Category: feminism

03 Jun

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SlutWalk: Not the right ‘kind’ of women’s movement?


  It seems each day there is a new item in an Australian newspaper or online forum about the nature, intention and value of SlutWalk. My lunch breaks of late have been reduced to reading articles and poring over the comments. The related discussion on Twitter seems equally unstoppable, and just when I think the […]

Filed under: feminism, Guy Rundle, the Right

08 Jan

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Dissecting feminism’s dead end


Now cross-posted at the Overland Journal blog.  One Dimensional Woman is Nina Power’s 69-page treatise and call to arms, articulately railing against contemporary portrayals of women. Power’s anger is at the narrow confines within which women must locate themselves, and the “trademarking” of feminism for a range of projects that are harmful rather than liberatory. Acutely sharp in […]

Filed under: class, feminism, Wikileaks

07 Nov


The right of reFry*


As I wrote previously, Stephen Fry was under fire earlier this week for making comments regarding women’s sexuality. Subjected to condemnation, he left Twitter and nothing further was heard from him. Since then he has published a piece on his website, explaining himself: I suppose the keenest disappointment I feel about the past week and the almost […]

Filed under: feminism, LGBTIQ politics

04 Nov


Being intelligent does not make you wise


Stephen Fry has quit Twitter. Some are saying that his tweet, “So some fucking paper misquotes a humorous interview I gave, which itself misquoted me and now I’m the Antichrist. I give up.” and his subsequent, “Bye bye” is a “hissy fit”. Maybe. We’re all entitled to bad behaviour. I also wonder if it is a reaction […]

Filed under: feminism, LGBTIQ politics

05 Aug

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Flirting with families


Soon after becoming leader, Mr Abbott stated in parliament “I have even been accused from time to time of flirting with the deputy Prime Minister”. And in rising to congratulate him, Ms Gillard reciprocated the banter with “obviously I know Tony well, we spent a lot of time chasing each other round…we were for a […]

Filed under: class, feminism, Tony Abbott