I spent last Friday meeting many wonderful women before and after this Feminist Writers Festival panel discussion. Our chair @bluemilk had prepared some great starting points, the audience was engaging and asked some really interesting questions, so the hour just flew by.
Month: August 2016
The 45th Federal Parliament of Australia should be interesting. As in ancient curse/benison “interesting”.
But as the Canberra politicians put on their solemnest faces today, the world keeps turning: what news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
I haven’t been letting myself feel bad-tempered enough about all the world’s bullshit.
An article has appeared in today’s Conversation suggesting that doctors need training to feel confident in bringing up their patients’ “excess weight”, so they can broach the topic more, including with patients who have come to see them for something… Read More ›
[Content Note: homophobia, homophobic oppression, trivialisation of homophobia]
“The Daily Beast Just Violated Queer Athletes, Gay Space, and Journalistic Standards in One Fell Swoop”
“Jokes about socially unacceptable things aren’t just “jokes.” They [normalise] that unacceptable thing, [telling] the people who agree with you that, yes, this is an okay thing to talk about.”
All the details on the latest edition and how to submit to the next one.
PRATT: Point Refuted A Thousand Times.
PRATT sums up nearly everything about certain people and ideologies, on and off the internet, that most annoys me.