Category: feminism

  • Run with me!

    If you like jazz and adrenaline, then you might like my new project, Run With Sam. It’s free, it’s easy, and you don’t need any special gear. Want to start running? Run with me! I’m full of good intentions, but I don’t always follow through. So I wouldn’t mind a bit of company. I’m using […]

  • Landrights in Western Australia and the Yindjibarndi people

    Some very good news. The High Court has upheld the Yindjibarndi people’s native title rights to their land. Fortescue Metals Group applied to appeal these rights, and got a big ‘nope’ from the High Court. The Yindjibarndi people live in what has been called Western Australia since invasion, but has been black country for 40 […]

  • Mervyn Bishop and Vincent Lingiari

    I like to think of Frankie Manning’s birthday as the day we white people kick off a week of deep diving into supporting black civil rights. Here in Australia, it’s reconciliation week. This land is home to the oldest culture on earth. And some of the most persistent and terrifying racism. If you don’t have […]

  • Queer black men

    I really like the way this story is reframed to focus on a queer black man as hero by this queer black jewish man*. *Michael Twitty is a cook and scholar who focusses on the black jewish food traditions of America and the African diaspora. He has a book, goves good twitter, and could tell […]

  • What’s with that Captain Cook cunt?

    So, today is the 250th anniversary of Cook’s claiming he’d discovered Australia. He and his crew were driving the Endeavour round the world stealing stuff and killing and raping people for the British empire. They bumped into Australia, home to the oldest living culture in the world (40 000 years), 700 distinct languages, extensive complex […]

  • how do you get women leads?

    Sydney now has a very strong culture of ‘anyone can lead or follow if they like, and it’s ok if you just want to do one and it happens to align with your gender ID’. There are a number of reasons for this – a queer swing dance school who also run a big event; […]

  • ‘real’ tradwives of britain

    Ok, so I’m taking the time to go back through this article properly. 1. It’s not very well written, and needs some solid editing. There are random threads that should have been snipped off. eg the bit about paleo diets. What did she want to say there? Was it a thing about the commodification of […]

  • Jazz fandom in Australia failing again

    I’m part of the AUSTRALIAN JAZZ LOVERS fb page, all-caps because ok boomer. It’s generally a pretty unpleasant place to be, because it’s sexist, racist, homophobic, and generally full of shit. I did notice recently that members of the group’s community had booked two women from the Shake em Up Jazz Band for the Australian […]

  • Grey recently asked on fb ‘Ok, Feelings on bell hooks?’ And I got caught up in my response. bell hooks was really important for me as a young feminist in the early 90s. At that stage, most of published women’s studies literature was by white women, and the women of colour who were getting published […]

  • Be bold. Stand out.

    Aletta linked up this great article on fb yesterday: Cut From The Same Cloth by Myfanwy Tristram. I was a teen 1987-1993, and fully into a punk/‘alternative’ aesthetic. Docs, shaved head, op shop clothes, etcetera. I started making my own clothes when I was about 22, because I couldn’t find what I wanted in shops. […]