So long and thanks for all the fish
By Paul Norton on December 15, 2013
Quadrant magazine, the self-described “leading general intellectual journal of ideas, literature, poetry and historical and political debate published in Australia” has published a book titled The Howard Era. The book is co-edited by Quadrant editor Keith Windschuttle, University of Queensland […]
By Cat Herding Cabal on September 20, 2013
An open thread in which to complain about the new Government and speculate on what happens next.
By Paul Norton on September 18, 2013
Today’s Age reports that, according to research by the Inter-Parliamentary Union: Women’s representation in parliaments is most likely to increase where there is some sort of system of quotas, an analysis of international elections held last year shows. Whatever the […]
By Cristy on June 25, 2013
There seems to have been a resurgence of interest in feminism in Australia (and elsewhere). At the same time, debate on the subject has often been divisive and alienating. I’ve heard many people express the view that they are reluctant […]
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.
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By Cristy on May 9, 2013
For Australian women of my generation, many issues of structural gender inequality can seem far removed from their daily experiences and, thus, difficult to relate to. Many civil rights, which were only recently (and only partially) achieved, are easily taken […]
By Cristy on April 5, 2013
Six years ago I stopped blogging here at LP because I became a mother for the first time and suddenly the style of discourse that dominated here became jarring. Newly immersed into the constant and somewhat shocking demands of motherhood, […]
By Anna Winter on March 27, 2013
The power of clothes: why is this still even a debate that serious people are having?
By Kim on March 25, 2013
There’s one central paradox about the uncritical support some feminists have for the Julia Gillard regime. Eva Cox: “I don’t think she was being blasted out at all because she’s a woman,” Ms Cox told The Australian. “The reason they […]
By Paul Norton on March 23, 2013
The MSM has extensively reported Martin Ferguson’s statement, in his resignation speech, that “The class war rhetoric that started with the mining dispute of 2010 must cease. It is doing the Labor Party no good…”. The Murdoch press, and its […]
By Kim on March 11, 2013
I’ll take as my text today a contribution from Helen Razer to the discussion about the impact, effectiveness and value of Destroy the Joint. It’s provoked a lot of debate on Twitter and in the femosphere.