The question brewing into a small cyclone in the feminist sphere at the moment is the question of whether Gina Rinehart is a feminist – prompted by Alecia Simmonds’ piece over at Daily Life. How can Rinehart possibly be a feminist, I hear everyone ask? She’s ‘obscenely’ rich, she’s mean, she hasn’t got a philanthropic … More Feminism, Philanthropy and Gina Rinehart (and other high-profile women)
Taking a page out of SwankIvy‘s book. My response to a lovely message I got the other day, from someone who decided that they knew more about me than I did, and that I obviously need help. Hi there, family friend. Well, it’s always nice to know that you’ve got me all figured out in … More An Open Letter (or: I am not sick and sexuality is not a choice)
Oh the wonderful things you find in the Sydney Morning Herald! So-called feminist Elizabeth Farrelly was shocked when someone accused her of misogyny a while ago. Just to prove how not-a-misogynist she is (besides, we all know women can’t be misogynists themselves!), she writes an article accusing all us feminists of doing it wrong. (Comments … More Look out, girly feminists: you’re doing it wrong!
It’s always disappointing when someone makes a sexist comment and then completely does not accept your explanation of why that comment was not ok. It’s even more frustrating when that person is someone you know very well; a friend you hang out with, a housemate, someone you assumed was a pretty decent person. The other … More Sexist Jokes Are Not OK
Trigger warning for racism and verbal abuse. I have been in Melbourne this past weekend, mainly in order to attend the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular on Saturday. (It was truly spectacular. I was in raptures most of the time.) Melbourne is very pretty, with such a different vibe to Sydney, the other major city I’ve … More Multiculturalism, really?
It’s so very hard to escape my feminism these days. I just can’t seem to do it anymore, and I can’t understand how other people, intelligent people I like a lot, just don’t pick up on instances of blatant sexism. I went to the movies today with my family, something that doesn’t happen very often. … More Put a sexist joke on the end!
A few weeks ago at work I found myself in a situation I hate being in: the one where you know you really should say something, call someone out for something, and you don’t. The situation was something like this: I was mopping the fruit shop floor, chatting to one of the women I work … More Speaking Up (is harder than it sounds)