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You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.
~ Jessica Mitford
By tigtog on November 4, 2013
David Brin’s latest essay in his longoing series about our Transparent Society:
I want the watchers to be watched.
By tigtog on October 22, 2013
Education campaigns dispelling the traditional ignorance perpetuating rape myths that allow rapists to get away with making “commonsense” excuses work. Victim-blaming doesn’t work.
By Orlando on October 21, 2013
Via Rebecca Watson’s twitter ( she was interviewed for the article), an article from R.Tod Kelly in the Daily Beast about the history and current state of the Men’s Rights Movement in North America (all the expected content notes apply).
By tigtog on September 27, 2013
These women from the Standing Rock Indian Nation in North Dakota are only holding this Nazi flag up to the camera because they’re about to burn it, having captured it from public display on the property of a white supremacist in the nearby very small town of Leith, ND.
By Mary on September 18, 2013
The stated intent of Zoe’s Law is to allow separate prosecution of injury to a fetus, following the death of Zoe Donegan (stillborn at 32 weeks gestation) in 2009 after Zoe’s mother Brodie was hit by a van. However, the bill has been introduced by an anti-abortion politician, and there are grave concerns about its potential interpretation, particularly “an unborn child is taken to be a living person”. Coalition and ALP members have been granted a conscience vote on Zoe’s law.
By Orlando on September 13, 2013
This month, Dublin City Council voted to name the new bridge over the river Liffey ‘Rosie Hackett Bridge’. This was in response to a huge campaign from Dubliners, mostly women, who felt Rosie was due a decent and long-lasting public memorial. All of the 16 previously existing bridges in the city are named after men. Rosie Hackett was a pioneering trade unionist who co-founded the Irish Women Workers’ Union (IWWU) in 1911.
By Mary on September 2, 2013
I am committed to the idea that if I want election coverage to talk about policy more in the lead-up to elections, it can’t hurt to be someone who is aware of and considers policy in the lead-up to elections. There’s five days before the Federal election; what do various parties have to say about anti-discrimination?
By Orlando on September 2, 2013
From Allison Benedikt at Slate comes this delightfully provocatively phrased piece, “If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person”. This seems like a conversation that is worth having.
By Mindy on September 1, 2013
Warning: the following fuckwittery may make you very angry. Trigger warning for trans-misogyny. Wikipedia has decided that misgendering Chelsea Manning is more important than respecting her wishes. Although Manning’s entry acknowledges her name change and refers to her using female pronouns, administrators decided they didn’t have the consensus needed to rename the “Bradley Manning” entry, […]
By blue milk on August 30, 2013
I see that as long as any kind of social transfer is involved rich women are as capable of “getting themselves pregnant” as teenage girls are claimed to be. Because conception is something that women and girls do to themselves, presumably by deliberately and irresponsibly walking through a cloud of anonymous, minding-its-own-business sperm somewhere. Apparently, […]
By Orlando on August 29, 2013
Yesterday someone threw a bomb out of a car at a group of Aboriginal people at the One Mile Community in Broome, in Western Australia. Four people were injured, one seriously. Can you find it in the news?
By tigtog on August 29, 2013
This week I turned 50. Various nice people are doing nice things for me, which is nice.
If you too would like to do something that will make me feel warm and fuzzy …