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  • Quick Hit: If she was a man

    would this even be a story at all?

  • Quick Hit – Women like group s*x too

    Good for us. I’m a little concerned about some of his other findings though. Like this: Women don’t feel judged or watched by society the way Australian men are feeling. Perhaps not in the way that men are feeling, but… Read More ›

  • Tai Chi and Christianity – are they really incompatible?

    Now, I’m no expert on either Tai Chi or Christianity but that’s never stopped me having an opinion before.;) So when I read this story about a group of mainly senior citizens being thrown out of a church hall for practicing… Read More ›

  • Quick Hit – Keira Knightly domestic violence ad banned from UK cinemas.

    Because it’s too violent. What do they think domestic violence is? Link to article with embedded video here. I just watched it and it is quite graphic and disturbing. If you are a survivor of domestic violence then you may… Read More ›

  • Word of the Day – Hyperbole

    Hyperbole (pronounced /ha??p??b?li/ hye-PER-buh-lee; “HYE-per-bowl” is a common mispronunciation) comes from ancient Greek “????????” (meaning excess or exaggeration) and is a figure of speech in which statements are exaggerated. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create… Read More ›

  • OMG, Michelle Obama has arms!

    Just look at them, they go all the way up to her shoulders. Apparently, Michelle Obama appearing in a sleeveless dress for her official portrait has got conservative American up in arms (ha! see what I did there). I mean really, she’s young, she has lovely arms why shouldn’t she show them off? Why does showing her arms make her the target of conservatives accusing her of impropriety*? What is wrong with arms?

  • Responses to Bettina

    There were a number of great responses to the blather put out by Bettina on sex in marriage and women’s “fragile” libidos and I have gathered together a few of them here for those that may not have seen them. There are quite a few people out there who don’t agree with Bettina, and gosh they write well. Enjoy.

  • I should have known better

    but I clicked onto Sam de Brito’s blog anyway because I was bored. I skipped the whole ‘fat bottom’ thing and went to look at the post with the piccy of Julia Gillard (our deputy PM for our OS readers)…. Read More ›

  • Valentine’s Day is for the menz!

    Apparently, ladies, we are expecting far too much on Valentine’s Day and are just selfish, selfish, selfish! We should be, according to this little spiel, be secretly arranging for him to have the day off on Friday (and three of… Read More ›

  • Food for thought

    PJ, a personal trainer in Brunswick has decided to stack on 40kg (on his current 80kg) and maintain that weight for 3 months, then lose it through diet and exercise at the gym with his clients, so that he can understand what they are going through. Interesting idea.