Month: December 2009

Happy New Year!

And happy new decade (that’s a link to Lauren’s post below, at which you can get all dreamy and reflective). It’s already 1 January 2010 here in the future Australia. We have two pretty spectacular fireworks displays on the harbour…

Standard End of Decade Post

What was special about the 200Xs? I thought a lot about what happened in the last ten years that was really important to me, and finally I decided that the one thing that most impacted my daily life was how…

Babies

The trailer for this upcoming movie on a year in the life of babies from four different countries reminds me how baby faces, baby bodies, and baby behaviors are so universal. Mostly it makes my uterus contract. I hope it…

Quick link, because I have no words

China shopping centre builds ‘car park for women’: Official Wang Zheng told AFP news agency the car park was meant to cater to women’s “strong sense of colour and different sense of distance”. It has wider spaces to better suit…

New Restrictions

Call me cynical, but this “you cannot pee within an hour of landing” seems a bit… simplistic. I mean, yeah, deter people from blowing shit up. But when you’re making the decision between blowing shit up an hour before landing…

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

The “it’s Christmas so I’m at home and not really blogging, sorry” edition. But I’m sure many of you are writing interesting things! So post a comment with a description of something you’ve written and a link. Did everyone have…

White Elephant

My fam has decided to do a white elephant Xmas this year, and Chef and I have been wandering around the house trying to decide what to wrap up as our presents. Tonight Chef had a brilliant idea, “I know!…

Newsy reads for today

The Times: BBC bows to age rage and brings back mature women. Three women over fifty, Fiona Armstrong, 53, Julia Somerville, 62 and Zeinab Badawi, 50, have been hired as presenters on the BBC News Channel. This is a pleasant…

Girldrive!

Still looking for the perfect, feminist holiday gift? Allow me to suggest Girldrive, by Emma Bernstein and (former Feministe guest-blogger!) Nona Willis Aronowitz. Here’s the trailor for a taste: Girldrive trailer! from Girldrive on Vimeo. Nona kindly sent me a…