Category Archives: Feminism

WAGs and Toxic Male Norms

  Cassie Lane, former girlfriend of (I don’t really know who he is but apparently he is an important football star, who he is doesn’t really matter so just insert “Important Male Star” in here) has released a memoir detailing … Continue reading

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Turnbull’s laugh

During an interview with Fran Kelly this morning on Radio National in regards to the federal budget, Malcom Turnbull did something which surprised me greatly. When Kelly pushed him on a particular issue, Turnbull uttered a very quick and subtle laugh … Continue reading

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Living, doing and having (more) time

Lately I have a new perspective on the things around me. Perhaps it is a matter of never having enough time to accomplish the things I want to do with my life, but I am starting to see everything in … Continue reading

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From boys to men

“There were two key reasons why every indigenous community developed rites of passage for their boys and girls. The first was to create a shift from child behaviour to healthy adult behaviour. So child behaviour in a boy is what … Continue reading

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Julia Gillard, too prepared for her own case

In law school, one of the messages about successful trial preparation is prepare, prepare and prepare. However, apparently this does not bear well if you are a witness at your own Royal Commission, at least if you are a woman, former … Continue reading

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Julie Bishop doesn’t need feminism

Apparently Julie Bishop isn’t a “feminist”. Well of course not, Julie Bishop doesn’t really need feminism. It’s a bit like being well off and saying that you don’t believe in income support (hmm, sounds like someone else’s political line). Julie, … Continue reading

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Conceptual shifts in thinking

If we want to get anywhere with social change, we are likely to need to be able to contemplate a life and space in which this change has occurred, however radical. Davina Cooper’s “Everyday Utopias: The Conceptual Life of Promising … Continue reading

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