Recent Posts - page 393

  • Welcome, oldfeminist, to the bloggy world!

    I’d like to welcome oldfeminist’s new blog, and recommend it to you all. Oldfeminist is an old Hoydenizen with a new name. Tigtog and I are both personal friends with oldfeminist, originally meeting in another net-place far from here in… Read More ›

  • Quickhit: the latest evpsych nonsense on wimminz loving fat wallets

    Unless you can include non-existent cultures that have complete liberation for women and complete economic equality, all you’re proving is that in cultures where one sex is at an economic disadvantage to the other, the sex with the economic advantage can leverage it on the dating market. That’s it.

  • The fast track to devil worship: Humanist ethics in public schools

    I wrote a while back about Special Religious Education (SRE) in State schools in Australia. The are problems both with the concept itself, and with the State-by-State implementation. WA Today reports that some Victorian students may soon have access to… Read More ›

  • Marches against Conroy’s Web Filter today

    The weather is clearing here in Sydney, just in time for the marches against Conroy’s ham-fisted plan to cripple internet access for ordinary Australians. There are marches organised for all capital cities, the earliest will be Brisbane’s starting at 11am… Read More ›

  • 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 great book? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Go look at the moon.

    Full moon and perigee are coinciding this month – go check out the biggest, brightest moon since 1993. Last time this happened, we went down to the beach and proved that we really could read newsprint by moonlight with sunglasses… Read More ›

  • Mailbag: Junk mail and Code breaches

    I was poking through my junk mail, which has multiplied with the advent of the Season of Consumerism. And I thought I’d share some tidbits. Dick Smith: anyone for “massage”? I’m guessing this is even legal in Texas! “Rechargable Hydra… Read More ›

  • The Queensland Police say I’d be a crim…

    …. if I so much as watched the baby-swinging video. (Please don’t post any direct links to the material here.) In a statement, Queensland Police said the term “child-abuse material” even extended to clips in which a child “appears” to… Read More ›

  • How utterly bizarre

    The Guidelines page has just disappeared. I edited it only last week, perhaps I did something weird, but it’s not there any more. It will be back sometime soon, but in the meantime apologies to anyone who was looking for… Read More ›

  • Thursday Cheezburger

    Runnerup: “Do I look like the blue bird of happiness?” Post your favourite cheez-o’-t’-week here. [Use a link to the full page or the embed code, not just the image, and wait for admin image magic.]