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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 February 10, 2012
Just like the political press gallery, the showbiz beat reporters love to have a predictable narrative for artists, especially female performers, and she just doesn’t play that game.
By tigtog on February 8, 2012
If we use the intentions and feelings of privileged people to determine when bigotry occurs, you will find that no one is bigoted by that definition.
By tigtog on February 8, 2012
Crunchy analysis from Mother Jones. Komen’s anti-choice VP may have resigned, but the board itself is still stacked with problems.
By tigtog on February 7, 2012
Apropos my rant yesterday about journalism standards, Mr Clarke and Mr Dawe spoke about this sort of thing last week. Play along on Twitter with #IfThePressGalleryReportedCricket
By tigtog on February 6, 2012
The mere thought of living alone once sparked anxiety, dread and visions of loneliness. But those images are dated. Now the most privileged people on earth use their resources to separate from one another, to buy privacy and personal space. Indeed, living alone seems to encourage more, not less, social interaction.
By blue milk on February 5, 2012
So, I did have somebody else lined up for the Sunday artsy fartsy post this weekend but jumping right to the front of the queue is my newly discovered find, Pussy Riot. Russian, feminist, punk riot band with anti-Putin lyrics. I think you see where I’m coming from. I don’t know much about Pussy Riot [...]
By tigtog on February 4, 2012
Pink cancer marketing globally diverts generous people’s donations away from the organisations doing most of the work towards organisations who are just better at marketing – the filmmakers determined only 15% of monies raised in North America go to research prevention, and 5% to research environmental causes of breast cancer. Does this sound like the best use of donors’ money? And what about all the non-pinkified cancers?
By tigtog on February 3, 2012
And that’s just one of the datasets supporting the fact that the planet’s climate is warming. The Bad Astronomer provides a case study of the tactics of climate change denial: it’s a textbook case of denialist sleight of hand, of distraction, distortion, error, and misdirection.
By tigtog on February 2, 2012
This is people saying what they really truly think – 700 Club on Why Atheists Should Hate Trees
By Mindy on February 1, 2012
What Mindy is reading for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012
By Orlando on February 1, 2012
My first book is to be published later this year, and I am still not happy with the title. It is an academic text, but one I hope will have a broader appeal for people interested in the theatre, and the way women are presented on stage.
By tigtog on February 1, 2012
Yet again, the pro-life movement betrays its classism – forget all those other reproductive health care services Planned Parenthood provides – services that help poor women survive and thrive in pregnancy and birthing, and that keep them healthy to raise their children.
By Guest Hoyden on January 30, 2012
The survey is open to readers of the blog who live in Australia. The survey will be used in a forthcoming (2012) book on the internet and Australia.