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The best $20 you’ll ever spend?

  On the bookshelf at home a copy of The Rules sits between a book by Donna Tartt and something or rather by Jeanette Winterson. The guide to getting a bloke was left by a former tenant (perhaps she thought

Posted in culture, feminism, levity, sexuality

Nine: we’re still the one… for sexism

It’s summer and one way to pass the time is to watch the cricket. For gals as well as guys. But that entrenched bastion of blokiness, Channel Nine, it appears, is intent on keeping its cricket coverage a blokes only

Posted in feminism, media, television

Julia Gillard, (acting) PM

Well, Julia’s minding the shop while Kevin Rudd is in Bali, the first woman to ever act as PM. I haven’t checked, but I’m sure all the blokes who comment at Catallaxy are having pink fits. As Audrey Apple observes,

Posted in feminism, politics

A project for the Decents

Predictably, I guess, Pamela Bone’s question to Germaine Greer on behalf of ALL DECENT LEFTIES EVERYWHERE (discussed in this post from me and by Helen at the Balcony) didn’t just get play on Andrew Bolt’s blog, but also resulted in…

Posted in activism, blogosphere, feminism, media, Middle East, religion

The back downside of celebrity

Trust internet news bottom feeders Fairfax Online to bring us the story about Jennifer Love Hewitt’s bum. There’s a good analysis of all this at Feministe, where Lauren rightly praises Love Hewitt for taking aim at her critics, and defending

Posted in culture, feminism, health, media, politics, sociology, television

Who’s afraid of Germaine Greer?

In case you missed it, Germaine was in Melbourne over the weekend speaking at a conference on Jane Austen and Comedy organised by blogdom’s own Laura. Helen went along and has all the good oil posted at the Cast Iron

Posted in blogosphere, culture, feminism, media, politics

Sexist bollocks and Nancy Spungen

  Nancy Spungen somehow manages to maintain a MySpace site from the grave. The site, which was probably created by a person fixated on the romantic interpretation of Nancy’s relationship with Sid Vicious, is coloured black and poorly constructed (metaphors

Posted in feminism, music, sexuality

Progressing the Senate

There’s a greater focus on the role of the Senate since the Howard Government gained control of both Houses. That’s a very good thing, and let’s hope it continues. Most of the Senate focus has been on the importance of

Posted in federal election '07, feminism, health, science

Patriarchal passions

This is written by Paul Norton of the LP collective. Today (Thursday) ninemsn’s Passion Pulse poll is asking for responses to the following statement by Julia Gillard: I think people want to see women stepping forward and taking a fair

Posted in federal election '07, feminism, politics

Holidays and unfinished blog business!

I’m going to be away from Brissie for about a week – visiting a friend who lives outside Toowoomba (and expecting to freeze!) – so won’t be around the intertubes though I’ll be scheduling the Saturday Salon post before I

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Posted in culture, Developing world, feminism, life, Notices, Women

So, is it OK?

crossposted at Hoyden About Town and at Feministe Feminist bloggers Jessica, Amanda, Twisty and Violet Socks (and Melissa too!) have all written about this article: Is it OK to Demand An*l S*x? (asterisks for the benefit of corporate filters). The

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Posted in feminism, Relationships, sexuality, Women


A new study, whose findings were released today, provides further evidence to suggest that there is no link between induced abortion and breast cancer. A 2003 international expert panel convened by the National Cancer Institute reviewed and assessed research regarding

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Posted in feminism, health, Medicine, politics, science

I'm a dedicated black one piece fan

…But that’s my business really. Women are either hussies or oppressed. Either way, we’re objects for a lot of folks. Go read all about the incredible tale of a Muslim woman who was reduced to a symbol of teh Islamic

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Posted in culture, feminism, religion

Cyber choice activism for Australian-Americans

Yes, we do exist! 🙂 Tigtog wrote last week about the reactionary Supreme Court decision in Gonzales v. Carhart. If you’re an American citizen, and are concerned, you should urge your Senator and Congressperson to co-sponsor and support Barbara Boxer

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Posted in activism, feminism, Law, politics

The US Supreme Court's ruling on Gonzales v. Carhart

In light of certain special interest groups who expect our current federal government to follow the lead of the Bush administration, an important point needs to be made widely known: the new abortion decision from the US Supreme Court will

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Posted in feminism, Law, Medicine, Parenting, politics
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