Tag Archives: feminism

A darker shade of pink

The rape of an employed woman in a dark alley in Potts Point last month is a warning that women’s emancipation will take a terrible human toll. The 25-year-old Paralegal was walking down Victoria Street to buy food at 8.30pm when a man forced her into the alley between two terrace houses. It is unclear […]

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“Lean In”, Sheryl Sandberg: Gender and Career

Lean In, by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, is a discussion of how gender affects today’s white-collar workplace, particularly with regard to women. Sandberg draws upon her own experiences, her conversations with other professionals, and a vast body of research, to explore the many dynamics affecting working men and women. Lean In is an excellent read […]

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The Unintended Consequences of an Abbott Government

On September 7 it is likely Australians will deliver Tony Abbott and his Coalition a majority in the House of Representatives, making Mr. Abbott Australia’s 28th Prime Minister. There are many reasons to opt for this outcome: people are disappointed with Labor and tired of the political circus of the last few years. Yet we […]

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On the Accessibility of Feminism (revised)

The comments on this post have been really great for helping me to think more deeply about this. Some parts of the original post I’ve edited to reflect my meaning better, or to soften plain inflammatory statements. I’ve also added footnotes to indicate how others’ comments have added to my understanding and perhaps changed my […]

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the hunger games

Books 16,17,18: “The Hunger Games Trilogy”, Suzanne Collins

I read the three Hunger Games books in as many days. This was a bit awkward. The movie was so big and well-known, the books almost as much, and here I was being very mainstream and uncool. I guess that’s what happens when one is in Adelaide and not Melbourne. Because of the books’ popularity, […]

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Book 14: “Motherhood”, Anne Manne

Allow me to begin with an analogy. Let’s pretend you are a cyclist. You’re trying to decide which route to take to your destination. The obvious option is to take the road, to face off against the cars and the pollution and struggle in a game that is based on their laws and their somewhat […]

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