Welcome to the 69th Down Under Feminists Carnival. This month read some of the best posts from January 2014.
formal, eclectic, iconoclastic, autodidactic – all the ways we learn
Today in Tangential Learning: the smell of chloroform
As part of following PZ Myer’s account of a campaign against him on campus from the editor(s) of a right-wing student newspaper, I have learnt what chloroform smells like, and it smells like something present in every office and classroom and most private homes.
Then I searched online for a bit more information about chloroform…
Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014
My reading list for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014.
Reimagining the C.W.A.
Guest Post by Alex Skud Bayley
…mutual support, community service, skill-building, learning about issues facing women both locally and overseas, and advocacy on behalf of women. So far so good! So why is it that, on the whole, the Country Women’s Association is so ossified?
The Totally Esoteric Thread (and follow-up on ARC funding cuts)
While we sit around waiting for someone with some political muscle to actually weigh in on the issue of ARC funding cuts and the disrespect being shown to expertise, let us occupy ourselves in a positive way by opening up eilish’s suggested Totally Esoteric Thread. Please take this opportunity to share with the rest of us which esoteric pocket you can be popped into, especially if you are generally a lurker, and let’s find out what we, collectively, know.
Time to End the Valorisation of Ignorance
The federal government is quite open about its plans to interfere with the independence of academic research, and to shut down according to its whim any research they fancy that falls outside a narrow selection of medicine and technology projects. I hope the only reason that this hasn’t been howled down instantly is that we haven’t yet processed what this really means.
Signal Boost: Making Airwaves
Windgap Foundation has partnered with Eastside Radio 89.7FM, theatre professionals and DJs to develop the ‘Making Airwaves’ project, an opportunity for people with an intellectual disability to learn radio presentation and production skills, creating their own radio show to be aired on International Day of People with Disability, 3 December 2013.
Today in tigtog is pedanticer than most: gargoyle vs grotesque
Architecture: all gargoyles are grotesques, but not all grotesques are gargoyles.
Can HECS debt be privatised?
According to Matt Cowgill, potentially yes, but there aren’t any good reasons to do so.
Friday Hoyden: Ada Lovelace Day 2013
It was the fourth Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday this week (juuuust missed posting on the day), celebrating women’s achievements in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields. Did you go to any Ada Lovelace Day events this year? Tell us about it if you did.