Femmostroppo Reader – October 23, 2010

Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed.What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.

  • The triumph over power, prejudice and bigotry…
  • – “Well here’s the question, and the first person to answer it can be Liberal MP Jamie Briggs who was at the Woodside meeting to stoke the fire listen to his constituents. Show me the queue. Maybe I have been completely wrong about all of this and the media just hasn’t bothered to report it, but if there is a queue, find me one person in it who knows that next year they will be coming out to Australia (or Canada, or America). Then find me someone who knows they will have to wait two years, then someone who has to wait three years. Find me any sense of a queue.”

  • In praise of angry feminists
  • – “One of my most cherished friends is an angry feminist. Of all the people I know personally, she has probably had more influence on the way I understand the world, and particularly issues relating to gender, than anyone else. She could well be surprised to learn of this. We’ve argued about these issues many, many times.”

  • We’ve been pwned
  • – “We – the public and the media – have been pwned by the Howard, Rudd and Gillard Governments. They wanted us to hate asylum seekers, and now we hate asylum seekers. They wanted us to think that 692 people a year is a massive problem, and now we think that 692 people a year is a MASSIVE PROBLEM. “

  • Tweets of the week (with a public health flavour)
  • – “You can actually convey quite a lot in 140 characters…”

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