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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

Horrifying statistic of the day

Apparently only 17 nations in the world legally recognise marital rape as a crime (from a 1997 UNICEF survey but the situation hasn’t changed much). (via Feministing, describing how women in Saudi Arabia are fighting for legal recognition of marital

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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

Demography? Destiny? Decline of TEH WEST?

Since people on the other thread wanted to get all Spenglerian on me, perhaps a demography thread is timely, particularly with the release of Peter Costello’s latest Inter-generational report. Fertility, obviously, being his signature issue. I can’t put my fundamental

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Posted in Economics, feminism, immigration, politics, sociology

Shake it up!

The blog formerly known as Shakespeare’s Sister has an interesting post from Mr Shakes on why men should get over the idea that feminism constitutes a threat to them, and embrace it as, well, just humanism.

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Posted in culture, feminism, politics, sociology

A great woman

South Australian Liberal Senator Jeannie Ferris has died in a Canberra hospital after a battle with cancer. Senator Ferris was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2005 and had been receiving treatment at the Canberra Hospital for the past several weeks.

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Posted in feminism, life, politics
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