Month: July 2007

Andrews on Haneef

Kevin Andrews offers some explanation of the previously secret information upon which he relied. Mr Andrews said the AFP had told him before making his visa decision that police suspected the internet conversation may be evidence Dr Haneef had prior… Read More ›

Linkalicious: Big Tuesday Edition

A veritable smorgasbord for you! 1. “Intimate Politics: A Roundtable”: a downloadable podcast of a panel of feminist scholars and their reactions (not book reviews, but further musings) to the book Intimate Politics: How I Grew Up Red, Fought for… Read More ›

Stereotyping feminism

Two contrasting examples, one using the broadest of brushes and the other dissecting stereotypes instead. Firstly, one of the run-of-the-mill “raunch culture is all the fault of feminists who talked up the sexual revolution” op-eds that are becoming soooo familiar:Feminism’s… Read More ›

Heehaw of the Day

If you only watch one YouTube movie today featuring dancing country farmer’s daughters contortionists singing about potato salad, it should be this one.

Piggy in the middle

Note: I analogise between racism and sexism in this post. Yes, I realise they’re not the same thing. However, I believe there are enough similarities and parallels to draw useful analogies. I was having a poke around on, a… Read More ›

Friday Hoyden: Grace Hopper

“I invent the Future” USN Rear Admiral “Amazing” Grace Hopper (1906-1992), mathematician, computer pioneer, marketing innovator, academic and above all guru of the importance of embracing change, has a special place in the heart of many a female nerd/geek. She… Read More ›