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  • Otterday! And Open Thread.

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    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?

  • Friday Hoyden: Hellena in Aphra Behn’s “The Rover”

    white and gold carnival mask on green silk

    The Rover is one of the all-time great Restoration comedies. One of the greatest silly romps of any era of playwriting, in fact, because it has everything: disguises, sword fights, carnival, a girl dressed as a boy, thwarted lovers, drunken shenanigans, sex, danger and a jilted courtesan. And its heroine, Hellena, is the ultimate witty wench.

  • Storify CEO enables a stalker and thinks it’s no big deal

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    “There is no plausible way that Xavier Damman doesn’t know that he alerted a stalker to a conversation [taking] place about him. There is no plausible way that Xavier Damman doesn’t know that he sent a list of people who care about online stalking to a known online stalker.”

  • Abbott Watch: they’re coming thick and fast

    a red/white/blue poster done in the style of the Barack Obama "Audacity of Hope" posters. The image is of Tony Abbott, and in block letters underneath, it says "NOPE"

    In the interests of sound record-keeping, here is a collation of some of the awful, awful things Tony Abbott has been saying since the federal election date was set. Get ready to be set reeling by the way he is capable of being offensive in so many directions at once, but also remind yourself that this is just in the past week.

  • Sydney Femmosphere Meetup: Sunday August 18 in Enmore, come one, come all

    Aerial view of Sydney harbour and surrounds from the north

    There will be a Hoyden and Femmosphere meetup in Enmore on Sunday August 18 at 12 noon. See you there!

  • Solidarity is for White Women Storified

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    #solidarityisforwhitewomen time for us white women to sit down, shut up and listen

  • Otterday! And Open Thread.

    otterday-weblogo1-150x150

    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?

  • Rifts getting riftier: naming and shaming the harassers

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    Well, this got interesting fast. The floodgates appear to be opening in the atheoskeptosphere with regard to people deciding that keeping names out of the we-need-anti-harassment-policies discussion wasn’t doing much good for effecting change.

    While we’re talking about workplace and convention harassment incidents (particularly amongst the groups for which conventions are also workplaces), I’ve been meaning to link to this excellent post from last month about why conventions are harassment hotspots (there’s Science! on this).

  • The 63rd 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!

  • Media Circus: The Vote Compass Edition

    Photo of Australian Parliament House (APH) in Canberra

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

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