In an age in which the traditional forms of ingroup hatred of outgroups (based on tribalism, race, nationality, religion, and so on) are no longer socially acceptable on a wide scale, are people seeking new outlets (albeit on a lower level) for the same old hatreds?
“Virginity tests for immigrants ‘reflected dark age prejudices’ of 1970s Britain”
A fantastic collection of posts has already been published and collated for BADD 2011 over at Diary Of A Goldfish, and there will definitely be more to come.
It’s not too late to write one yourself, if you were thinking of it and haven’t managed it yet. May 1st is a suggestion, everybody understands about clashing priorities and perhaps your spoons allocation.
I’ve blogged before about the fight to get breastfeeding included in Western Australia’s anti-discrimination legislation. That fight is logged below – now, for purely historical reasons! Because today, finally, the Equal Opportunity Amendment Bill 2009 passed the Upper House of… Read More ›
Don’t miss Dr Rhonda Galbally on the National Press Club next week! Wednesday 7th October, ABC, 12:30 pm. Excerpt from the NPC website: Dr Galbally will present evidence from Shut Out – a report recently released by the National People… Read More ›
Remember the Perth rally against breastfeeding discrimination back in April? Mandy Crabtree was ejected from a cafe for requesting to breastfeed her baby, and the Premier responded to public outcry by saying that women should breastfeed in a “discreet, modern… Read More ›
I’ve just read this book (which my kids “chose” for me as a prezzie), penned by the redoubtable Colleen McCullough. In it she examines the life of the Bennet sisters twenty years after the events of Pride and Prejudice, especially… Read More ›
Because if you use your primary email account, one where your user id might contain your full name and perhaps other identifying details in your sign-off block, you might be setting yourself up for cyberstalking woes. There are weird folks… Read More ›
It’s a start. TOKYO (AP) – Japan’s parliament voted Friday to recognize the Ainu ethnic group as the country’s indigenous people for the first time and urged steps to reverse a century of discrimination and poverty. The votes in both… Read More ›