The news has come in that the “female scientists” Lego set, produced after a huge grassroots campaign and petition from parents who wanted more variety in female minifigs, will only exist as a limited edition set. Despite selling out almost immediately, it will not be released as a standard line.
The Totally Esoteric Cocktail Party
It looks like we need a spillover thread from the Totally Esoteric Thread, since Hildy and tigtog have lots to talk about regarding biomechanics, and I really want to ask kittehserf why that particular Louis. Feel free to chat, mingle,… Read More ›
Time to End the Valorisation of Ignorance
The federal government is quite open about its plans to interfere with the independence of academic research, and to shut down according to its whim any research they fancy that falls outside a narrow selection of medicine and technology projects. I hope the only reason that this hasn’t been howled down instantly is that we haven’t yet processed what this really means.
Quick Link: Public Education On Principle
From Allison Benedikt at Slate comes this delightfully provocatively phrased piece, “If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person”. This seems like a conversation that is worth having.
Quick Hit – on Ethics classes.
An 11 year old put FN in his place.
Happy Birthday, Sesame Street
As you may have noticed if you’ve used Google recently, this week marks the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, an educational children’s show that has always attempted to be promote diversity and understanding. While it has not always been perfect… Read More ›
Friday Hoyden: Roxanne Shante
Roxanne Shante – a teen rapper in the 1980s – had a contract with Warner Music. It included a clause that the company would pay for Shante’s education for the rest of her life.
Tom Calma: Indigenous Advisory Body to have Full Gender Equality at All Levels
Tom Calma, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, announced today at the National Press Club the proposed formation of a new national advisory body to bring the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to the Minister,… Read More ›
We are dying
We are dying, and apparently it’s our own damn fault. As pointed to by Deborah in the latest Otterday thread, scooter users in Australia are dying. We are dying because footpaths obstructed by cars and tree prunings and rubbish force… Read More ›
Oh, I luff him. And I luff his sense of wonder, of infinite possibilities. The Lad, age six, has just hatched one of these Growing Lizard Egg Pets, which he bought with five dollars of his pocket money on an… Read More ›