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Month: June 2013
Friday Hoyden: Edna St Vincent Millay
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends –
It gives a lovely light!
I have seen this poem reproduced twice on merchandise, attributed to two different male poets.
Reminder: submit now for the 62nd Down Under Feminists Carnival!
Reminder: submit now (by Jul 2 at the latest) for the 62nd Down Under Feminists Carnival! Submissions must be of posts of feminist interest by writers from Australia and New Zealand that were published in June.
Gillard departs graciously
Julia Gillard is incredibly brave, astoundingly resilient, one of the toughest people we have seen in The Lodge. Through all the difficulties of her prime ministership she was stoic, dignified, composed, resilient. She departed in that style on Wednesday night…. Read More ›
Media Circus: Farewell Oakeshott and Windsor edition
And hello Barnaby Joyce entering the Lower House in the next election.
Quicklink: Internet Activism Matters
So. $25,000 donated to RAINN by Kickstarter, a new Kickstarter policy banning “seduction guides,” and an apology from Hoinsky along with a commitment to work with anti-violence organizations while rewriting his book.
I don’t know how else to say this: Internet activism matters. The next time someone tries to give you shit for “just blogging” or “just signing petitions,” point them to this and dozens of other examples of small things adding up to make a big difference.
If Gillard is replaced, what does it mean to the rest of us?
It’s on again. And it’s been on multiple times this year: repeated attempts by the media and some parliamentary hotheads to convince us that the PM should be rolled and replaced by a bloke. If this was to happen before… Read More ›
I want a Republic and I’m excited about the Royal Baby
The Prime Minister is knitting a toy kangaroo for the new Royal Baby. Unleash the hounds.
An article about domestic violence in the Guardian in which it’s OK to read the comments
I wish more online media premoderated comments like this article by Jill Dawson about how publicising celebrity incidents of family violence helps all of us to better name abuse.
Shame File of the Day: SMH headline is pure bafflegab about “Supermoon”
“Super moon to bring wild weather to Sydney” – oh no it didn’t.