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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 May 2, 2013
Fiona Katauskas nails it.
By tigtog on May 1, 2013
the Member for Dawson said priority should be given to other drugs, particularly those that helped cancer patients and extended the lives of people who were sick.
“I simply don’t understand why this particular drug would find its way to the head of the queue before those drugs,” Mr Christensen told the Daily Mercury.
By Jo Tamar on April 29, 2013
Feminist commentary of popular songs, excellent music and a whole lot of laughs: Lady Sings it Better.
By blue milk on April 29, 2013
Alexandra Carlton has an article in The Age this weekend, “The retro housewife” that proves it is just as possible to build a faux phenomenon in Australia around smart women dropping off the career ladder to become domestic over-achievers as it is to build that case in the United States, though this piece is more [...]
By tigtog on April 27, 2013
Do you want your airline encouraging strangers to use their inflight “entertainment” system to send their fellow passengers unsolicited gifts of drinks or food (with all the accompanying expectations) in a metal cage high in the air from which there is no way out?
By Mary on April 15, 2013
Cherchez la Femme comes to Sydney for the first time! It’s 5pm to 8pm, Sun April 21 at the Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown. If you’re in Canberra, Cherchez La Femme will be held tomorrow night, Tue April 16, from 7pm at The Front Gallery & Cafe 2012 , 1 Wattle Place, Lyneham, $15 at the door.
By Chally on April 5, 2013
I was watching a repeat of Schools Spectacular 2012 the other day, and folks, this girl. This girl. Her name is Bernadina, she was eighteen when she performed this, and she is about to blow your socks off.
If you don’t want to be shamed in public, don’t create a hostile work environment in public. #ISupportAdria
By tigtog on March 27, 2013
A nugget of awesome from SKM on the Shakesville post Adria Richards Does Belong at Tech Conferences.
By Orlando on March 25, 2013
When people scoff at the message that we need to teach people not to rape they make the assumption that the lesson goes: “Rape is bad. Don’t do it.” That is not what the lesson looks like. The lesson, once it is adopted, will be that every single person out there, regardless of any defining personal characteristics, is a human being of value, and with a right to make their own decisions about what bodily contact to have with others.
By Orlando on March 22, 2013
I think that the entire conversation is wrong. I don’t want anybody to be telling women anything. I don’t want men to be telling me what to wear and how to act, not to drink. And I don’t, honestly, want you to tell me that I needed a gun in order to prevent my rape. In my case, don’tt tell me if I’d only had a gun, I wouldn’t have been raped. Don’t put it on me to prevent the rape.
Content note: discussion of rape, violence and threatening behaviour.
By tigtog on March 21, 2013
So the formal Government apology from PM Gillard is about to happen. I just wanted to note an important social justice moment.
P.S. the Welcome to Country and opening speech reminding everybody of the particular example of the Stolen Generations is an important note on which to start.
By tigtog on March 19, 2013
Don’t have time to delve deep on uber-atheist Richard Dawkins tweeting on the ethics of abortion with no reference at all to the person in whose womb the pregnancy would be happening, thought I’d let you at it.