Recent Posts - page 101

  • On not buying into the LULZer playbook at FtB (or anywhere) #WeLoveFTB

    a silver monkey bares its fangs aggressively

    In a truly rational world, it might be possible to substantively and productively explore the pros and cons of competing positions in good faith and reach a nuanced understanding and a mutually satisfying path forward. Unfortunately the “don’t give disproportionate emphasis to sexism” side has basically been hijacked by a bunch of bad faith contrarians…

  • Otterday! And Open Thread.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Media Circus: asylum seeker impasse

    Photo of Australian Parliament House (APH) in Canberra

    Everything about the way that our pundits are demonising boat-arriving asylum seekers while pumping out crocodile tears over drowned families is disingenuous,the way that most of our politicians are pandering to them is despicable, and the debate this week is framed around not even asking the right questions. Please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis elsewhere, on any current sociopolitical issue.

  • F F F F*


    Oh FFS.

  • Appreciation or Appropriation?

    hello kitty

    Appreciation or appropriation? You decide.

  • Thursday Internet Tradition: Soon! Soon? Soon…

    Text reading 'Aware of all Internet traditions' superimposed on typewriter

    Hoydens are aware of all Internet traditions! But we share our hard-won cultural knowledge! This week, something awaits…

  • Blogkeeping


    The parent theme which powers the Hoyden theme was just updated, so a few things might look mildly different. Please let me know if you find anything important missing or malfunctioning.

  • 6 Books: Dava Sobel

    A pile of books

    Her list of six books that ignited her passion for space, scientific exploration and adventure from Radio National’s Top Shelf segment. What books were ignition points for you? Most of mine had something to do with histories.

  • Vale Nora Ephron

    screenwriter and film director Nora Ephron

    A warm and moving tribute from Melissa Silverstein at Women & Hollywood. I’m sitting here reeling from the news that Nora Ephron has died. No one even knew she was sick and now she is gone.

  • “Abigail’s age has been raised.”

    A young woman of mixed race, in Puritan costume, clasps her hands and looks up.

    Arthur Miller’s The Crucible has meant so much to so many people. As a parable about state control, or without its political dimension, as an examination of the power dynamics within a closed society, or of an individual working through guilt to find something valuable in themselves. In fictionalising the lives of the real people involved, however, Miller raised Abigail’s age from eleven to seventeen. It may be time to think about his motives and the implications of the changes he made.