Culture

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Prostitots and babywhores

I blogged a while back about the disturbing trend of sexualised dolls as toys for little girls. There’s a very interesting article in the SMH on Turning Girls Into Eye Candy. “We can’t allow marketers to colonise this nor should… Read More ›

417 – this is sport?

There’s a lot that can be said about the Cheney shooting incident, but this is the one point that just keeps on making me say “huh?” The quail that Cheney’s party were shooting were pen raised, with no natural survival… Read More ›

So, am I a prophet?

Having blogged aboutabortionrightsrather a lot,I’m glad that Tony Abbott no longer has veto power over the importation of RU486. Back in November, I blogged that I doubted the Australian Parliament voting for a more pro-choice position on RU486 against John… Read More ›

Be vewwy vewwy qwiet…

Keep up to date with Firedoglake – pretty much live-blogging the unfolding Cheney croney-shoot scandal. Image from Firedoglake For extra-chewy goodness, Amanda at Pandagon argues persuasively against another blogger’s premise that conservativism is about limited government.

Sunday, Darwin Sunday

Happy Darwin Day! Today is Darwin’s birthday, and many American churches are having an Evolution Sunday to sermonise about the harmony that can exist between faith and science. I recommend hieing thee to Pharyngula, where PZ will undoubtedly mark the… Read More ›

High-school homophobia

So my son, who turns 13 in a few months, started in high-school last week. This week, a class was disrupted when the teacher left for five minutes and a scuffle broke out between two boys. One boy had been… Read More ›