By In A Strange Land: When our daughters chose to opt out of the god-botherers preaching about sky fairies (Miss Ten’s words, not mine) at school, just before Easter, they were sent to pick up litter in the school grounds instead. This is on my mind, because my kid came home from State school with this today: Share this post?… Read more →
These links strike me as topical given the response to the Queensland sex education website: quite a few of us hated the look of the site. But are we looking at it through old media eyes?
Work? I iz on top of it And this runner-up, I relate to: CLEANING: it’s harder than it looks Share this post? Related posts: Thursday Cheezburger, and monthly Delurking Day – come and say hi Thursday Cheezburger, and Delurking Day Thursday Cheezburger and Delurking Day Thursday Cheezburger, and Delurking Day
Ostrich parents in Queensland are said to be up in arms today about a sex education website aimed at Grade 7 students. The site, thehormonefactory.com (warning:website sound), contains a selection of pubertal anatomy and physiology, basic sex information, talk about body image and bullying, information on children’s rights, and info on protective behaviours both on and off line. The Australian… Read more →
This guest post is by Sarah Parker, who blogs at Saucy Sisters. * Perth’s longest running Feminist Convention, Gynaecon, is running this weekend! * Panel Discussion on Strong Female Characters in the Whedonverse and Whoverse * Discussion on the new Norma K Hemming Award for Feminist Art/Literature * Worldcon and Gender Representation Round Table Discussion * Guerrilla programming – come… Read more →
Girls Red Comics – And They’re Pissed! has a new post up! Check out Needs More Glitter, by Karen Healey. She is responding to this article, “Marvel Debuts Female Apparel and Cosmetics“. Karen writes: Anyway, I’m back, lured by the tantalizing scents of bad copy and casual sexism. Check this out: Marvel’s selling stuff to women now! Women!stuff! Only not… Read more →
Most disability logos just consist of the usual stick-figure-in-the-wheelchair logo, or a derivation thereof. After spotting this logo for No Barriers No Borders, I went looking for others. And I got to thinking about the representations of disabled bodies in logos. I set aside those images dealing with sport, and those not including any representation of a PWD’s whole body…. Read more →
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I must apologise for slacking off on the Whoydensday posts recently — I have been much consumed with trying to find a new place to live, a dodgy home internet connection, and trying to get some small amount of uni work done on top of that, but Tigtog reminded me that the trailer for the Easter special, Planet of the… Read more →
Spotted at The West. I believe the ad content rotates, so here’s a screenshot. [description is below the cut] There are many examples of serendipitously humorous or offensive ad placements. Many are probably difficult (though not impossible) to avoid in the general course of things, being third party ads, but this one isn’t a third-party ad. Should advertisers consider context… Read more →
The Brisbane Times ran this story today, bylined Amelia Bentley. Trigger warnings for sexual violence. I’ve taken the liberty of correcting some of the victim-blaming language. Pimp paid child prostitute in chicken nuggets Share this post? Related posts: The Judge Files: It’s not sex genital piercing, it’s rape Rape myths, rape myth acceptance, and community perceptions of victims of sexual… Read more →
[Spoilers for season 5 Desperate Housewives, through episode 18] There has been some absolutely abysmal fat politics on Desperate Housewives this season, mostly centring around Juanita Solis (Gabby’s daughter) – see Random Babble for more – and on Gabby’s crash dieting when they suddenly found out that her husband Carlos may be suitable for surgery to cure his blindness. I’m… Read more →
Just spotted on Zooborns: these Asian small-clawed river otter twins, born at Seaworld San Diego. 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 discuss? Commiserations, felicitations,… Read more →
AKA How the addition of a single word results in a headline that doesn’t provoke the Laura Norder crowd to clutch their pearls.
Assuming, of course, that one doesn’t want to confect a controversy via a plausibly deniable misrepresentation.