Yesterday someone threw a bomb out of a car at a group of Aboriginal people at the One Mile Community in Broome, in Western Australia. Four people were injured, one seriously. Can you find it in the news?
Quick link: Adults Who Give Children Guns
From my friend Mel, an Aussie living in Philadelphia:
Adults who give children guns are as bad as adults who give children porn.
This is not madness
TRIGGER WARNING (violence against children).
This is not madness – it’s a sense of entitlement.
How many ways can you get it wrong?
Two main “facts” in the headline. Two main “facts” completely and utterly wrong.
Girls Gone Wild or Wild Women? or: We Never Had Nasty Sluts When I Were A Lad
Reading an article about women’s violence at Schoolies’s Week recently prompted me to pull this languishing post out of my Drafts folder. This snippet exemplifies the phenomenon of low levels of criminal or “disorderly” behaviour by young women being given… Read More ›
Quickhit: “a criminal organisation that hides behind its so-called religious beliefs”
Australian Independent Senator Nick Xenophon takes on Scientology.
More for the “men stand by while other men beat their property” files
Further to the Amazing Race assault post, another example of how men will just stand around while a man beats a woman, so long as they can assume that the woman is the man’s property. Etana at Fatshionista writes “When… Read More ›
Assault and battery on the Amazing Race
Does anyone here keep up with The Amazing Race? I’ve just been completely wigged out by the casual showing of partner-on-partner abuse, including assault and battery. No one on the show said a word or attempted to intervene. Just expected… Read More ›
Kyle and Jackie O re-traumatise a child rape victim on air. (with audio and transcript)
Kyle Sandilands, you’re not just a prat, you’re an abusive douchebag. I have a feeling Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O are going to be getting accolades on the “sensitive” way in which they handled this segment. Kyle and Jackie run… Read More ›
Rally in Canberra September 7: Homebirth: What’s the Crime? Guest post by Janet Fraser
This is a guest post by Janet Fraser, National Convenor of Joyous Birth, the Australian homebirth network, also blogging at Looking Glass Alice. It is cross-posted here. With a background in academia and feminist activism, Janet brings a wealth of… Read More ›