We are how we dress

My husband refuses to wear ties to work.  Funerals, occasionally, but never work.  And fair enough.  Why should he conform to the homogeneity of the corporate world?  Sure, he runs his own business and has no one to answer to, but still; he’s taking a stand and I applaud him.  Men without ties look great, […]

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Through the rose-coloured looking glass

Anne Summers, in her new online magazine Anne Summers Reports, is very proud to have conducted Julia Gillard’s last major interview and clearly still very angry over how appallingly our recently ousted Prime Minister was treated by ‘so many in this country’. But before I come to the content of the interview, I will say […]

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All sexism is offensive but not all that is offensive is sexism.

You will often hear uttered, from women who don’t subscribe to the whole feminism package but who nevertheless wish to add their voice to the gender equality debate, that well known phrase ‘I’m not a feminist, but…’ You are less likely to hear, however, the phrase ‘I am a feminist, but…’ This is because the […]

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WOMEN & POWER

Last week I attended a seminar at the National Library of Australia.  Speaking on GriffithREVIEW 40: Women & Power, were Editor Julianne Shultz and contributors Chris Wallace (Canberra-based journalist) and Mary Delahunty (journalist, former ABC TV presenter and politician). Much of the dialogue centred on ‘unexpected tensions’ that have arisen in our country in the […]

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TIPS FOR ONLINE PUNTERS

No matter how interesting or endearing a story is It will not win the internet. Nor will it break the internet. You. should. not. write. sentences. like. this. It. is. annoying. No more shout outs to your peeps, please. When people die, do not start talking Latin.  ‘Vale’ this and ‘vale’ that.  It. Is. Pretentious. […]

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Earth Hour – Environmental Tokenism.

Started in Australia in 2007, Earth Hour is now embraced by over one billion people in 152 countries.  That’s a lot of people wanting to make a difference.  It’s indicative that hope for action on climate change is growing – and that is a good thing. However, taking a look at how the Earth Hour […]

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Bugger Off, Feminist Movement.

Yesterday I read on Daily Life a transcript of an interview between regular contributor Clementine Ford and feminist stalwart Anne Summers. During this interview, Summers laments the fact that only 38 per cent of educated Gen X women are in full-time jobs compared to 90 per cent of educated Gen X men. Why aren’t more […]

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Just One Thing (in consideration of laziness)

Many moons ago, well shy of my adolescence, I became inflicted with a malicious virus — called laziness. I’m not sure how it happened, but I’m pretty sure it was born of rebellion. My mother was a great home maker and lived by that smug mantra ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’. […]

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