The Matildas, the Australian women’s football team are currently on strike for a better pay deal. The wage gap between male and female players is staggering.
making a difference
Thousands of people around Australia marched this past weekend to express their dissatisfaction and disgust with the Abbott government.
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
Guest Post by Alex Skud Bayley
…mutual support, community service, skill-building, learning about issues facing women both locally and overseas, and advocacy on behalf of women. So far so good! So why is it that, on the whole, the Country Women’s Association is so ossified?
A large network of events is planned for this coming Sunday 17 November to send a message that Australians want action to combat climate change.
This week I turned 50. Various nice people are doing nice things for me, which is nice.
If you too would like to do something that will make me feel warm and fuzzy …
So. $25,000 donated to RAINN by Kickstarter, a new Kickstarter policy banning “seduction guides,” and an apology from Hoinsky along with a commitment to work with anti-violence organizations while rewriting his book.
I don’t know how else to say this: Internet activism matters. The next time someone tries to give you shit for “just blogging” or “just signing petitions,” point them to this and dozens of other examples of small things adding up to make a big difference.
How did a day that grew from West Virginian Mothers’ Work Days from 1858 onwards (where mothers worked together to improve their community), and Mothers’ Friendship Days from 1865 (to promote harmony between former opponents in the Civil War), become what we celebrate now as Mother’s Day?
See the difference that apostrophe position makes?
This year’s Pamela Denoon Lecture at the ANU in Canberra will be given by Clementine Ford on the topic “Misogyny, Power and the Media”.
6:30pm, Wednesday 6 March, free and open to the public.
Link round up for the 5th Anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generation [edited ~M]
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