Just like the political press gallery, the showbiz beat reporters love to have a predictable narrative for artists, especially female performers, and she just doesn’t play that game.
Month: February 2012
Thought of the day: when does bigotry occur?
If we use the intentions and feelings of privileged people to determine when bigotry occurs, you will find that no one is bigoted by that definition.
Whoydensday: Knitting the Tom Baker scarf
The ultimate Doctor Who knit.
Quicklink: What would it take to trust Komen again?
Crunchy analysis from Mother Jones. Komen’s anti-choice VP may have resigned, but the board itself is still stacked with problems.
Clarke and Dawe on cynical bread and circuses churnalism
Apropos my rant yesterday about journalism standards, Mr Clarke and Mr Dawe spoke about this sort of thing last week. Play along on Twitter with #IfThePressGalleryReportedCricket
Femmostroppo Reader, Feb 7 2012
Items of interest I’ve recently tweeted. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments. Shameless self-promotion entirely welcome!
Yawning at the press gallery
I didn’t read, listen to or watch a thing over the weekend about the oh so crucial Labor caucus that was supposedly set to challenge Gillard seriously on her fitness to lead the party etc etc etc etc. It all smelled of such desperate hype, recycled hype at that.
Have just discovered a thing full of puppies
All you North Americans who already know about this can look smug now. Puppy Bowl VIII. And Animal Planet isn’t showing it here in Oz! Not Fair!
Quicklink: One’s A Crowd
The mere thought of living alone once sparked anxiety, dread and visions of loneliness. But those images are dated. Now the most privileged people on earth use their resources to separate from one another, to buy privacy and personal space. Indeed, living alone seems to encourage more, not less, social interaction.
Sunday Singalong: Pussy Riot
So, I did have somebody else lined up for the Sunday artsy fartsy post this weekend but jumping right to the front of the queue is my newly discovered find, Pussy Riot. Russian, feminist, punk riot band with anti-Putin lyrics…. Read More ›