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Those times we all hope will never happen, but they do
By Guest Hoyden on April 24, 2012
Here be SPOILERS!!!
I’m interested in addressing it as an instance of popular culture that again has kids tearing through books, hungry for more, at the controversy and ‘moral panic’ that it seems to be creating, and in looking at the elements of what, for me, made it something out of the league of the ‘Twilights’ of the world.
Posted in arts & entertainment, crisis, ethics & philosophy, relationships, violence | Tagged books & writing, female-centred fiction, film adaptations, moral panics, oppression, rebellion | 22 Responses
By tigtog on April 23, 2012
Speculation abounds as to whether the Gillard minority government will have the numbers on the House floor to pass the Budget on May 8 without Peter Slipper’s vote, especially since Andrew Wilkie remains rather miffed.
By blue milk on March 25, 2012
Dr Maya Angelou has changed autobiographical writing forever for all women, but especially for black women. I cannot tell you how much I love Dr Angelou’s poem, Still I Rise and there is something so special about hearing her recite the poem herself rather than reading it – you really get a sense of how [...]
By Mindy on March 14, 2012
Quick Hit: Grace Fallen Photography
By Mindy on March 7, 2012
Sobering thoughts on the eve of International Women’s Day. Trigger warning for descriptions of violence against women and children.
Posted in crisis, Culture, gender & feminism, Life, social justice, violence | Tagged domestic violence, IWD, sexual violence, violence against children, violence against women and girls | 3 Responses
By Mindy on March 4, 2012
First year of school fun. Not.
By Orlando on February 28, 2012
For Hoydens within travelling distance of Canberra, this year’s Pamela Denoon lecture will be given on International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March), at the ANU, on on “Sex, Women and the 21st Century in Papua New Guinea”.
By Mindy on January 8, 2012
Diet promoter suggests grading students based on their BMI.
By tigtog on December 12, 2011
Delegates agreed to start work next year on a new legally binding treaty to cut greenhouse gases to be decided by 2015 and to come into force by 2020.
By Beppie on November 22, 2011
It’s been almost a month since Allie Brosh posted this at her blog Hyperbole and a Half, but I only just saw it: Adventures in Depression. I know I can definitely relate to this, and I have the feeling that I’m not the only one. Related posts: Blogging Against Disablism Day – link round up [...]
By Mary on November 18, 2011
Anyone concerned about family members at the Quakers Hill Nursing Home can call 1800 227 228 for information.
From latest bulletins it seems a fire alarm sounded at about 5am and despite fast firefighting response (6 minutes according to the radio) the fire had become massive. As of the 8:30am bulletins police are advising that 9 people have died and that 20 more people are being treated for burns injuries.
By tigtog on October 27, 2011
…because life would have been much easier these last 2 weeks if we’d thought to make sure these things were done a few months ago:
By tigtog on September 6, 2011
When one particular question on an exam paper is literally incomprehensible for the whole class when they compare notes afterwards – not just one or two students, but every single one of them agreed that they had no idea what the jargon used in the question even meant – is it the students’ problem that nobody understands the question, or is it the teacher’s problem that nobody understood the question?
By tigtog on September 1, 2011
FIX MY INTERNET YOU USELESS BASTARDS. (posted using my portable wifi from another carrier, which only works with my netbook, which I now may have to use for the whole day UNTIL YOU FIX MY BROADBAND) Related posts: The blazing FAIL of a thousand suns Tech Tip: is your domestic WiFi secured? Data roaming bill [...]