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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 Orlando on April 30, 2014
Someone at Lego has decided that they will make more money from parents who like gender segregation and stereotyping than those who loathe it.
By tigtog on April 30, 2014
So who else thinks that if 200+ white schoolgirls had been kidnapped from a boarding school anywhere on the planet that the media would be making it not just a top story but the top story for weeks until their whereabouts was discovered? So why aren’t there regular updates about the 200+ kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls every single day?
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
By tigtog on April 25, 2014
Some recommended reading from John Scalzi and Soraya Chemaly, and a few thoughts.
By tigtog on April 15, 2014
Sending a woman rape threats to prove that sexual harassment doesn’t exist proves feminism’s point, not yours.
By Mindy on April 10, 2014
Some great angry writing from feminists.
By Jo Tamar on April 10, 2014
What do these two pieces of popular culture have in common?
(TW: references to violence (including sexual violence) against women)
By Mindy on April 9, 2014
If not, go and read bluemilk’s latest for Daily Life. Have a tissue or forty handy. TW: involves a snake. Related posts (automatically generated): Quick Hit: What would it look like… Quick Hit: Links I’m loving today Quick Hit – Grace Fallen I’ve got the mindless action movie blues
By tigtog on April 8, 2014
To add to your bookmarks, here’s Cordelia Fine in New Scientist running through some more of the scientific evidence that gendered toys are a product of socialisation rather than genetics.
By tigtog on April 4, 2014
The common-sense notion that liars betray themselves through body language appears to be little more than a cultural fiction
By Mary on April 3, 2014
I was inspired by my baby suddenly being given a daycare place, and my ambivalence about placing her in daycare as a young baby, to remember all my frustrations with the Australian pre-school daycare system, and to suggest what, from my perspective, would be considerable improvements.
By Mindy on April 3, 2014
Stella Longlist 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge completed.
By tigtog on April 3, 2014
Dana Hunter thoughtfully put together a links roundup (so I didn’t have to) on the many many creationists who are very cross with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson right now because he’s talking science on TV.
By Orlando on March 28, 2014
Hortense Mancini was married at fifteen to one of the richest men in Europe, who turned out to be an obsessive, violent, controlling abuser. She found a way to escape, and to live the rest of her life with an exuberance that would be difficult to match.