Lauredhel and I will both have much less time than usual to squeeze in our blogging while our respective kids are not at school for the next few weeks. Outings and trips have to happen, as do sleepovers and cinema… Read More ›
Month: June 2008
Senate report on the sexualisation of children in the contemporary media
The full report can be found here (long). Just the recommendations are here (brief). I can’t think of anything in particular to add to Senator Bartlett’s summary, and totally agree that the best recommendation of the report is the one… Read More ›
A few things lately have got me thinking about two distinct strands of definitively “what-if?” speculative fiction which sometimes intertwine – the alternate history based narrative, and the utopian-dystopian narrative.
Today’s otter comes courtesy of the Sunshine Coast Daily. Mo and Bud, small-clawed south east Asian otters from Underwater World, are on their way to New Zealand for what the Daily calls “a breeding holiday”. An Underwater World spokesperson said:… Read More ›
“What were they thinking?” tampon ad du jour
Via Gigglesugar, this Tampax ad.
He writes letters
Lad: “You know how I think it should go? Holiday – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. School – Saturday, Sunday.” Me: “But then you wouldn’t ever have a day with Daddy! Because he would have to work while you were… Read More ›
Marriage is a feminist issue: the problem with abolishing marriage
There is a lot of discussion around the issue of marriage at the moment. Let’s get one SotBO said at the start: there should be no difference between same-sex and not-the-same-sex marriage or civil unions or registrations in any way… Read More ›
Are you a feminist blogger Down Under? Only three days to go!
If you’ve written anything feminist in June, and you’re in Australia or New Zealand, you have three days left to submit your blog post to the next Down Under Feminists Carnival. It’s being hosted at In A Strange Land. Please… Read More ›
Friday Hoyden: Dame Doctor Judi Dench
Dame Judi has been made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Image Source: University of St Andrews Press Office “It was very embarrassing, you know. You see a photograph of yourself and that’s… Read More ›
I’m not worthy
You know that stage when you’ve been doing a hobby five years or so, and you think you’re getting really quite good at it most of the time, then you cruise Etsy and the blogosphere and realise you’re totally not… Read More ›