So long and thanks for all the fish
Anna has degrees in philosophy and graphic design, and is particularly interested in feminism, politics, ethics, pop culture, fashion magazines and chocolate mudcake. Praise, complaints and pictures of cats can be sent to vodkandlimeATgmail.com, or you can watch her avoid both freelance work and study on Twitter.
By Anna Winter on September 12, 2013
This is perhaps the first time a piece of Liberal negative political advertising actually worked on me. I had an immediate visceral reaction to it, a surge of anger at Rudd. But then also anger at Labor, at Abbott, at […]
Posted in Environment, Politics | Tagged ALP, campaigning, carbon price, Climate change, Coalition, Federal Election 2013, Gillard government, Julia Gillard, Juliar, Kevin Rudd, Labor, Liberal Party, politics & govt, Rudd government, Tony Abbott | 39 Responses
By Anna Winter on June 13, 2013
When the first female prime minister of the country makes abortion an explicit topic for debate, surely we can take a moment to acknowledge what a big deal that is.
Posted in Feminism, Politics, Politics of the Election, Women | Tagged abortion, campaigning, conscience votes, elections, Federal Election 2013, freedom, health care, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott, women for gillard | 108 Responses
By Anna Winter on March 27, 2013
The power of clothes: why is this still even a debate that serious people are having?
By Anna Winter on March 18, 2013
A party’s brand, or narrative, isn’t something you can create out of nothing. The short term wins matter, but it matters how you win them, and whether it’s at the expense of the party’s ability to say “this is who we are, and what we believe”.
By Anna Winter on March 12, 2013
This weekend, WA Labor suffered an overwhelming defeat in the state election, despite starting their campaign with a popular, comprehensive major policy to fix Perth’s public transport system [link to pdf]. There will be months of soul-searching, blame-attributing and truth-avoiding […]
Posted in Elections, Politics, Politics of the Election | Tagged branding, campaigning, cost of living, elections, Federal Election 2013, Labor, mark mcgowan, metronet, narrative, perth waterfront, public transport, wa labor, wa state election | 21 Responses
By Anna Winter on January 18, 2012
Because apparently the best way to counter simplistic, misguided arguments is by making different simplistic, misguided arguments.
By Anna Winter on January 3, 2012
“…what we see in Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring are the results of hundreds of years of evolution in human communication, ideology, and organization.”
By Anna Winter on November 2, 2011
I really wanted to write a good review of this book, but this was not the book to do it. Abbott is a conviction politician, no matter how angry certain commenter may be when I say that. He wants power, yes, and he is ruthless in his pursuit of it. But he wants power for a reason, not just for its own sake. I just hope that the debate this book sparked gets people talking about what those reasons are.
By Anna Winter on September 16, 2011
Most people join political parties because of the issues. They want to see Labor policies enacted by a Labor government. It’s when the policy side starts slipping that people start caring about the people we put there, when you can’t expect Caucus to follow the platform that is developed, written, debated and voted on by its members.
By Anna Winter on August 14, 2011
SlutWalk seeks to address the idea that a woman’s behaviour in one sphere of life should have no bearing on how she is judged in other spheres
By Anna Winter on July 25, 2011
WA’s Attorney General wants to give parents legal rights over their children’s Facebook pages. Miranda Devine, in her typically careful way with words, describes social media as “barbarism, unleashing the worst elements of human nature, with no restraints” and quotes […]