Wildlife photographer Enrique Aguirre snapped this shot of a sea otter with a rusty videocam in Monterey Bay. [h/t to parissite] Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a great book? Anything in the news that… Read more →
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I don’t believe you’ve met my young friend Ace, an expert in calorification, incineration, carbonization, and inflammation.
-The Doctor, The Happiness Patrol
Dorothy McShane of Perivale, UK, better known as Ace, was the Doctor’s companion in Doctor Who from 1987 until the show’s cancellation in 1989. She was young. She was independent. She was tough. She was smart. She was a glorious feminist character.
Sorry all – supervising and exhorting a teen feeling horribly overwhelmed by Year 10 homework is currently consuming most of the time I would otherwise use for blogging. Just put a post up at FF101 though in response to a reader question: How is asking the question “Why are there no fat elves in Dungeons and Dragons?” offensive to feminists?… Read more →
I read this article in The West a little while ago, and it hit my bad-science peeve button. “Half of WA women drink throughout pregnancy“. This beat-up is certainly not alone in drawing conclusions that do not follow from the data, but it’s a particularly egregious example. The newspaper reports on a study that looked at data from the Western… Read more →
Update 16 Sep 2009: Last year’s $211 million figure for taxpayer-funded obstetric care, mostly of pregnancies and births that are or could have been normal, has blown out further to $298 million. [Via the Courier Mail.] ~~~ The Maternity Services Review is finally out. But you knew that, because last week the Australian Medical Association published a badly flawed paper… Read more →
This otter, courtesy of IRGlover on flickr, is begging for a caption. (For a simple captioning tool, try roflbot.) Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a great book? Anything in the news that you’d like… Read more →
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O, video editing software, how I love thee so! Actually, I have very little skill with video editing software, nor do I have the time to acquire such skills, but fortunately, there are plenty of people with an abundance of both, who are willing to put their efforts towards splicing episodes of Doctor Who, putting them to music, and sharing… Read more →
Emma_in_oz has identified as a feminist for fifteen years. (And as an SF fan, and as a medievalist, and as a fan of crafts, and…) Emma_in_oz is a single mother by choice – Pearl is nine months old. ~~~ I have a friend who says ‘being child-unfriendly is just the same as being women-unfriendly’. I used to agree, but now… Read more →
Have peer review committees just given up on actually including a statistician these days? or do the statisticians need to do more sociology classes?
An otter juggling pebbles. What more could you want on a Saturday morn? Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires, so long as it’s not the subject of an already active thread. (The bushfires are ——–> that way.) What’s on your mind? ~~~ Update: (for those following the Whedon subthread, direct links to… Read more →
I was rather taken today by the story of Jean Hirst. This 72-year-old woman was giving three teenage girls a lift after asking them directions to a theatre. One of the girls thought she saw an easy mark, grabbed Hirst’s handbag, and ran off. Not so fast, however. What she didn’t know was that Hirst wasn’t just a retired teacher,… Read more →