Captain Bridget Clinch is a pretty awesome woman. It’s because of her that the Australian Defence Force changed its policy, which banned people undergoing or contemplating gender reassignment from serving. She risked the job she loves — the job she’s… Read More ›
Sydney Morning Herald
A Tiny Bright Spot
This has been a pretty damn depressing election campaign for all of us, I think. It’s been filled with bigotry and gossip about ALP internal politics, and there’s been very little analysis of policy or what either major party is… Read More ›
One for the WTF files: SMH cartoon on QANTAS “overbooked babies” error
Why represent women planning to engage in political action as smugglers? In their underwear? And barefoot?
What the hell is your point?
Quickhit: SMH FAIL, Chief Justice Diana Bryant WIN
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the Family Court has granted permission for a 17-year old ftm trans boy to have his breasts removed. Well, sort of: THE Family Court has allowed a 17-year-old girl to have her breasts removed… Read More ›
Sam de Brito to Women– FEMINISM: UR DOIN IT RONG (but don’t worry, you just need a man to set you straight).
Seriously. So, apparently all the men of Australia deserve cookies, becuase they all inevitably become feminists (every last one of them!) when they have daughters (of course, it would be ridiculous to suggest that a man support women’s rights just… Read More ›
The writer and the cartoonist
Helen writes at the Cast Iron Balcony. She’s a blogger, she’s a grinner, she’s a mother, she’s a sinner. She plays her music in the sun. Last year, some cartoons which appeared with two of Miranda Devine‘s articles caught my… Read More ›
What the media isn’t asking about that private hospital birth study (or, Bayes’ Theorem for Dummies)
Have peer review committees just given up on actually including a statistician these days? or do the statisticians need to do more sociology classes?
It’s not “sex”, it’s rape.
And today’s doucheplonker of FAIL award goes to… this Sydney Morning Herald reporter, who managed to write this entire article without once mentioning the word “rape” or “assault”. Instead, she repeatedly labelled these violent gang rapes “sex”.
Women on the front line
Guest Hoyden Mindy also blogs for ecelectic group blog For Battle! This issue is back in the news again, with the announcement that the DSTO is looking at the combat roles available in the army, previously denied to women on… Read More ›
Quick hit: Quentin Bryce honours her radical ancestry (and past) 
Australia’s new Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, today offered a glimpse into her past, demonstrating her respect for feminist history and radicalism. While she participates at least some mainstream beauty rituals in the present – which is, of course, perfectly fine –… Read More ›