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~ Jessica Mitford
By Orlando on February 12, 2014
Via the Global Mail, this is a cartoon-illustrated account by an ex-guard of working in one of Australia’s migration detention centres. This is very tough to read, but worse not to know.
By tigtog on February 9, 2014
Who built Thebes of the seven gates?
In the books you will find the name of kings.
Did the kings haul up the lumps of rock?
The 85 Richest people own the same wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people…
By Lauredhel on February 7, 2014
“According to a new report, people with disabilities are over-represented within prison, with rates of mental illness and brain injury far above the general population. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also more likely to have disability, particularly children. People with disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence, with 90% of women with intellectual disability reporting sexual abuse in one study, most before they turned 18.”
By blue milk on February 7, 2014
This is truly enjoyable analysis. There’s a lot of Marxism in it, probably a bit too much for me. And in my opinion it is too blunt in its assessment of pop culture but that aside, this is a great argument.. (And hold someone close as you read this because you’re fine with hating Swept […]
By Chally on February 7, 2014
This community-based organisation fills the gaps in existing services serving survivors of domestic violence, and it’s kind of incredible.
By Mindy on February 5, 2014
Welcome to the 69th Down Under Feminists Carnival. This month read some of the best posts from January 2014.
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By tigtog on February 5, 2014
#CoCPledge took off on Twitter after Ashe Dryden posted A year+ in: codes of conduct at tech confs on her blog and then initiated the discussion with this tweet: “I will not attend or speak at conferences or other events that do not have a code of conduct. #CoCPledge”
By blue milk on January 31, 2014
Feminism is messy and difficult, and it should be. We’re talking about changing incredibly powerful institutions and also, incredibly intimate parts of our lives. That work won’t ever be easy. And the introspection involved particularly for doing feminist work on oneself is exhausting and often quite disorientating. You add to that mix the fact that […]
By tigtog on January 29, 2014
Some of the first songs I learnt to sing beyond nursery songs & school singalongs were Pete Seeger songs. I have no doubt that my politics today have largely grown from learning and loving these protest songs from an early age.
By tigtog on January 5, 2014
Unfollowing Bora by Dana Hunter at Freethought Blogs summarises all that’s wrong about Bora Zivkovic’s blithe attempt to just come back to science blogging as if nothing ever happened.
By tigtog on December 29, 2013
In yet another example of white feminist cluelessness, Singer Ani DiFranco will hold her annual songwriting retreat this year on Nottoway Plantation in Louisiana. Righteous Retreat Song Camp is billed as a feminist songwriting retreat, and DiFranco’s choice to hold the event at this locale has drawn ire from Black women who note the offensiveness of the location.
By tigtog on December 20, 2013
Nothing induces more rage in others than your taking what you do not deserve and not even noticing.
By tigtog on December 17, 2013
Watching the white supremacists try to derail the conversation with the #AsianPrivilege hashtag and by coopting the Shoah has been infuriating.