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History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
W. H. Auden
If it’s far away, it’s news, but if it’s close at home, it’s sociology.
By tigtog on March 18, 2014
Debate is not inquiry. Argument is not skepticism. Fetishizing debate makes us less knowledgeable as a culture and even as a movement, not more.
Posted in culture wars, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, skepticism, social justice | Tagged abortion, bodily autonomy, Deep Rifts™, reproductive freedoms, self-sovereignty, silencing tactics | 13 Responses
By Orlando on March 15, 2014
Special Effect is a UK-based charity full of very clever people who develop work-arounds that allow people with a wide range of disabilities to play computer games.
By tigtog on March 14, 2014
The Web was 25 years old this past Tuesday. What memories stir within you?
By Mindy on March 12, 2014
Mateship with Birds was reviewed for the 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge.
By tigtog on March 12, 2014
There are the beginnings of a promising SFF fandom TOD developing over at Scalzi’s joint, for those who have spare popcorn lying around.
By Mary on March 11, 2014
Health lawyer Julie Hamblin opposes fetal personhood in NSW on the grounds that even limited recognition of fetal personhood, combined with the legal grey area of abortion access, would to allow someone to challenge access to abortion in NSW.
By tigtog on March 6, 2014
As an atheist, I do not get to find solace in the idea that I have an afterlife to plan for. I have to make peace with the idea that this one life is all that I have and that every single solitary moment counts right now. It counts in moments, that are slowly ticking away. And while I also have to realize that while there is no God keeping track of those moments and my actions within them, that none-the-less they matter.
By Orlando on March 5, 2014
This coming Saturday at the Mitchell Library, in Sydney, there will be a screening of a new American-made documentary about the history and influence of Wonder Woman. Afterwards there will be a panel discussion with some amazing local wonder women: Nicola Scott, Feisty Cuffs, Queenie Chan and Mystic Medusa will be chatting with filmmaker and journalist Daz Chandler.
By blue milk on March 4, 2014
The Abbott government wants to stop collecting some of the gender equality data currently required of Australian businesses. Because what’s something cheap you can give business in a time of (sorta) fiscal constraint? Red tape reductions.. and gender equality data can potentially be embarrassing to both business and government so there’s some low hanging fruit […]
By Orlando on March 4, 2014
People who can get to Canberra: this year’s Pamela Denoon lecture is the 25th Anniversary of the event. The speech will be given by Wendy McCarthy AO, and many previous speakers and committee members will be attending for this special occasion.
By tigtog on March 3, 2014
In 2005, a group of MIT graduate students decided to goof off in a very MIT graduate student way: They created a program called SCIgen that randomly generated fake scientific papers. Thanks to SCIgen, for the last several years, computer-written gobbledygook has been routinely published in scientific journals and conference proceedings.
By tigtog on March 3, 2014
Conflict in the Crimea, Arizona legislation, biblical amusement parks, celebrities “giving up” and our embarassment of an Immigration Minister.
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
Posted in culture wars, economics, ethics & philosophy, media, parties and factions | Tagged accountability, asylum-seekers, freedom of/from religion, government, media circus, spin, war | 3 Responses