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By Helen on October 1, 2010
No, I’m not dead, and no, the Grog’s Gamut fiasco hasn’t made me give up blogging about the patriarchy and the rest of the kyriarchy in favour of talking about shoes. Life has thrown more work at me lately than I can cope with, and I’m going around with my head bulging with posts I [...]
By Mindy on October 1, 2010
I’m not sure why, but Sesame Street have made a True Blood parody called True Mud. And here it is. Enjoy. And is this too much cleavage for Sesame Street? They thought so, what do you think? Have an enjoyable and safe long weekend (where it is a long weekend) and don’t forget double demerit [...]
By Mary on September 28, 2010
Last year residents of St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney formed a Facebook page that described itself as “pro-rape, anti-consent”. What ended up being changed in response?
By Mary on September 27, 2010
James Massola’s outing of Grog’s Gamut‘s legal name and position in The Australian is an example of silencing of the less powerful: anyone who will not or cannot expose all of their words present and past, their name, their face, their body, their clothes, their family to mass scrutiny is being denied the ability to have political influence.
By Jo Tamar on September 26, 2010
If, like me, you are interested in seeing more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories, you will be delighted to hear that the Belvoir Street Theatre’s collaboration with Big hARTto produce Namatjira has resulted in the best play I’ve seen for a long, long time.
By tigtog on September 23, 2010
Wired.com takes a peek at the new look/new features that will be rolled out across the network over the next day or so. If you can see the changes on your homepage already, what do you think?
This seems like a good general opportunity for readers to let other readers know that they tweet and where they can find each other. So drop a link to your tweetstream, or go forth and follow!
By blue milk on September 22, 2010
This woman was 14 years old when her own daughter was born. She is 27 years old now.
Her daughter is 13 years old and has been sexually assaulted by her grandfather. (It is quite possible that the grandfather is also this woman’s father – you can’t tell from the limited information available).
It is a pretty safe bet that this woman has been through a lot recently.
By tigtog on September 22, 2010
All those stars reminded me – it’s nearly September equinox time (it’s becoming more common to no longer refer to vernal/autumnal equinoxes or summer/winter solstices because it gives the wrong impression that it’s the same season simultaneously around the world). The equinox falls on tomorrow, September 23rd at 1:09 pm Sydney time.
By tigtog on September 21, 2010
On this day after a detained asylum seeker threw himself off a detention centre roof to his death rather than be deported back to persecution in Fiji, this terrible yet fantastic post from Pamela Curr at the Drum should be required reading for all Australians with a social conscience:
By Guest Hoyden on September 17, 2010
Some Israeli women wield the teaspoon of civil disobedience and smuggle Palestinian women out of the West Bank for a day at the beach.
By tigtog on September 17, 2010
aka One More Time For The Clueless! “Free speech” has never meant that individuals or corporations are obliged to provide a forum for speech they find obnoxious on their own private property.
By tigtog on September 15, 2010
A narrative is determined as much by what is omitted as by what is included.