Category: Politics

“Loser” Is Right

I’m too wiped to even touch this one, so I’ll let you guys have at it. Bolds are mine. Well I may be an unemployed man without a wife or girlfriend still living with my parents despite being over the…

AMWU promotes menstrual leave

Flute here, not Lauren. The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has put a claim in for 12 days menstrual leave for those women who suffer from chronic problems during their menstrual cycle. “It’s a tough, hot dangerous job and we believe…

Feminist Books

One of the Other Laurens is looking for feminist books to use for an extra credit project in a women’s studies class. I figured I’d move this question to the top because there are plenty to be recommended. Excluding uber-academic…

Feminism: What It Isn’t

I’m reposting a link to this old entry of mine because I find the anti-feminist attacks at Hugo’s blog so tiresome. An excerpt: Frankly, I do know a few “hairy-legged dykes with a vendetta against men” and quite like them,…

Opinions sought from non-trolls

Flute here, not Lauren. I’ve just been speaking at length with my local MP about his position on abortion as it was reported that he is against government funding for it. He said that although he is personally against abortion,…

FYI: Blogging Elsewhere

Although I haven’t been blogging here, I have been blogging required journal entries for class. Come and see me – it’s lonely over there.

The fall and rise of community

Flute here, not Lauren. Humans are social animals. Yet today, through decades of targeted marketing, people place more value on consumer products than they do on each other. Gone are the days where social capital was the major currency of…

Mother’s time: diary study

I don’t usually do this (Flute here, not Lauren) blogging at the weekend lark, but an interesting study on how parents spend their time was highlighted in one of the weekend newspapers. Here is the newspaper story, and here is…

Trans In Iran

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not Ms. Lauren, nor was meant to be; I am Charles Johnson, guest blogging on Ms. Lauren’s behalf while she takes a much-deserved break. You can normally find me at Rad Geek People’s Daily. Here’s a…