Best and Less gets something right about advertising (and a few things wrong)

Yesterday I was flicking through the inevitable junk mail that had accumulated in my mailbox, and stopped at a double page spread in the Best and Less catalogue. It actually took me a moment to realise what it was that was so odd about the ad: it featured seven women who were not your traditional … More Best and Less gets something right about advertising (and a few things wrong)

Burdens on Society

Lately I’ve been thinking about the rhetoric that is ‘being a burden on society.’ It’s a phrase that gets thrown around at many things, resulting in some form of self-righteous judgement and de-humanisation of those accused of being a burden. Who is a burden on society? Well, that’s easy, society tells us. It’s those fat … More Burdens on Society

Exams and Linkspams

See what I did there? It rhymes! I’ve been reading some really great posts lately, in between exam revision, so I thought I’d share some of the ones that stood out for me. I really empathised with this post by Unladylike Musings on rude men and rape culture. I do almost everything to avoid drawing … More Exams and Linkspams

50th Edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival

Welcome to the 50th Edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival! Fifty editions is quite a milestone, though with the unclear status of the last few months, I’m not really sure if it is the fiftieth edition after all. But that does not matter, because I have a wonderful collection of submissions for the month … More 50th Edition of the Down Under Feminists’ Carnival