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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 Hoydens: Lakota and Dakota Grandmothers vs Neo-Nazis

    Four elderly but strong looking indigenous American women stand next to a van. They are holding a captured Nazi flag and cheering in preparation for burning it.

    These women from the Standing Rock Indian Nation in North Dakota are only holding this Nazi flag up to the camera because they’re about to burn it, having captured it from public display on the property of a white supremacist in the nearby very small town of Leith, ND.

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    sun and star trails photographed over the equator at Ecuador

    Because without them we wouldn’t have seasons. Happy September equinox, all.

  • Media Circus: Gleefully Gutting The NBN Edition

    Photo of Australian Parliament House (APH) in Canberra

    First the LNP confirms their downgrade of the NBN to FTTN rather than FTTP, now the entire board of the NBN is offering their resignations (jumping before they’re pushed)?

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

  • 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?

  • Quick Hit: What would it look like…

    Anderson Cooper

    Policymic asks what would it look like if we turned the Daily Mail’s sexism around on men?

  • Thursday Hoyden and Talk Like a Pirate Day Special: Ching Shih

    B&W wood cut of C19th Chinese woman fighting several men.

    In honour of annual Talk Like a Pirate Day, this week’s Friday Hoyden is being brought forward a day, and is the fearsome pirate admiral, Madame Ching Shih.

  • Fetal personhood (“Zoe’s Law”) before NSW Parliament

    A woman standing in front of the US Capitol building holds up a sign displaying a stylised uterus and reading 'Is this mine yet?'

    The stated intent of Zoe’s Law is to allow separate prosecution of injury to a fetus, following the death of Zoe Donegan (stillborn at 32 weeks gestation) in 2009 after Zoe’s mother Brodie was hit by a van. However, the bill has been introduced by an anti-abortion politician, and there are grave concerns about its potential interpretation, particularly “an unborn child is taken to be a living person”. Coalition and ALP members have been granted a conscience vote on Zoe’s law.

  • Today in smackdowns: Matt Yglesias rolls his eyes at Pax Dickinson’s ‘pernicious nonsense’

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    Pax Dickinson, whose employment as CTO at Business Insider was abruptly terminated when the board’s attention was drawn to some of his bigoted jackass tweets and the potential liability risk they could present to the company, had an interview in nymag entitled Pax Dickinson on His Regrets, the Media ‘Witch Hunt,’ and What Women Need to Understand About Men (so not doubling down in any way at all) where Pax shares his fear that “turning [tech] into a politically correct wasteland” will take away “the freewheeling nature of [tech that] leads to innovation [which is] really important to this country and to the world”.

    Matt Yglesias calls bullshit…

  • 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?