Why is Sydney awesome? Because the next time I’m in strife, I might be rescued by ninjas. Why does Sydney suck? A TV news station has taken it upon itself to out a senior politician who had broken no parliamentary codes of conduct in his private pursuits. NSW Premier Kristina Keneally says she has accepted Transport Minister David Campbell’s resignation,… Read more →
five young men in the Northern Territory – Scott Doody, Timothy Hird, Joshua Spears, Anton Kloeden, and Glen Swain – who after a drinking spree drove along the Todd River creek-bed deliberately terrorising sleeping aboriginals camping there, and who then beat one of those terrorised people, a young man named Kwementyaye Ryder, to death after he threw a bottle at their car
As a “sex addict”, you can obviously get away with a lot more than some girl who is merely a slutty slut, and enhance your fame and reputation as a wild playboy at the same time. And if you’re a popular male comedian checking into rehab for your Sex Addiction, then you are suffering from a Condition and deserve sympathy, unlike the disgusting hoydens who are destroying Western civilisation with their wanton behaviour.
I can’t remember when I wasn’t a fan of Annie Lennox. That glorious voice and the amazing style of her costumes and performances, that sense of gracious absurdity, fierce compassion and joyous gravitas. She has always stood out.
No, it is not fucking ok for carers to hit people with disabilities on the head when they don’t do as they’re told. NOT. OK. Why does this need saying? At a football game at Saltergate, groups of Chesterfield fans “invaded” the pitch joyfully as their team defeated Bournemouth. The Sun described the scene thus: Supporters dodged stewards to pay… Read more →
So, does any reader work for a company which has prioritised normalising promotion/pay structures for employees who made sacrifices during the GFC? Or are you one of the many being overlooked while restoring company profits for the benefit of shareholders takes priority? Or does your company actually seem to be managing the balancing act for both employees and shareholders?
At some point during my own pregnancy I knew I would confront my pro-choice politics, not because I had had an abortion in the past but because I could have, and because I believe so strongly in my right to do so. Because I dedicated some years of my career to the pro-choice movement; because I personally assisted other women,… Read more →
What assumptions do you make about a woman when you hear that she has changed her surname after getting married? And what assumptions do you make about her when you hear she kept her surname after getting married? Do you think those assumptions would affect her success in getting a job? On her eventual income? What’s in a Name? The… Read more →
Two years. TWO YEARS! That’s how long we’ve been doing this Down Under Feminists Carnival thing. This month, Frankie PhD has the honour of posting the second birthday edition. The 24th Down Under Feminists Carnival is now up at her PhD Research Blog. Go and check it out! The optional theme for this edition of the carnival was “community”. Many… Read more →
I’m hugely ambivalent about the “ironic” burlesque revival – it’s still nearly always only female bodies on display, with the many fabulous male performers pushed to the showbiz margins of inner-city gay clubs and occasional hen’s nights while the burlesque girls venture regularly into mainstream suburban pubs, where they consciously drop the most confronting pieces from the run-sheet because they figure that the audience out there* won’t get/doesn’t want those anyway.
(My apologies for the lateness of this post — still, I’m sure it’s still May 1 in one or two timezones. :)) While it’s true that people with disabilities are under-represented and misrepresented in popular culture, I wanted to spend some time today — Blogging Against Disablism Day — (or near enough to it ;)) looking at some of the… Read more →
The Twenty-Fourth Edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is fast approaching! The deadline for submissions is the 2nd of May – that’s today – so get your posts in right now. This 24th edition will be hosted by Frankie PhD at PhD Research Blog. Submit your February posts, or those any other Australian or New Zealander feminist, at blogcarnival…. Read more →
vid on youtube [sorry about lack of embedding, can’t seem to get it to work today – fixed ~tt] Then read this. Of course there is still a long way to go before we see anything other than a young apparently TAB woman in these ads. But maybe it’s a start? What do you think? Share this post? Related posts:… Read more →
[Warning: here be spoilers.] 24, the TV saga of implausible counterterrorist superhero Jack Bauer, has a whole lot of issues. But there is one thing that Season 8 of the show 24 is getting right, and that’s the Bechdel test [warning: TVTropes link]. I picked up season 8 because it has Katee Sackhoff in it, and anything with Sackhoff in… Read more →