Month: May 2010

Eurovision Final Live Chat

It’s been ages since we last livechatted! Today at the Hoydenfest I was asked if I could set it up for all those who love themselves some kitsch and bling every year on SBS, so here we are. The show starts at 7:30pm on SBS Australian Eastern Standard Time, and the chat widget below should go live at 7:15pm.

Iinet, Censorship, and Conroy’s Lies

The government’s $128.8 million Cyber Safety policy includes forcing internet service providers to block access to a secret blacklist of website pages identified as ”refused classification” by the Australian police. Web pages will be nominated for blacklisting by Australian internet users who come across illegal or ”unacceptable” websites.

Repellent rape apologists

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”