Opinion

What was she thinking?

Dutton v Bazzi
Peter Dutton’s Outrage At Rape Apologist Tweet Nothing To Do With Respecting Women

A headache inducing web of hyperbolic outrage and gaslighting culminated early this month with Defence Minister Peter Dutton appearing to suggest that due to his contribution to preventing sexual assault from occurring throughout his service with the AFP, the label of “rape apologist” was particularly hurtful top him personally.

Cute or disconcerting?

Baaad Habits: Lamb (2021) Review

Do you consider your pet “part of the family?” If so you you’ll either entirely relate to Lamb’s doomed protagonists, or leave the cinema a little, well, sheepish. 

Morrison’s Anti-Harassment Measures Won’t Help Victims Who Fall Through the Cracks

Conspicuously missing from the reforms is the introduction of a positive duty of employers to prevent sexual harassment.

How I Became Friends With a Die-Hard Trump Supporter

Riley is twenty-two years old, from Florida, and has the typical beach girl tan, blond hair, and Summer body all year round. She is a freelance writer and personal trainer. She is also an unashamed Donald Trump supporter. 

Eminem and the Other F Word

The artist Eminem means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But should the artist’s legacy gloss over repeated instances of homophobia in his rhymes?

Candyman (2021) Review

While a powerfully emotive reflection on hideous white violence, the film falls short of Get Out’s brilliance. 

Fat baddie Ursula, The Little Mermaid
The Moralisation of Fatness in Children’s Stories

Children develop negative attitudes toward overweight people before reaching Kindergarten. But are we really surprised?

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The Nice Guy Paradox

“The ‘Nice Guy’ believes that because he does the bare minimum of being a decent human being that he is entitled to a woman’s heart, attention and body.”

Covid-truthers and the Co-option of the Protest Movement

So what the hell were they thinking? Do these people truly believe in their muddled message? Or are they merely self-centred attention seekers?

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Balance

Hands up if you’ve achieved balance in your life.

Nobody?

Friends? Or frenemies?

Celebrity Feuds that Hurt More than a Breakup

While there’s nothing so wholesome as seeing on-screen besties hanging out for-reals, it turns out that when it comes to masking total disdain, some of our favourite stars are far better actors than we thought.

Why Bridget Jones’s Diary Was Robbed at the Oscars

I consider a single woman in her thirties, who has problems with her weight and career as pretty much universally relatable (I wonder why?)

Think Pink… For Gender Stereotypes

Feminism has come a long way, but I can’t help but wonder if it’s come at the expense of shaming ‘feminine’ culture, and cemented our little boys even further in a rigid box of gender expression.

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Baa Baa WOKE Sheep? The Dangerous Ideologies of Woke Kindergarteners (and why you should be afraid!)

They’re a threat to our Australian way of life. And they’re right under our noses.

How I Became Friends With a Die-Hard Trump Supporter

Riley is twenty-two years old, from Florida, and has the typical beach girl tan, blond hair, and Summer body. She is a freelance writer and personal trainer; a job she loves because it allows her to help people achieve their goals. She is also an unashamed Donald Trump supporter. 

The Feminist’s Guide to Eminem

Like many white Australian girls from the suburbs, I’ve idolised Eminem since the age of eleven.  But god, he makes it hard sometimes. 

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A Stage She’s Going Through

One by one, Jemima’s friends seamlessly metamorphosed from hot young messes (emphasis on hot) to happily engaged young parents and property owners. And it pisses Jemima off. 

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Is Anzac Day a bit Fucked or Nah?

If you think that nah, ANZAC day is not that fucked then honour the day however is meaningful for you. But try not to flip your shit and condemn people with a different opinion to yourself.

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A Boomer’s Review of the MAFS Finale

I’m an unlikely person to review MAFS. I’m a 62-year-old man who usually has a disdain for any of the reality programs, and my guess is that MAFS is as close to the bottom of the barrel as it gets.

When does keeping up with celebrity gossip cross the line?

Let’s Not Keep up With the Kardashian Custody Arrangements

Grown adults monetising young children without consent or consideration for their wellbeing is creepy at the best of times. But when the story involves a child in trauma, it reaches a whole new level of wrong.

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Are We Being Greenwashed by the State of NSW?

When governments engage in greenwashing they’re doing more than overselling consumers about the merits of a product or brand. They’re overselling us on how optimistic we should feel about the planet’s future.

This Country Deserves a Better Class Of (Reality TV) Criminal

Bryce is total dickwad. But he’s just not cut out for reality tv. He flew too close to the sun when he should have settled for being a breakfast radio douche bro (something I didn’t know existed).

My Aunt Lydia. What a sweetheart!

My Aunt Lydia: The Paradox Of Internalised Misogyny

There’s an Aunt Lydia in my life.

Maybe there’s one in yours too.

When work gets in the way of your social (justice) life

The Right to Strike for Social Justice?

What options are we left with when protests and community action that means something to us falls within work hours?

April 2021 protest against Aboriginal deaths in custody

Was it just me?

The conversation, barely comprehensible to begin with, had entered dark and confusing territory and I suddenly felt dirty for having listened to it while black Australians were protesting the racist system that was killing their friends and relatives.

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