Politics

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.

Media Circus: No More Knights And Dames Edition

Although isn’t it lovely that we do at least now have a Queen of the Sport of Kings? Kudelka nails the much more important announcement that this week’s distractions have successfully pushed off the media cycle’s agenda.

What’s piqued your media interests lately?

Unhappy data retention day

This morning, Australia’s mandatory 2 year data retention regime began. Internet activity through Australian ISPs including mobile phone providers is now recorded.