Recent Posts - page 25

  • Friday Hoyden: Emma Goldman

    B&W early C20th of young white woman.

    Emma Goldman was a Russian Jewish immigrant to the USA, who spent her life being persecuted for her work campaigning for the rights of workers and marginalised groups of all kinds.

  • Life at 9: discussion thread

    Life at 5: group shot of parents and children

    Here we are at Life at Nine already. How quickly they grow up! The ABC’s documentary series tracking the growth and development of a sample cross-section of Australian children only appears every two years. The two episodes of this edition are designated ‘Independence’ and ‘Creativity’.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

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    Our Open Thread this weekend is hosted by an otter with a ball.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.

  • The 75th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up!

    In blue on a white background, the DUFC logo: in a square with rounded corners, there is the female/feminine symbol; with the Southern Cross inside, above which it says 'Down Under' and below 'Feminists Carnival'.

    All the details on the latest edition and how to submit to the next one!

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    otterday-weblogo1-150x150

    Our Open Thread this weekend is hosted by an otter with a ball.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.

  • Whimsy

    bee puppy

    It’s cold outside, so spend time inside looking at these things instead. Or at least it is cold here. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.

  • Procedure Fail: WisCon, Feminism and Safe Spaces

    anti_harassment

    Readers who are already part of SF fandom have probably seen a lot of this WisCon 38 fallout already, but since this sort of institutional memory-holing of relevant history regarding serial harassers is precisely the sort of social convention that serial harassers rely upon in order to keep getting away with what they do, alongside the fallacy that harassers are obvious deviants who could never be part of my well-ordered community (when in fact they are commonly those with the well-liked/respected status to be given the benefit of the doubt when/if reports are made against them), it’s worth reading about the mistakes of communities with which one isn’t familiar so that one can learn about patterns to watch out for and procedural standards which need to be known and practised by decision-makers.

  • Media Circus: Hockeynomics edition

    Photo of Australian Parliament House (APH) in Canberra

    Good news everybody! Our esteemed Treasurer Joe Hockey just told the Kiwis that the Australian economy is not in crisis nor even in trouble!

    What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

  • QOTD: Neutrality is not neutral. Neutrality supports the status quo.

    A woman in early twentieth century dress, gazing into a yawning chasm 5000 feet deep, Moran's Point. (c1902-1903) rift

    [Content Note: discussion of graphic rape threats and links to posts that quote them]
    the way you personally feel about rape threats is irrelevant. What’s relevant is how you behave when they happen. When you support and promote the work of someone who makes rape threats, you are tolerating rape threats.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    otterday-weblogo1-150x150

    Our Open Thread this weekend is hosted by an otter with a ball.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.