I have a stuffy nose and a fuzzy brane that has not come up with much in the way of thinky-thoughts today. I don’t like it.
Month: January 2012
Call for Participants: Australian Blog Readers Survey
The survey is open to readers of the blog who live in Australia. The survey will be used in a forthcoming (2012) book on the internet and Australia.
A little dose of Awesome: Lego in Space!
Canadian high school students Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad have launched a Lego man almost 25 kilometres above sea level – high enough to capture video of the plastic toy hovering above the curvature of the Earth.
Quick Hit: Parents this could be you
But what do they do with their legs?
Sunday Artist: Sarah Maple
It’s artistic Sunday and this time we bring you artist, Sarah Maple. She is the bomb.
Feminist. Muslim. Young. Smart. Funny.
Mamapalooza is coming to Sydney
The hugely popular Mamapalooza: Artists Celebrating Motherhood is coming to Australia – Sydney, at Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst for the week of 7-13 May 2012, and right now they’re looking for performers who are mothers – singers/poets/dancers/songwriters/actors/performance artists/stand-up etc, as… Read More ›
The 44th Down Under Feminists Carnival
This is the 44th monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together December 2011 feminist posts from writers living in Australia and New Zealand.
Otterday! And Open Thread.
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?
Friday Hoyden: Marita Cheng, Young Australian of the Year
Marita Cheng is the Young Australian of the Year winner this year. In 2008, early in her undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne, she founded Robogals, which is an engineering and computing outreach group.
Hating Australia Day from afar
Today is the second Australia Day since I moved to the United States. One of the most surprising things for me to experience out of Australia was people saying–even in the American South!–Australia’s really racist, isn’t it? And personally, I hate that. I hate that there is such a strong implicit idea of who an Australian “is,” and how racist and dependent on assimilation that is. I hate the way that is enforced with violence and ugly rhetoric, and I hate the policies that our country mobilises against Aboriginal communities and refugees.
And yet. For all that I hate what Australia Day represents, I am more homesick than usual today.