This is my first post for NaBloPoMo 2016, and I’m cheating a bit by reusing something I wrote a few weeks ago for a friend. I hope others might find it helpful too.
ethics & philosophy
ideals, breaches, disappointments and inspirations
Grabbing somebody is Assault, and sexual touch makes it Sexual Assault. Stop minimising this. #rapeculture101
These Trump surrogates’ blank stares when “grabbing women by the pussy” is accurately described to them as sexual assault are just particularly high-profile examples of how most of the world refuses to recognise sexual assault for what it is.
Maybe [the press] should take a little deeper look into the underlying lack of trust in all institutions instead of attributing the numbers to alleged character flaws of individuals.
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.
[Content Note: homophobia, homophobic oppression, trivialisation of homophobia]
“The Daily Beast Just Violated Queer Athletes, Gay Space, and Journalistic Standards in One Fell Swoop”
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.
What might Hillary really be thinking? How about Michelle?
Here in Oz, buckle up for more Brandis Equivocation-Watch.
Need a last minute guide and cheat sheet generator to take into the polling booth (and know which polling place near you has the oughta-be-obligatory Democracy Sausage sizzle happening)? Here’s the links you need.