It’s a super quick House of Representatives survey!
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 ›
The new ‘I Do’ ad for marriage equality
Remember how I wrote a post about the experiences of filming an ad advocating marriage equality the other day? Well, it’s out now from the good people at the I Do campaign. It features Mim, her family, and me, if you can spot us!
Hoydens About Town Hall
Mim, her daughter, her mother, and I spent a very, very, very long afternoon filming a new ad advocating same-sex marriage with Australian Marriage Equality and GetUp!. Let me tell you all about it. The organisers had kept the specifics… Read More ›
Girls Not Brides, a new campaign against child marriage
From the press release: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Gro Brundtland and Mary Robinson will draw global attention to the neglected issue of child marriage during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York, 19-23 September. […] Each year, an… Read More ›
Femmostroppo Reader February 3, 2011
Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. I deliberately didn’t link to lots of coverage of Australian natural disasters or the Egyptian uprisings, because there’s just so much to sort through. What else did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.
BFTP: Slash and Teh Magick Testicles of Perspicacity
Like all good evolutionary psychologists who focus on gender, Don hasn’t bothered to talk to any actual *whispers* women. Especially not to any women who write and/or study this, erm, *whispers* smut. Because women can’t define their own experience, can’t tell their own stories, can’t have any useful insights into their own motivations. Because women’s fan academia doesn’t really exist in any meaningful sense, not until chest-beaters come along and put their stamp of Knowledge onto it. Because women’s culture is there to be picked apart with tweezers and analysed with a touch of distanced fascination, a modicum of distaste, and a whopping serve of wilful ignorance. For lo, he has Teh Magick Testicles of Perspicacity. Here, let him show you them.
Waiting for Mr Right or taking Mr He’ll do?
Women who have failed to find their perfect partner by the age of 30 should give up their search for Mr Right and settle instead for Mr Right Now, an American author has claimed. Older, single women often deny themselves… Read More ›
Femmostroppo Reader – January 11, 2010
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments. Storm’s a-Comin’ – Tim Minchin’s Storm is getting animated (by a Skepchick). Woot! Teachers know decimals… Read More ›
Slash and Teh Magick Testicles of Perspicacity
Via glandujakiss and sqbr. You don’t even have to know anything about slash to get a few giggles and more than a few eyerolls out of this interview with evolutionary psychologist Don Symons, author of Warrior Lovers: Erotic Fiction, Evolution… Read More ›