Image credit. Last night on Twitter, amongst the heated debate about Julia Gillard versus Kevin Rudd for Labor Prime Minister of Australia emerged the hashtag #ditchthewitch. It is a belittling, sexist slogan borrowed from the far right of Australia, who… Read More ›
Month: February 2012
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: Dora Chance
Dora and Nora Chance (the “Lucky Chances”, naturally) are twins born into post- war London, on the wrong side of the theatrical tracks. Bastard children of a grand Shakespearean actor, Dora and Nora learn to dance to work their passage through a world that makes a great fuss of legitimacy, but likes to have less licit elements on call as well. Dora narrates, and you accompany her giddy passions, frantic hopes and pragmatic compromises.
Labor leadership spill thread #respill #kevenge
I just wish Labor as a party could put more people into Parliament who know how to tell their arse from their elbow.
Thursday Internet Tradition: Not Quite Feminist Phil
Hoydens are aware of all Internet traditions! But we share our hard-won cultural knowledge! This week, we introduce you to the tradition of Not Quite Feminist Phil!
Living as a feminist
When Rachel Cusk wrote about motherhood in A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother, I felt heard. It wasn’t my story, exactly, but it was closer to my story of the early days of motherhood than others were writing. This… Read More ›
Outland Open Thread: Episode 3, “Andy”
What wonders await us on Outland tonight, as we venture into Andy’s home? Discuss them here!
Big Shiny Public Tech vs Little Nifty Domestic Tech
Which sort of tech actually makes the most daily difference to the largest number of people?
Whoydensday quick link: new feminist Doctor Who blog!
For Doctor Who fans, a new blog has launched, Doctor Her. Doctor Her is the brainchild of Courtney Stoker, who has also written about Doctor Who for Geek Feminism.
Enthusiastic consent and regrettable sex
Regrets and enthusiastic consent, can they exist together?