Ladies, we’re taking over!

Before I move on from the general topic of prejudice, and as much as I’m loathe to give Fox News any oxygen, this one is so bad it’s good. Here’s a hilarious and yet terrifying look at an (all male) Fox News panel discussing the ‘society-ending’ news that women are now primary breadwinners in some…

Whitefellas (are) dreaming

It’s been a while since I posted, so perhaps this is a bit strong a way to start things up again, but here we go. I’ve watched things play out over the past few weeks, thinking that I won’t comment because no one can speak with authority on something that they haven’t experienced. Yet it…

Do we have to break up now?

Wow. Just, wow. I’m struggling to believe some of the things people have posted on Twitter the last few days. I know there’s often ugly exchanges and not just on Twitter – have you visited a newspaper comment section recently? But Twitter seems to be home to some of the ugliest cases – comments and…

Kicking against the pricks*

The past few months have not been the most uplifting for many Queenslanders. Writers have seen the Premier’s Literary Awards scrapped, public servants watch and wait to see where the axe will fall, and the LGBT community has been on the receiving end of an almost weekly ’f**k you!’ from the State Government. What has…

Newspaper love: in all its forms

It would seem that there are many who took peculiar enjoyment in yesterday’s announcement by Fairfax. People who in all likelihood don’t read the Fairfax papers unless it’s to rail about articles by ‘latte lefties’ in online forums. Others are whining about paywalls or the fact their paper will be shrinking in size. I can only…