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By tigtog on November 3, 2010
UPDATE: OK, it looks like I misheard this one. The story wasn’t about a sex worker at all, it was about a public servant seeking worker’s compensation for an injury sustained during a sexual encounter at a work-related conference. This does put a different perspective on the joke and the reaction.
By tigtog on November 2, 2010
Newspaper publishes list of gay people to ‘help them live responsible lives’ Of course! Outing them is for their own good! Related posts: A little advice gleaned from Condescending Wonka Where to now with the #mencallmethings momentum? Abbott Watch: Scumbaggery alert Finally How more vile (and thick (and don’t forget vile)) can McCain possibly be?
By blue milk on October 30, 2010
(This is about a rape joke, so usual trigger warnings apply, though trust me, you will get the last laugh). This article on brisbanetimes.com.au: The state government is urging Queensland clothing stores not to sell a t-shirt depicting a woman bound and gagged, with the slogan ‘‘Relax, it’s just sex’’. Minister for Women Karen Struthers […]
By tigtog on October 29, 2010
Call them, and please reblog. Make some noise.
By tigtog on October 18, 2010
Petty personal considerations aside, the strikes in France illustrate a conflict that will be repeated across many nations who have had a raft of strong social safety net policies over many decades who are now struggling to finance those policies.
By Jo Tamar on September 29, 2010
Funny. I thought the whole point of a prosthetic leg was to enable a person who needs it to do pretty much the same range of things as a person who doesn’t have a prosthetic leg. Sometimes, it enables the prosthetic-leg-user to do those things even better than non-prosthetic-leg-users.
By Mindy on September 27, 2010
Brett Stewart is currently on trial on sexual assault charges. I haven’t read a lot about the case and I don’t have a firm opinion his guilt or otherwise as will be determined by the court. What I do have a firm opinion on is the ‘character references’ that are allowed to be given in evidence. […]
By Jo Tamar on September 22, 2010
One thing that I particularly enjoy when I visit another place is figuring out how to use the public transport system. I like the fact that I can figure it out – that the tools provided are tools I am able to use. Some of the tools which are commonly available (sometimes online) are: timetables and route maps, route diagrams at stations/stops and in the relevant vehicle, stop announcements (visual and audio), signs at stations/stops.
Perhaps it’s ironic, but I think that Sydney is one of the worst places I’ve been when it comes to figuring that sort of thing out. This has a serious impact on the accessibility of our public transport.
By tigtog on September 21, 2010
On this day after a detained asylum seeker threw himself off a detention centre roof to his death rather than be deported back to persecution in Fiji, this terrible yet fantastic post from Pamela Curr at the Drum should be required reading for all Australians with a social conscience: