- Comments Policy
The milieu through which we swim
By tigtog on January 19, 2012
…my objection to anti-black racism being used as a rhetorical device by those who will never face it, is that black people engage in tons of behaviours to make white people feel safer. We do this all the damn time. We make accommodations in speech, behaviour, dress, mannerism, conversation topic – a wide diversity of adjustments that we make in the presence of our white friends [...] I don’t appreciate being deputized into your anti-feminist screed in this way.
By blue milk on January 18, 2012
This is brand new father and mega-famous rapper, Jay-Z: Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich/ I didn’t think hard about using the word bitch/I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it/Now with my daughter in this world I curse those that give it. No man will […]
The reading iceberg: promoting ‘serious’ male narratives over ‘trivial’ female narratives starts at school
By tigtog on January 17, 2012
It took me years to realise that I had been educated to privilege men’s writing over women’s. Like a lot of girls educated in the ’70s and ’80s, I grew up reading a canon of ‘great literature’ written by men (and, primarily, for men) … At school we read almost exclusively male writers … our one woman author was Jane Austen.
By Jo Tamar on January 17, 2012
Jo Tamar’s fourth review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung.
Posted in arts & entertainment, Culture, gender & feminism | Tagged australian women writers challenge, books & writing, class, literature, race & racism, sexism, women authors, women's writing | 1 Response
By tigtog on January 17, 2012
How long do you have to wait for a measly 250,000 votes on FB before you realise the target market just isn’t interested enough in whether your animated mascot ‘lives’ or ‘dies’? The intensely irritating ad is building an aversion response within this consumer which is likely to last for years, and I’m far from the only one. Well done, expensive social media marketing ‘experts’!
By Lauredhel on January 16, 2012
If you’re having fun with the Australian Women Writers Challenge and you’d like to join the AWWC Hoydens, why not guest post your reviews here?
By Jo Tamar on January 16, 2012
Jo Tamar’s third review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – We of the Never Never by Mrs Aeneas Gunn.
By Jo Tamar on January 15, 2012
Jo Tamar’s second review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – Cargo by Jessica Au.
By Jo Tamar on January 14, 2012
Jo Tamar’s first review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – Carpentaria by Alexis Wright.
Posted in arts & entertainment, Culture, gender & feminism, indigenous | Tagged australian women writers challenge, books & writing, indigenous, literature, women authors, women's writing | 1 Response
By Mary on January 13, 2012
There’s something about women cricketers… they just can’t confine themselves to one sport, dammit!
By tigtog on January 12, 2012
It is hard that they can voice their opinions but I am not allowed to voice my opinion. says Margaret Court, freely sharing her opinion on the pages of The Australian.
By Mindy on January 12, 2012
Who are you calling feminist?