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By tigtog on May 21, 2013
By tigtog on May 20, 2013
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.
By tigtog on May 19, 2013
How to undermine your own Women In Secularism conference: spend most of your opening speech scolding feminists for Doin It Rong, because why not encourage the already hyper-active flying monkeys to fling more crap at secular women?
By tigtog on May 15, 2013
Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I’m a big fan of the Cumberbatch, and I thoroughly enjoyed his performance as the villain in the latest Star Trek movie so long as I could forget his character’s name:
By tigtog on May 15, 2013
How did a day that grew from West Virginian Mothers’ Work Days from 1858 onwards (where mothers worked together to improve their community), and Mothers’ Friendship Days from 1865 (to promote harmony between former opponents in the Civil War), become what we celebrate now as Mother’s Day?
See the difference that apostrophe position makes?
Posted in gender & feminism, language, relationships, social justice, work and family | Tagged activism/charity, blast from the past, consumerism, motherhood, trivialisation, workers rights, working mothers | 2 Responses
By tigtog on May 14, 2013
Since the topic of these media-circus posts is just a discussion-starter, don’t let it constrain your media analysis. Any sociopolitical issue currently making the news is on topic, as is highlighting egregious churnalism and those far too rare instances where the MSM rises above it.
By tigtog on May 13, 2013
Field and Game Australia’s Rod Drew said protesters should be investigated over the incident. He said it could be more than just a coincidence that the slaughter happened on the year that duck protesters had been sitting for firearm and game licence tests. He said the protesters could have shot the ducks ”to bring the [...]
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 Orlando on May 8, 2013
From my friend Mel, an Aussie living in Philadelphia:
Adults who give children guns are as bad as adults who give children porn.
By tigtog on May 2, 2013
Fiona Katauskas nails it.
By tigtog on May 1, 2013
the Member for Dawson said priority should be given to other drugs, particularly those that helped cancer patients and extended the lives of people who were sick.
“I simply don’t understand why this particular drug would find its way to the head of the queue before those drugs,” Mr Christensen told the Daily Mercury.
By tigtog on April 30, 2013
As usual, the topic of these media-circus posts is just a discussion-starter. Please discuss any sociopolitical issue currently making the news, or highlight egregious churnalism and those far too rare instances where the MSM rises above it.