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Such a fuss

March 11, 2014


Perusing random bits and pieces of philosophical writings, it’s pretty clear that as a group, we humans take ourselves far too seriously. Advertisements

Adventures in Email (or: don’t check your spam folder)

February 22, 2013


So I’m checking my spam folder last night because my breath is all baited with waiting for something and I see there’s one asking me ‘Are there paedophiles in your neighbourhood?’ And I think ‘If I was raising kids in my neighbourhood they wouldn’t be running around the streets of inner city Melbourne without me […]

The Internet, Feminism and Men

February 7, 2013


Whenever some misogynist-trolling-of-intelligent-woman scandal has exploded in the (anti‑)feminist webosphere over the last decade or so (ie since I started tapping into it), I’ve seen countless variations of this idea, mainly from intelligent men sympathetic to the concept that women are equal to men: “All these sexists on the internet need to ask themselves how […]

Damn you, internet

January 9, 2013


I blame globalisation and the internet. The number of appalling situations or events are brought to my attention by organisations like, and GetUp is starting to make me sick. Without them, I would be much more comfortable in my privilege as a more-or-less white, basically-middle-class woman in a safe, rich country. As it […]

Things I could tell you

December 4, 2012


I could tell you how we dated for a few weeks and how he treated me a bit shabbily towards the end. I could explain that we have lots of mutual friends so we ended up at the same party one night. I could tell you that he attacked me after almost everyone else had […]

Why are women having so much trouble when feminism has been around for ages?

October 29, 2012


If anyone ever asks you why there are so few women managers/executives/politicians/with power of any kind when we’ve had ‘equal opportunity’ or whatever for, like, almost a whole generation, show them this. Then point out that this is just one piece of the shit women have to wade through every single day. If they’re still listening, get […]

I don’t believe in writer’s block

August 15, 2011


Actually, I believe it’s real, I just don’t believe it’s a good enough excuse for not doing something. I think a lot of the time what people call writer’s block is not knowing how to be disciplined. There are people who insist they can only write under certain circumstances, with a certain lamp, on certain […]