Women cannot beat “the system”

Women cannot beat “the system”

This week saw the sad news of the suicide of Olga Edwards, 36, a solicitor from Sydney. This is a domestic violence related suicide, a toll that is not tracked in Australia (nor many countries). Research done in the UK a number of years ago indicated three women per week were committing suicide to escape … Continue reading

“Just lost it”

“Just lost it”

Time and time again, males accused of killing females, use the ‘defence’ that they “just lost it”. This defence also exists on a background of popular patriarchy mythology that men don’t have emotions, and cannot cry, and are therefore, just as much victims of patriarchy. Let us examine.

‘Inclusive’ is bullshit

‘Inclusive’ is bullshit

Not often do I ‘go off’ at (het) women, but the one time that I do, is their insistence that everything be either male/M2T ‘inclusive’. They need to wake up and smell the patriarchy on this one. This post is really a follow-on after reading Meghan Murphy’s post on “27 years after the Montreal Massacre, … Continue reading

IWD; meh

IWD; meh

International Women’s Day each year is a bit like Groundhog Day for me. I poke my nose out of my burrow, then go back in, after seeing that 51% of the population are expected to be happy with some tokenism, and just to stfu until next year when the mainstream will pretend to care again. … Continue reading

GUEST POST: Spiritual Male Violence Against Women

GUEST POST: Spiritual Male Violence Against Women

A guest post by Elaine Charkowski, permission granted. Spiritual Male Violence Against Women Simone de Beauvoir said, “Man enjoys the great advantage of having a god endorse the code he writes . . . fear of God will keep women in their place.” Women are so MAGNIFICENT, that even after 6,000 years of horrific abuse, … Continue reading

FEMINIST ARCHIVE: My Lai, Sexual Assault and the Black Blouse Girl: Forty-Five Years Later, One of America’s Most Iconic Photos Hides Truth in Plain Sight

FEMINIST ARCHIVE: My Lai, Sexual Assault and the Black Blouse Girl: Forty-Five Years Later, One of America’s Most Iconic Photos Hides Truth in Plain Sight

Sometimes feminist work is far too important to be lost to commercial devouring. This article, by Valerie Wieskamp, from 2013, is one such article, that I am preserving here (as faithfully as possible). The article appears to be originally published on a site called bagnewsnotes.com—which is the linked-to site on the academia.edu page for the … Continue reading

Male victims of DV

Male victims of DV

Much is made of the apparently ‘silent masses’ of male victims of DV. There is the “1 in 3” Australian campaign that maintains that one in three DV victims is male (with the inference that the perpetrators are female partners, and nor will I link to such propaganda), or the UK’s “Parity” campaign that 40% … Continue reading

Are we at crisis yet?

Are we at crisis yet?

Sunday, 6th September, 2015 — Kedron, Gold Coast QLD Around 8am, 6-year-old Sydney* Playford was found dead in her bed at home, by her mother, Maria, 36, and Sydney was unresponsive to efforts to revive her. It is believed that Sydney died several hours earlier, probably around 5am, the time that Sydney’s father, Stephen Philip … Continue reading