This is the 62nd monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together June 2013 feminist posts from writers living in Australia and New Zealand.
Gillard departs graciously
Julia Gillard is incredibly brave, astoundingly resilient, one of the toughest people we have seen in The Lodge. Through all the difficulties of her prime ministership she was stoic, dignified, composed, resilient. She departed in that style on Wednesday night…. Read More ›
Media Circus: 1st Tuesday in November edition
Racing around the track in Melbourne and to the polls in the USA, Budget projections, the expanding Jimmy Savile investigation and more. What else has piqued your media interests lately?
Dic abuse – prescriptivists vs descriptivists rematch – ‘misogyny’ definition edition
When you get to my age seeing the pearl-clutchers swoon angrily over dictionaries having the temerity to change something gets old, especially when it’s yet another round of people just showing that they don’t understand what lexicographers actually do.
When is anger allowed?
If you raise these issues when Gillard is riding high, you are accused of trying to bring her down. If you raise the issue when Gillard is trailing in the polls you are accused of trying to destroy her chances. If you raise these issues when everything is going smoothly then you are accused of rocking the boat.
Quick Hit: Again! Again! That horse can’t be dead.
Leadership tensions again. And again and again.
What do I want from #respill today? Another hung parliament, please
For the last two decades of Federal and State elections, I have been voting strategically for a hung parliament (in both Houses) every time. In 2010, enough of my fellow citizens did the same that a hung Federal parliament was finally what we got.
Homophobia and racism: the Australian media prove they can do two things at once
There was a bit of a controversy on Sunday when The Daily Telegraph, which is apparently still passing for a newspaper, put up a story called “PM Julia Gillard and Senator Pansy Wong – a reluctant embrace of an emotive… Read More ›
Feminism – we’re doin it rong #1568454876
Feminists deserting the Prime Minister?
Q&A – counterpoints, ambush and ripostes
Her responses to questions about the Allan Jones Ju-Liar episode, the outrage regarding carbon pricing and the latest round of Rudd being out of control claims were calm yet sharp and where possible good-humoured without being flippant.
Then came the Julian Assange video question. Is it really the place of the national broadcaster to set up an ambush effort that network tabloid current affairs programs would be dubious about?