A few days ago I caught up with Tigtog, who’d flown to Melbourne from Sydney to attend the AdaCamp unconference. I also had the opportunity to meet other people I’ve “met” in the blogosphere, including Mary Gardiner. Mary is, of… Read More ›
Month: January 2012
livestream video of the Ada Initiative founders at Linux Conf Au
@GuardianJessica Jessica Reed
This is totally unacceptable. RT @NaomiMc: Feminism has gone too far again.
…my objection to anti-black racism being used as a rhetorical device by those who will never face it, is that black people engage in tons of behaviours to make white people feel safer. We do this all the damn time. We make accommodations in speech, behaviour, dress, mannerism, conversation topic – a wide diversity of adjustments that we make in the presence of our white friends […] I don’t appreciate being deputized into your anti-feminist screed in this way.
Jo Tamar’s summary post for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge.
The reading iceberg: promoting ‘serious’ male narratives over ‘trivial’ female narratives starts at school
It took me years to realise that I had been educated to privilege men’s writing over women’s. Like a lot of girls educated in the ’70s and ’80s, I grew up reading a canon of ‘great literature’ written by men (and, primarily, for men) … At school we read almost exclusively male writers … our one woman author was Jane Austen.
Jo Tamar’s fourth review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung.
How long do you have to wait for a measly 250,000 votes on FB before you realise the target market just isn’t interested enough in whether your animated mascot ‘lives’ or ‘dies’? The intensely irritating ad is building an aversion response within this consumer which is likely to last for years, and I’m far from the only one. Well done, expensive social media marketing ‘experts’!
It appears MTR is the Feminist of the Moment for the mainstream media. And a large part of her appeal, it seems to me, is that feminism, as she defines it, is a conservative, bourgeois feminism, threatening to specified corporate interests – she’s done good work with Collective Shout and her opposition to the pornification of little girls in general – but generally unthreatening to entrenched patriarchal systems.