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Those times we all hope will never happen, but they do
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?
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.