Politics

Media Circus: Australia votes 2016

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.

Feminist burnout: the toll of continually responding to the news cycle

Late last year, writer Tanya Ashworth contacted me for my answers to some questions she had about the effects of immersing oneself in the background media consumption required to write regularly about feminist issues: the drip-drip-drip of piece after piece of anti-women incident coverage and condescending/fatuous/abusively sexist op-eds. Yesterday she finally managed to get that article published, and my answers are in fine company – Clementine Ford, Van Badham, Lou Heinrich and Viv Smythe: optimism in the face of online abuse.