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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 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.
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.