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Such a fuss

March 11, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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I blame globalisation and the internet. The number of appalling situations or events are brought to my attention by organisations like Change.org, SumOfUs.org 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

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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

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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

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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 […]