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The milieu through which we swim
By Guest Hoyden on December 22, 2010
Fear and bigotry exist for a reason, so I looked at their arguments a little more closely. And I amused to discover that, beneath the surface, the view that marriage-is-between-a-man-and-a-woman-and-a-man-and-a-woman-only can probably be made sense of by the work of a famously gay, leftie French philosopher. Michel Foucault.
In fact, when it came to the political logic underlying their arguments, Foucault and gay marriage opponents had a fair bit in common.
By tigtog on December 21, 2010
Telling people that they are Doin’ It Rong because they are doing it differently than people do it on the telly, or in books, or (Blob forbid) differently than you did it? Who made you the This Is How It Is police?
By Beppie on December 21, 2010
Isn’t it interesting, that in this particular instance, the blame seems to be directed at the person who is distributing these photos when they shouldn’t be, rather than at the people who actually posed for the photograph? There are no platitudes about how careful men need to be, or about how they need to be educated about the consequences of their actions.
By tigtog on December 20, 2010
via the marvellous Karen Healey at Attention Rebellious Jezebels, news of the December Lights Project, promising “Short stories to light up the winter season…”:
By blue milk on December 18, 2010
Bugs me to think that our children are introduced to sexual objectification so young by watching it happen to us. But on a positive note, how fantastic is this kid? Here is an interview with Astronomical Kid. (Do not read the comments on that article, by the way). “I didn’t like the way people were […]
By Mindy on December 16, 2010
There is a media article out today accusing our PM of “sucking up to Americans” (i.e. Oprah) instead of helping Julian Assange*. Just so we are clear – Julian Assange is entitled to consular assistance while overseas, which I believe he has been receiving. Consular assistance is not and never has been provided in person […]
By tigtog on December 16, 2010
I simply can’t process this very well. Those poor, poor people.
By tigtog on December 13, 2010
Part of this month’s Blast from the Past reposting program: originally published 2006/02/28. This is just a bit of silliness.
Apparently, even before his birth, my nickname not only broke all the rules of tig but my very existence as a tigtog supports the exploitation of Elijah Wood’s trusting nature.
By blue milk on December 12, 2010
(Trailer for the documentary: Who does she think she is? More information available at the website).
By Jo Tamar on December 12, 2010
Looks like Selleys doesn’t want women to buy its products.
By tigtog on December 10, 2010
This is a repost: first published April 5, 2006 as Best. Hoyden. Evah. (before I’d got into the Friday Hoyden habit). I’m not sure I’d still call her best evah, but she definitely remains a SIKAW.
Skate-Kourier thrasher teen superbus. (***Spoiler Free***)
By Mindy on December 6, 2010
One of my favourite bits of cracking open a new book is being swept up in the story and carried along on an enjoyable ride to the end. Sometimes there are hiccups and it can be hard to get into, or get back into but generally, being a fairly easy to please reader, I go […]
By tigtog on December 6, 2010
Part of this month’s Blast from the Past reposting program: originally published January 4, 2006. This post notes the ongoing pattern of research around abortion being distorted and misrepresented.