Recent Posts - page 99

  • Disability funding: shirking the NDIS is a disgrace

    Eleanor Gibbs has a cracker of an article in New Matilda on the national disgrace that is the continuing roadblocks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme:

  • That Reddit rapist thread

    [Content note: rape culture, sexual violence] Liss put up a counter-thread at Shakesville for rape-survivors and allies to talk about their reactions in a safe-space.

    Take-home message: beware micro-manipulations as part of a flirt routine – if warning bells are ringing, trust the jangling of our spidey-senses.

  • Book Review: Am I Black enough for you? #AWWC2012

    #AWWC2012 Book Review: Am I Black enough for you?

  • Heroic women: Grans lock on

    VicForests has been clearfelling coupes near Toolangi (Mt St Leonard) in the Central Highlands of Victoria. This cool temperate rainforest is part of the tiny remnant which remains to us in this, the most cleared State in Australia. It’s the… Read More ›

  • London Olympics 2012: “Sexy” women’s volleyball and basketball uniforms updated at last

    shot from behind of a female volleyballer in uniform - sleeveless tracksuit top and tight bike shorts

    Some of you oldie Hoydens might remember my 2008 post on Australian Olympics uniforms, Women still the sex class in international elite sports. I thought I’d do a bit of an update on gender and our Aussie uniforms for the 2012 Olympics. And – how often does this happen? – things have actually changed for the better, at least in two sports!

    Most notably, the regulations dictating that all women playing beach volleyball must wear teeny-tiny bikinis has changed. Female beach volleyball players will now have the choice of wearing shorts or bikini bottoms. This change ostensibly took place to enable the participation of more women from countries and cultures which restrict the amount of skin women may show, which is great; it also allows women from other cultures the opportunity to cover up a little more should they so desire.

  • Obligatory London2012 Thread

    A stunt performer dressed as Queen Elizabeth II parachutes into the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony

    Two words: stunt-queen.

  • 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?

  • Acronyms of the Day

    RWA & SDO – two personality traits that prop up the kyriarchy

  • Gamers Against Bigotry

    a beam of light like the Bat Signal but the symbol shown is the RSS symbol

    Game design consultant Ernest W. Adams at Butterflies and Wheels: It’s time for us to force the permanent nine-year-olds to grow up or get out of our games and forums.

  • Well done rationalia forum, you’re my final Skeptic straw

    A page on this blog is now titled “Critical Thinking” instead of its previous title “Skepticism”, because that name has become tarnished by the long-lasting and widespread ‘Skepchicks should STFU’ campaign being waged by so-called “skeptics” and “rationalists” who reject the utility of applying critical thinking to social structures, at least if that critical thinking is being done by feminists.