Seriously. So, apparently all the men of Australia deserve cookies, becuase they all inevitably become feminists (every last one of them!) when they have daughters (of course, it would be ridiculous to suggest that a man support women’s rights just because it’s the right thing to do). But women of Australia: no biscuit! After all, you can’t expect anyone to… Read more →
Joss, Joss, Joss, don’t be such a big giant douche. Here is Joss Whedon accepting the Bradbury Award for screenwriting (part of the Nebula Awards): Note that in this set of Nebulas, the women dominated. Top honours were won by women in the Best Novel, Best Novella, Best Short Story, Solstice Award (for significant impact on the SF field), SFWA… Read more →
I only just caught her fabulous turn as Vera Charles a couple of days ago in the movie Mame! and thought to myself “what a great hoyden”, and today I heard the news that she has died, aged 86.
I have little to add to these quoted comments below from Paul Norton’s Anzac Day post at LP, which focuses on the militaristic myth side of Anzac Day. As usual, there are some illiterates objecting to the use of the word “myth” as if the word means “untrue in its entirety”. The usage of “myth” when discussing recent history always, of course, nearly always refers to the meanings 2b and 2c below:
Once upon a time, when I was a wee undergraduate*, I did not like the fact that my university had a Women’s Room. You see, I considered myself a feminist, and the idea of a Women’s Room — a few square metres of space within the huge grounds of the university campus, given only to the use of women, when… Read more →
The Sydney Comedy Festival starts soon and runs for 3 weeks (27th April – 17th May). I’m thinking that I’d like to have a weekly group outing to catch 2 shows in a night and have some food/drink/chat before/between/afterwards. My thoughts are to concentrate on some of the less famous acts rather than the big names, although if people were… Read more →
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What would you call it when a step-father repeatedly rapes a girl, starting when she’s 13, and this goes on for three years before he’s caught? Rape? Sexual assault? Molestation? Pedophilia? Sexual abuse? Child abuse? Not according to Andrew Korner of the Queensland Times. Today the QT described the constant rapes thus: …sex with step-daughter … …maintained a sexual relationship… Read more →
As Aussies probably know, folks on a boat were rescued by the Navy up off Ashmore Reef this week, after their boat caught fire. The origin of the fire is a matter of some dispute. The Liberal (conservative) Premier of WA, Colin Barnett, immediately said that the asylum seekers deliberately doused it in petrol set it on fire in order… Read more →
This orphaned Exmoor otter cub has a wee furry friend. [Via the Telegraph, more on the story here.] Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a great book? Anything in the news that you’d like to… Read more →
You can download the full video of Amber McArthur’s keynote here, but I’ve picked out the part of interest to me, because it is right at the end.
Why is it of interest? It’s a chap from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in this video called only “John”, quietly panicking about the organisation’s latest public relations disaster: Jay Gordon’s April Fool press release stating that the AAP would no longer accept sponsorship from infant formula companies.
A Netherlands study showing that midwife-assisted homebirths are at least as safe for low-risk mothers as midwife-led hospital deliveries and Did you know that defence lawyers in NSW and other Australian states can subpoena counsellor records of rape victims on behalf of the alleged rapist? Without the victim’s knowledge?
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I’m not normally a big fan of April Fools jokes, since most seem to be about the pointless taunting of individuals for being “gullible”. For this one, though, I’m making an exception. Because I love a delicious defamation-allegation hijinks story, don’t you? On April First, Dr Jay Gordon released a fake press release “from” the American Academy of Pediatrics, “announcing”… Read more →