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 great book? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?
Month: September 2015
Brickbat: GetUp!’s “Can’t See?” alt text
Today’s brickbat has been thoroughly earned by clicktivist campaign group GetUp! with their latest email campaign. The information about the campaign was conveyed as a series of images of text. The alt tags to the images were as follows: “The Plan” “Can’t see?” “Try turning on images”
Media Circus – 5 women in Cabinet
The PM has announced his new Cabinet.
Talk like a pirate day Friday Hoyden: Sayyida al Hurra
It be that time o’ the year once more when we don our arrghs and polish up our mateys for tomorrow’s Talk Like a Pirate Day (19th September). It’s a great time to remind ourselves that women could be just… Read More ›
Friday Hoyden: The Matildas
The Matildas, the Australian women’s football team are currently on strike for a better pay deal. The wage gap between male and female players is staggering.
How To Deny Men’s Sexism
Inspired by a conversation elsewhere… Image description: A rectangle roughly the shape of a book cover, with a sepia background. It is covered with red and black text in the style of the text of the cover of Joanna Russ’s… Read More ›
Abbott-Watch #libspill, get your popcorn
A thread to share anything especially entertaining or infuriating regarding tonight’s Liberal party leadership ballot.
Media Circus: Politicians Of Conviction edition
Veteran left-wing MP Jeremy Corbyn, a strong anti-austerity activist, has been elected leader of the Labour Party by a landslide.
Meanwhile, the Australian Labor Party is still led by Bill Shorten.
What’s piqued your media interests lately?
10 years ago today…
… there was a wee baby blogpost blog, on which a certain tigtog asked so why blog now? Happy 10th birthday, Hoyden About Town!
The 88th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up!
At The Conversationalist, Ju presents DUFC #88! Go have a read. The next edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is planned for 5 October, 2015, and will be hosted by Rebecca at Opinions @ bluebec.com. Submissions to rebecca [dot] dominguez [at] gmail… Read More ›