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Slacktivism and that Red Profile Picture

March 30, 2013

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Like a lot of people, I was skeptical of the impact of changing one’s Facebook profile image to show support of a cause. Yesterday I read this article about the latest George Takei-led Facebook thing of changing your profile image to the Human Rights Commission‘s equal-sign logo to show your support of marriage equality while the US […]

I Had an Article Published

March 25, 2013


It’s about SlutWalk and the sexual oppression of women. It’s published on We Matter Media and it goes like this: Apparently women who like to have a lot of sex want to be able to be called sluts and call themselves sluts without it being an insult or put down. They want SlutWalk to be both […]

From the bible’s cutting room floor: The Gospel According to Mary

March 18, 2013


This is part of a gospel, which is not included in the final edit of the bible, attributed to Mary of Magdalene. 1. When Mary had said this, she fell silent, since it was to this point that the Saviour had spoken with her. 2. But Andrew answered and said to the brethren, ‘Say what you wish […]

Physics For Preschoolers

March 6, 2013


Today I remembered this conversation I had with my nephew Jackson when he was about four and laughed for about half an hour: ‘Aunty Sarah, come play outside with me.’ ‘OK, but let’s put our jackets on first.’ ‘Why?’ ‘Because it’s cold and you’ve just been sick.’ ‘But I’m hot from running.’ ‘But the air […]

Self-Publishing Is Not The Answer To Everything

March 5, 2013


‘Hey, you know, I was reading about this girl in Albuquerque who made millions self-publishing her book. You should do that.’ ‘Oh yeah, where did you read about that?’ ‘In the paper.’ ‘The newspaper?’ ‘Well. Yeah.’ ‘You know what they write about in the newspaper?’ ‘Um…’ ‘News.’ ‘Yeah…’ ‘You know what the definition of “news” […]