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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

An Embuggerance

Author Terry Pratchett has revealed that he has been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. I can only imagine how distressing it must be for someone who has spent his life as a wordsmith to start

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Posted in culture, health, life, sexuality

ALP: Ok to be teh gay, but don’t flaunt it with a ceremony

It’s very disappointing that Attorney-General Robert McClelland has taken an illiberal stand by refusing to permit the ACT government to legitimise commitment ceremonies for same sex couples. It’s even more disappointing that this is apparently a result of promises made

Posted in politics, religion, sexuality, sociology

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

Is Missy Hillary a lipsniger?

I’m surprised that detailed lesbian slurs against Clinton have taken this long to arise, actually, given that her sexual preferences have been questioned since long before Gennifer Flowers’ memoirs put the allegations into print. The fact that the alleged lust

Posted in media, politics, sexuality, sociology

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

Whom, exactly, is Joe de Bruyn representing?

Possibly because it can’t be spun as a story about TEH EVIL UNION BOSSES or something (or at least not the right kind of story, but more of that later), there’s not much debate around the traps on the ALP

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Posted in Lesbian and Gay, media, politics, Relationships, religion

(not) Everybody loves good neighbours…

I read yesterday that one quarter of Australians (or, to be more accurate, one quarter of those surveyed in the Human Beliefs and Values Survey) said they wouldn’t want gay neighbours, according to Love Thy Neighbour: How Much Bigotry is

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Posted in Australiana, culture, Lesbian and Gay, sexuality

Thunderbolts from the heavens?

Legislators in Mexico City are moving towards decriminalising abortion. Scott from Lawyers, Guns and Money makes the central point well: The key question of abortion policy is always not whether women will get abortions, but whether non-affluent women will have

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Posted in Apocalypse, Developing world, feminism, Iraq, Law, Lesbian and Gay, Philosophy, politics, Poverty, religion, USA, War

All In The Timing

Dr John Billings, creator of the Billings Method of contraception, has died in Melbourne at the age of 89. The Billings Method involves calculating the times at which a woman is most likely to become pregnant (I won’t go into

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Posted in activism, Crime, Ethics, feminism, history, Law, life, Parenting, sexuality
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