Anyone in Israel who thought that stopping this flotilla would starve the gesture of publicity made a woeful miscalculation once they opened fire on the high seas, not even in their own territorial waters, on humanitarian demonstrators. They claim self defence (5 out of 6 boats were seized peacefully, one wasn’t) but as Christine Keeler might say – they would, wouldn’t they?
My four month old has explained a lot of things to me. To date it’s been things like “it’s been four months and you still can’t tell the difference between tired and hungry? HERE LET ME SHOW YOU.” But I confess that I was surprised last night by his cogent explanation of reasons to oppose the Federal government’s proposed Internet… Read more →
revisiting what is apparently an old argument of his: that clear cut cases of rape and sexual enslavement of women allegedly ordered by God in the early books of the Bible might just not “really” be “rape”
Anti-immunisation doctor banned in the UK. As he is now in the US this will do little to slow him down. Appearing on NBC’s Today Show, Wakefield described the decision as “a little bump on the road.” He claimed the US government has been settling cases of vaccine-induced autism since 1991. SMH 25/5/10 The US government may have been settling… Read more →
[*** WARNING for detailed domestic violence description from the fourth paragraph on. ***] My local paper has been abuzz with righteous taxpayer outrage over the State paying for a tattoo removal for a woman, who I’ll call JMN. The story of JMN disrupts a number of neat stereotypical societal narratives about domestic violence, about victimhood, about killers, about the meaning… Read more →
While Palin remains a libertarian she’s not helping the fight against sexist or any other sort of oppression, so whether she calls herself a feminist or not, she’s not on my side.
[Some game graphics may be NSFW] Editor Note 2010/05/31: Welcome, new readers! Firstly, thanks to those who are engaging substantively and with attention to netiquette – it is much appreciated. Sadly, it seems a few of you aren’t reading the comments from other people in the thread over the last week, and are therefore repeating exactly the same corrections and… Read more →
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 →