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Those times we all hope will never happen, but they do
By Orlando on May 9, 2013
From Destroy the Joint, a call for action at NSW state level: call upon the Attorney General Greg Smith to issue a direction to the NSW DPP under the Director of Public Prosecutions Act to ensure that no one is prosecuted solely for retracting an allegation of domestic or sexual violence without the approval of a senior lawyer within the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Update: Attorney-General Greg Smith has made a statement that he has no plans to revise the existing laws relating to this matter. Now is the time to up the pressure.
By tigtog on January 25, 2013
Well, that hurts.
By blue milk on January 18, 2013
This article in The Atlantic by Phoebe Maltz Bovy, “The ethical implications of parents writing about their children” is incredibly unforgiving of mother writers and bloggers. She sets the benchmark very low for the test of appropriateness with writing and it’s anything that may embarrass your children when they’re older. My god, I think the [...]
By tigtog on December 22, 2012
Ugh. The hypocrisy of calling for a national database of the mentally ill while decrying any suggestions for a national database of gun owners is breathtaking.
By tigtog on December 21, 2012
Of course The Doctor will save us – how else can we watch this year’s Xmas special? Or go and see The Hobbit on Boxing Day?
By tigtog on November 28, 2012
Times have changed. We’ve entrusted everything we have to a fundamentally broken system. The first step is to acknowledge that fact. The second is to fix it.
By tigtog on October 30, 2012
Like many folks with online friends in the North-East of the USA, I’ve been watching the weather reports with great big saucer eyes.
Keep safe, and if you feel like it, please drop a comment here telling us how you’re going.
By tigtog on October 12, 2012
A Handy Test for Reddit Users: Are You on the Internet Right Now?
By tigtog on September 13, 2012
You are not alone, and there is help out there. Feel free to talk here if you want to, but don’t feel compelled to share here if you’d rather be more private: please just find somebody you can trust to talk to.
By tigtog on August 15, 2012
Disgusted. As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis elsewhere, on any current sociopolitical issue.
By tigtog on July 21, 2012
Those who fight for the right of [anyone] to have as many people-killing weapons as they want share moral responsibility for what happened last night—as they will when it happens again. And it will happen again.
By blue milk on June 23, 2012
This is a great piece at The Atlantic by Anne-Marie Slaughter – long and jam-packed with excellent points; it is a sophisticated discussion of women’s lives and the problems we encounter balancing work and family.. and you almost never see a nuanced discussion like this in the public arena.
By Mindy on June 15, 2012
Guess what word gets you banned from participating in a debate on an abortion bill in Michigan.
By tigtog on April 30, 2012
Does anybody seriously think that the Labor caucus won’t wait until the results of next week’s Budget sessions before anyone decides to make a move? What next for the national soap opera?