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
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Welcome, welcome, to the 74th annual Hunger Games! *Ahem* …to the 58th Down Under Feminists’ Carnival, hosted by Johanna, Emma and Madeline from the UQ Women’s Collective in our zine Wom*news’ blog. Without futher ado: Geek Grrrls Can Be Bitter at Can Be Bitter looks at The Monkey Island in a review…
This month, The News With Nipples has been asking for submissions on ‘the future’ for the 55th edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival. So I thought I’d write something on what I want to see in the future, for feminism. And life in general. Obviously, writing a complete list of things that could be … More My Feminist Wishlist
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)
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
One of the things that often comes up in conversations about sexuality is that people don’t see why sexual orientation and identity has to be that big a deal in people’s lives. It’s an idea that frustrates me a bit, because most of the time that sort of comment will come from someone who actually … More Boxes and Boxes: why bother with orientation at all?
I’ve been having some really interesting discussions with men lately, about sexism and feminism, and about re-defining men’s roles. So I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on men and feminism, and how everything ties together. As usual, I cannot speak for all women or even for all feminists. These are all just my … More Feminism Is For Men, Too.
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
Over the last few weeks there have been several instances where I’ve felt challenged on the fact that I claim the label “asexual” for myself. I know that labels can be used to put people in boxes. I know that labels make some people invisible because they don’t completely fit into that description. I … More Labels
Warning: unashamed ranting about class privilege and selfish people. Last year the government decided that it would allow universities to charge a student services and amenities fee, which came into action at the beginning of this year. Since the invoices were sent out, I’ve seen a number of posts on university-related Facebook groups I frequent … More Check your privilege: The Student Services & Amenities Fee