Have you ever been penalised in an essay or assignment for referring to “all genders” instead of “both genders”?
gough whitlam #smh #the age #sydney morning herald #fairfax #auspol #politics #gough #whitlam #death #neoliberalism
I think I’m so obsessed with Zig at the moment because I’ve been brushing her fur on the regular, instead of trying to cut out matts, or getting a pro to shave her naked.
I didn’t know it was possible for her to be such a soft fluffy cloud (instead of a dreadlocked mop or bald rat creature) (who I love). It’s exciting.
Also I have spent the last three weeks or so declining every social invitation and my usual volunteer gigs so that I can stay home and study. And even though that only means 3.5 days at home p/week, it’s 3.5 days more than usual, and I am going crazy with cabin fever.
Actually. The home time cabin fever is probably what’s causing all the dog grooming.
uni #work #diary
Right-wing men: female bodies should be private property.
Left-wing men: female bodies should be common property.
me: oh yeah totally! like how it has a long standing history of oppressing trans women and women of color-
some nerd: its like... feminism should not be about hating men....
where is your chill as the kids say #dogspotting #josh boruff #internet bullying #reid paskiewicz #unorthodox dog spotting
auspol #refugees #australia #politics
"There are many ethnic minorities in Australia of equivalent or smaller size. Some of them face barriers of racism, but, I would argue, not to the degree that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples do. And these minorities are not indigenous to the nation, with the particular colonial history that brought us to where we are. Indigenous people were displaced and dispossessed in the founding of British settlement and the development of the nation. Indigenous people therefore have a unique historical and legal relationship with the Australian government."
When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.
— A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States. (via africandogontheprairie)
Misty was afraid of the Auburn PD officiers with good reason. In an incident prior to her disappearance, the Auburn PD came to pick up Misty on an involuntary transport to the ER. She was cuffed and placed in a police car. Some of the officiers began to taunt and tease her while she was in the car. Because it was dark they couldn’t see that we, her family, were outside our apartment just across the street witnessing this behavior. They were tapping on the window making faces at her. Misty was crying and she told them you can’t treat me like this I’m a movie actress and I will use my connections to expose you. Then another officer walked up to her asked “are you a movie star?, then why don’t complain to George Clooney!” After Misty arrived at the ER we went to see her and she has a swollen jaw, black eye and scratches and bruises on her shoulder. I asked the ER staff what happened and they said Misty was brought in like that. Misty said she couldn’t remember what happened but thats why she feared the police.
I asked Misty to call the Auburn PD and ask to speak to the commander. When she was connected to, whom we believe was Commander Stocker she made a verbal complaint. The official asked her “what are you going to do about it?” She replied I’m doing it, I’m telling you so you do something about it.” The APD official told her unless she wanted to file a formal complaint the matter would not be pursued. The day the APD was called to do another Involuntary transport Misty left the apartment where she was staying. When we tried to follow her Auburn PD officiers told us they wanted to check for inside. We told them that Misty may have walked around the side of the apartment but they made us to go back inside. They asked if we were hiding her and took time to search the apartment and get a description of what she was wearing. By the time they finished Misty was gone. We believe that if we were not otherwise occupied we may have found Misty before she got hurt. It is a tragic that Misty slipped and fell to her death trying avoid the police, it’s tragic that she did not get the proper medication to treat her mental illness from her mental health care givers at Valley Cities Mental Health, it is tragic that the Auburn PD refused to help offer to find or at least change her Missing status to “Endangered” to allow other agencies to get involved.