Category: Politics

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…

The moron’s guide to feminism

Hello, flute here, not Lauren. Forget the sexes for a moment. Imagine a society split down the middle for another reason. One half more opportunity than the other. One half has more control in the way “things are”. By doing…

In depth SOTU analysis

Flute here again, not Lauren. I read Bush’s annual turn at the comedy club, in case you missed it, it went like this. Ignore the shitty economy, you’ve never had it so good, spend money on tanks and bombs not…

Relax, the battle is won

There is a perception in the Australian media (yes, its Flute here again, not Lauren) perperuated mainly by right wing women that there is no need for feminism anymore, if that is the case then why: * In 1966 there…

Bombing for Choice

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. While doing…

SOTU Drinking Game

I personally think “taking a break from blogging” is code for “I’ve got a shitload of Shakespeare to read this week”. However, I relish the opportunity to share my wit and wisdom as a guest-blogger here at Feministe while my…