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W. H. Auden
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By tigtog on May 6, 2008
Women make better business leaders than men in all but two areas of management but men have the upper hand when it comes to focusing on the bottom line, according to an Australian survey released on Monday. Data collected from 1,800 Australian female and male chief executive officers and managers found women exhibit more strategic [...]
By Lauredhel on May 5, 2008
Despite global public censure and an apparent lack of local electoral support, serial sexual harasser Troy Buswell today survived a spill motion in the party room, and continues to lead the Liberal Party of Western Australia. The State election is due anywhere between 21 June 2008 and 2 May 2009. Anyone got an over/under on [...]
By tigtog on May 4, 2008
Update Friday 9th May: The Guardian has taken down the blog post and article featured in the following post. The original report has been challenged strongly and no-one else has come forward to support the allegations. I will leave the body of the post for the record, but I’ve struck through the text to make [...]
By tigtog on May 2, 2008
Everybody’s been posting versions of this today (USA time), but I just had to join in. As a listserv friend posted, Happy Mission Accomplished Day! image source: SeattlePi.com The latest White House press statement on the banner? “President Bush is well aware that the banner should have been much more specific and said ‘mission accomplished’ [...]
By tigtog on May 1, 2008
Andrew Bartlett writes: The previous federal government used the spectre of child sexual abuse as justification to scrap the permit system contained in the Land Rights Act, which required people wishing to visit Aboriginal freehold land in the Northern Territory to first obtain permission. It was cheered on its efforts by its ideological fellow-travellers, who [...]
By Lauredhel on May 1, 2008
The Reaction: ” Fighting against breast cancer… and also against breast cancer campaigns” LindaBeth lays bare the sexist framework of some breast cancer awareness campaigns: “We men” love “boobies,” so we’ll work real hard so you don’t have to have them surgically removed. And we women should be “responsible” and look after them because the [...]