By The Wasp at The Feminist Hivemind: ‘ “No personal attacks” is not neutral’: “[…] When ours are the bodies at risk, and our views are expressions of self-defense, there is no distinction between attacking those views and attacking us personally. In other words, a space that permits the expression of views that oppress and harm people but which does… Read more →
The Sunlit Zone (2012) was written by Australian author Lisa Jacobson. I wouldn’t necessarily normally pick up this kind of novel in verse, but when it was shortlisted for the Stella Prize, it caught my eye. The blurb: Set in the near future with a narrative arc spanning 30 years from 2020 to 2050, The Sunlit Zone is by turns… Read more →
Three days ago marked 100 years since the day Emily Wilding Davison, carrying out a suffragist political protest, was trampled by racehorses at the Epsom Derby and later died. I always heard it told as “threw herself under the King’s horse”, but informed discussion around the incident suggests that I shouldn’t make such a simple, firm statement about what happened. What we must not forget is how brutal the response was to all forms of activism by women demanding something as basic as the vote.
Yesterday, the Minister for the Arts unveiled Australia’s new National Cultural Policy.
“Creative Australia, the Australian Government’s 2013 national cultural policy, celebrates Australia’s strong, diverse and inclusive culture. It describes the essential role arts and culture play in the life of every Australian and how creativity is central to Australia’s economic and social success: a creative nation is a productive nation.”
The main blog is down because an emergency server migration was required. It’s currently in progress and as soon as the DNS nameserver changes have propagated it should be visible to all again. In the meantime, welcome back to Larvatus Prodeo! Share this post? No related posts.
I realise that I’m talking about a movie that was released in order to be in contention for last year’s award season, so you’ve probably just about forgotten it. Nevertheless, I’d like you to consider the fact that I’m a comedy tragic who writes and promotes a lot about comedy elsewhere online, yet until tonight when I flicked past Jack Black’s version of Gulliver’s Travels (December 2010) on my cable TV? I was totally unaware that Billy Connolly, Catherine Tate and Chris O’Dowd were key members of the supporting cast.
I’ve updated to a more recent version of WordPress. A quick look around seems that everything appears to be ticking away as usual, but just to test some of our more rarely used plugins with this new version, I’d like a few comments on this post please? I’m setting it to full moderation using the selective moderation plugin, because I… Read more →
arewere tech problems occurring in California, apparently. Investigations are occurring, but a whole swathe of oz-blogs are currently unavailable back online.
I saw some sad news when I clicked on one of my favourite blogs yesterday. Bitch, PhD is closing down.
The signs were there. Posts from my favourite BPhD writers have been thin on the ground this year. This has been one of my go-to group blogs since 2004, and has been one of the feminist blogs which has helped me work out my own feminism.
I am pleased to announce that napalmnacey and Jennifer have agreed to join the roster of Hoyden authors, to post as and when they feel so inclined. Welcome! Here, have a cake! Held by David Tennant!
The Nineteenth Edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is fast approaching! There are around 24 hours until the close of submissions, so get your posts in RIGHT NOW. This edition will be hosted by mynxii at The Professional Lap Cat. Submit your November posts, or those any other Australian or New Zealander feminist, at blogcarnival. If you can’t access… Read more →
Not all of our new authors will be posting here often, seeing as some have theses and dissertations that they are (meant to be) prioritising in their writing time. We eagerly await their forays into bloggerly procrastination here whenever the mood strikes them.
Trying to improve a couple of things, so if something suddenly looks a little odd, just wait a minute and refresh the page and it will probably have been sorted out.
Some weirdnesses are happening, just testing whether I can post. ETA: OK, I can post. Share this post? Related posts: Bitch PhD closes down So who’s up for a grogblogmeet in Melbourne? Spent day with camera (and partner) I’m an amateur