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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 June 21, 2014
Happy June Solstice! Merry Yule/Litha to those who celebrate the circling of the seasons. This solstice whimsy post features an example from the hobby world of miniature gardens: behold the Teacup Stonehenge! Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
By tigtog on June 16, 2014
Even the Oz has noticed!
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately? In particular, what else is being shoved under the national and international media rugs while HILDA dominates the news right now?
By Mindy on June 5, 2014
Huffpost has an article up on a series of portraits done by Chloe Aftel of agender teens. The photography is stunning and the teens themselves are lovely. Chloe has captured that fragility of teens without stripping them of their determination to be who they are. I suspect comments are being heavily moderated because there aren’t […]
By tigtog on June 3, 2014
40 years of women’s rights will be undone in June 2014 when many of Sydney’s specialist women’s refuges are forced to close. Under the NSW Government’s new tenders, women-only services were not allowed to tender for women-only services.
By tigtog on May 29, 2014
[Content Note for linked material: Isla Vista mass murders, misogyny, gun culture]
What I think would be helpful for a lot of men to understand (women too probably) is that sex and love aren’t earned. Can’t be earned. They are a matter of grace from the other person. And, because they can’t be earned, whether you are getting sex or love is not a reliable signifier of your value as a human being and aren’t a metric by which one person should be compared to another.
By Orlando on May 20, 2014
Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa is making two appearances this week in Sydney, on Thursday and Friday.
By tigtog on May 16, 2014
I was having a chat about exactly this sort of negativity regarding competent/assertive/expert women this evening: see also classic xkcd on the other side of the coin.
By blue milk on May 7, 2014
The documentary film, Lost in Living from film-maker, Mary Trunk follows four women artists over seven years as they combine motherhood with their art careers and it will be streaming for free over this Mother’s Day weekend (9-11 May). No password will be required at this link. Enjoy! Motherhood is an endurance test that never […]
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.