Dear UQ Sustainability:
I recently had the pleasant surprise of spotting the new sign you put up next to the elevator in the Michie Building, and possibly next to other elevators across campus. I think it is lovely that you are concerned with making UQ more sustainable and lowering its environmental footprint. However, I was very unimpressed with the way you’ve chosen to tackle this issue. Not only are these news signs annoyingly patronising to everyone reading them, but also ableist and fat-shaming … More Dear UQ Sustainability: Please stop your ableism and fat-shaming
Last week I put in an application to be an outreach ambassador at my university, to work with high school students from low socio-economic and Indigenous backgrounds and encourage them to continue their education at uni. One of the desirable qualities in the position description was ‘has an understanding of how disadvantage affects education.’ I … More The Reality of Disadvantage
UQWC’s Reply to ‘Fabulous Feminism’ in Semper Floreat. Over at my university’s student magazine, it seems that people think feminism is about swinging those Chanel totes and denigrating women who don’t dress to be attractive to men. In the Women’s Collective, we beg to differ. Check out the wonderful reply the Collective put together!
Greetings to all my readers! I’m back from my study trip to Italy, and will be resuming regular posting shortly. To start off, I thought I’d post a slightly condensed version of a presentation I gave at the archaeological site of Ostia. The question I was answering had to do with what we can tell … More Women of Antiquity: How much can we really know?
Just a quick note to say that I’m heading off to Italy on a Uni trip for three weeks, so I won’t be updating the blog for that time! I’ll be back mid-February with all new rants and raves. Have a lovely break, dear readers!
I’m hoping to be back to regular posting in a short time. Until then, here’s a speech I wrote for Bluestocking Week at the University of Queensland. Enjoy! University has been my dream ever since I decided, as a twelve year old, that there must be something more to education than year seven. Bored … More Bluestocking Week: Glass Ceilings and Gender Inequality in the University
It’s a few weeks into the new Uni semester, and I’m loving it. In particular I’ve found some very interesting issues being raised in my Roman Art and Australasian Archaeology lectures, about ideas of complex cultures and culture change. In particular, the way that these ideas are shaped by discourses of invasion and colonisation. As … More On History, Culture and Change
This past week UQ has been celebrating 40 years of Women’s Studies as a field of study. There was a lovely seminar on Thursday featuring women who had set up, taught and studies women’s studies there, from the very beginning as well as very recently. It was lovely to see so many people together who … More Looking to the Past
Happy International Women’s Day to all my lovely readers out there! I hope you all had a wonderful, empowering day. Personally, I’m also celebrating having hit 5,000 views of this blog a few days ago. It makes me feel very happy and privileged that people out there find this blog worth their time. In honour … More International Women’s Day Linkspamming
Before I started university, I had this idea that it was going to be this amazing, progressive place. Sadly, now that I’m getting more involved with things at uni, I’m realising just how hostile UQ’s student union can be to anyone who doesn’t fit it’s conservative ideals. Every orientation week UQ has what’s called a … More Three Steps Backwards