She recently popped up on my radar again as one of the principal characters in the British hit comedy Gavin & Stacey (playing Stacey’s best friend Nessa), but it wasn’t until I researched her for this post that I realised she’s actually a co-writer/creator of the show.
This is not just sloppy, it’s highly insensitive to the Fletcher family who know very well that Elliott is not just “allegedly” dead. Does the Brisbane Times not employ sub-editors any more?
[cross-posted to Shakesville] Hey everyone, I’m Napalmnacey. I’ve blogged for years informally at my LJ, logansrogue, and now I’m contributing at Hoyden! I’m an artist, musician and singer, and I’m working on my first novel. I write and draw comics and I am a die-hard Doctor Who fangirl. I’m into Ancient Egypt and other ancient civilisations and mythology from different… Read more →
I now have a few extra places I want to see that I’ve added to my bucket list.
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Despite February being a short month, Fuckpoliteness has a huge and FABULOUS Down Under Feminists Carnival up! This is our 22nd carnival and still going strong. Go and check out what local feminists have had to say about Tony Abbott, Muslim feminism, reproductive justice, blended families, child support, living with mental illness, education for disabled students, gender norms, arsevertising, the… Read more →
The West Australian today reports that the WA government may become the first State government to publicly acknowledge and fully apologise to all mothers and children forced into adoptions, and harmed by illegal adoption practices. For decades in the mid twentieth century, State hospital and welfare systems engaged in abusive adoption practices, including getting unmarried women to sign relinquishment papers… Read more →
The media narrative over the last few days has been remarkably replete with Abbott the Adventurer articles and astonishingly bare of Lost In The Political Wilderness articles. Why is that, I wonder?
The irony within his own essay, which instead of simply engaging with Greer’s ideas includes gratuitous slams at her personal appearance, slams based on Greer eschewing these allegedly essential feminine fripperies, eludes him. Why, how could people like him mocking women who fail to delight his eye with fripperies possibly have anything to do with women’s “inherent” desire for fripperies?
So that you won’t ever have to find out one day that they have written something like this to a movie studio.
The photo of a young Lara Bingle which has apparently been doing the rounds of the cricket and AFL players for some time now has been published in the Woman’s Day magazine. Woman’s Day say they did not pay for the image. If you haven’t seen it, it is a head and shoulders shot of Lara with her arm covering… Read more →
I have enjoyed the Canadian sense of whimsy evident for the big events. Who else would finish a show with giant inflatable beavers?
Negative stereotypes about feminists abound in the media. And in response several times a year another article written by a feminist comes out worrying about the damage done by the deliberate misrepresentation of feminism. I worry too. Women won’t want to be feminists, let alone understand the cause, if the name is too scary for them. But this refreshingly optimistic… Read more →
Why the glamorous hair and make-up? Why not a more realistic neat/tidy small town look? All I will be thinking is “why is she working in that laundromat instead of trying to be a Hollywood actress?” when of course the answer is that the real woman is indeed trying to be a Hollywood actress, and the director/producers have, for some reason, chosen to highlight this Tinseltown glamour instead of costuming their female characters as typical inhabitants of a small town.