Who does she think she is? More information available at the website).
Looks like Selleys doesn’t want women to buy its products.
Part of this month’s Blast from the Past reposting program: originally published January 4, 2006. This post notes the ongoing pattern of research around abortion being distorted and misrepresented.
A microbe has been discovered in a remote Californian lake that can survive without phosphorus, capable of substituting arsenic into that slot in its biochemistry instead.
via Peta in comments ABC radio in Canberra has been asking listeners to nominate their top ten Australian songs. This is the list they came up with. 10. It’s Because I Love You (Masters’ Apprentices) 9. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Eric Bogle) 8. The Real Thing (Russell Morris) 7. I Was Only 19 (Redgum) 6. Evie Parts 1… Read more →
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Rusbridger examines the common comparison made between the digital publishing revolution and the Gutenberg press publishing revolution in terms of rewriting the landscape for the dissemination of information, analysis and opinion, and concludes that the digital publishing revolution is a far more profound change to our intellectual landscape because…
Quick fact about women in the news: apparently, women feature in only about a fifth of the world’s news headlines and just ten percent of all news stories. (My guess is that if you took celebrities out of the media monitoring survey you could probably halve that number again for how often women make the news).
And when women finally make the news in what capacity do we make it?
These ads not only market toys to children but it also promotes and encourages gender specific values that are very limiting to boys and girls in different ways. The values and skills promoted in these commercials can play a critical role in the socalization of youth and their development of emotional expression, conflict resolution, the confidence to pursue various careers and the ability to maintain healthy relationships as adults.