21 Oct 2014

Have you ever been penalised in an essay or assignment for referring to “all genders” instead of “both genders”?

Tags:  #gender  #uni

21 Oct 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald covered in Medibank privatisation ads the day Gough died.
(found via albertinho)

The Sydney Morning Herald covered in Medibank privatisation ads the day Gough died.

(found via albertinho)

Tags:  #gough whitlam  #smh  #the age  #sydney morning herald  #fairfax  #auspol  #politics  #gough  #whitlam  #death  #neoliberalism

21 Oct 2014

-spittingvenom:

pluralfloral:

File under: songs literally about abusive behavior that nobody criticizes bc white men wrote & sang them

so tru omg, there are so many of these, i wanna start a facebook discussion group about it or something, take white male musicians off their pedestals

What? How is this about abuse? Are we reading “limits” as sexual limits (not necessary imo, I always thought of it as emotional limits of some kind, which doesn’t necessarily mean abuse), or is this based on some interview I’ve never seen, or?

(Source: fvnervl)

21 Oct 2014

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.

:(

Tags:  #ziggy  #diary  #this inane post is also because of cabin fever  #sorry :(

20 Oct 2014

Ignoring that clumsily worded title, this is the most inspiring assignment front page ever!
First I thought - I want this to be real one day!!! 
And then I remembered that I am actually presenting a briefing paper to an MP for reals next week (but on the needs of CALD women experiencing family violence)!
Wheeee.
PS who wants to reword my title. I am hopeless.

Ignoring that clumsily worded title, this is the most inspiring assignment front page ever!

First I thought - I want this to be real one day!!! 

And then I remembered that I am actually presenting a briefing paper to an MP for reals next week (but on the needs of CALD women experiencing family violence)!

Wheeee.

PS who wants to reword my title. I am hopeless.

Tags:  #uni  #work  #diary

20 Oct 2014

re-interpellated:

Right-wing men: female bodies should be private property.

Left-wing men: female bodies should be common property.

(via friedarose)

20 Oct 2014

popthirdworld:

What is the TPP? 
It’s cool if you don’t know. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a super-secret trade deal-in-progress between Australia, USA and ten others. They’re keeping its content secret from all of us. Wikileak leaks, however, have revealed some of it and it does the gross things listed and more. In short: the TPP reads like a corporate wish-list, but it is bad news for democracy, health care, the environment, workers’ rights, internet freedom and developing countries. More TPP info here. More comics here.

popthirdworld:

What is the TPP?

It’s cool if you don’t know. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a super-secret trade deal-in-progress between Australia, USA and ten others. They’re keeping its content secret from all of us. Wikileak leaks, however, have revealed some of it and it does the gross things listed and more. In short: the TPP reads like a corporate wish-list, but it is bad news for democracy, health care, the environment, workers’ rights, internet freedom and developing countries. More TPP info here. More comics here.

20 Oct 2014

some nerd: some feminism is really bad

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....

me:

20 Oct 2014

tl;dr somehow the loser who turned Dogspotting into an “orthodox” hell hole and banned anyone who posted a small dog, then managed to have himself made admin of a spin off group that allowed small dogs and deleted everybody.
Why is Dogspotting full of such terrible people?!

tl;dr somehow the loser who turned Dogspotting into an “orthodox” hell hole and banned anyone who posted a small dog, then managed to have himself made admin of a spin off group that allowed small dogs and deleted everybody.

Why is Dogspotting full of such terrible people?!

Tags:  #where is your chill as the kids say  #dogspotting  #josh boruff  #internet bullying  #reid paskiewicz  #unorthodox dog spotting

20 Oct 2014

siddharthasmama:

osdynastylnoire:

Welp

listen to ya mans


You know who you are.

Tags:  #auspol  #refugees  #australia  #politics

20 Oct 2014

A salient quote from a member of the "other side"

"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."


Tags:  #aboriginal australia  #auspol  #celeste liddle  #noel pearson  #australia  #politics  #recognise

19 Oct 2014

YouTubers You Should Have Recommended To Me.

Tags:  #Marinashutup  #feminism

19 Oct 2014

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)

(via brandyouwiththefire)

19 Oct 2014

unamusedsloth:

"Vicious" Leopard seal tries to keep national geographic photographer alive by feeding him penguins.

(Source: unamusedsloth, via i-am-max)

19 Oct 2014

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.

Upham family statement on the death of actress Misty Upham.

Tags:  #misty upham  #racism  #police  #mental health