Image Source: Matt Harding, el bailarín trotamundos de YouTube, en Madrid This guy, Matt Harding, went travelling and shot video of himself doing a silly dance, that ended up on the internet. That ended up getting some chewing gum company’s… Read More ›
All time favourite
Come to Australia, you might accidentally get killed! The song is “Deadly Animals”, by Australian comedy musical duo The Scared Weird Little Guys (aka the Scaredies), and it’s all over the Intertubes (my second cousin just posted it to us… Read More ›
Racist talk and sexual harassment escalating in the Big Brother Australia house
After posting about racism, sexism, assault, and the differences in response between BB UK and BB Australia, I missed Big Brother on Friday night. And oh boy, did I miss something. Terri, avowed Pauline Hanson supporter, “joking” about Nobbi’s “slanted”,… Read More ›
The Inaugural Down Under Feminists Carnival
Hoyden About Town is proud to present the first edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival! I hope you enjoy this spectacular buffet of feminist writing. The Down Under Feminists Carnival is open to feminist submissions from any blog based… Read More ›
Femmostroppo Awards for 2007: A Retrospective
Hoyden About Town is pleased to present: The FemmobolshoStroppo Awards: A 2007 Retrospective! You can see the nomination thread here. Bear in mind that this wasn’t a democratic vote. Our idiosyncratic nomination and selection process has resulted in a list… Read More ›
“I’m better because I’m whiter”: Top Model
Australia’s Next Top Model is on again. These models were put on the spot, asked to name name five things that made them a better model than the woman standing next to them. Alexandra identifies her strengths: “I’m taller, I’m… Read More ›
“Death twice as likely by caesarean”?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: No discussion of reproductive justice is complete without attention to birthing and birthing care. A blithe, shallow, naive focus on “reproductive choice” is not enough. We don’t have free choice in… Read More ›
Why are caesarean section rates increasing so rapidly?
[image source] I just placed this comment at Andrew Leigh’s blog, but I thought I would open up the floor here. Commenter conrad asked about the rapid increase in cesarean section and birth intervention rates in Australia: Just out of… Read More ›
Launching: Holla Back Australia!
Women have been exposing their harassers and attackers on Hollaback NYC and the other North American Hollabacks for three years now. So sajbrfem and I have decided to launch: Holla Back Australia! It’s empty right now, of course – so… Read More ›
Ralph readers vote Julia Gillard deputy sex object of the year
[image source: the Age] Via the fabulous Ms Fits at Reasons You Will Hate Me, our Deputy PM Julia Gillard has been voted Australia’s Second Sexiest Woman – by readers of puerile supersoftcore fapmag Ralph. Gillard laughed it off. What… Read More ›