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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

Aussie History—a quick review

Aussie History—a quick review

Ah, The Lucky Country, a slogan that has been touted about for a few decades. Before we hit that 250 year mark from Cook’s 1770 landing, we need a recap. The landing of ships during the 18th and 19th centuries saw the routine slaughter of Aboriginal peoples with the majority of the landing parties, as … Continue reading

“for obvious reasons”

“for obvious reasons”

Today’s random reading from the newsfeed led me to an article on the wreck of the Batavia in 1629 off the Western Australian coast. I had not known anything much more on the subject other than it was a ‘famous shipwreck’. So I read the article. What caught my eye was this small paragraph, and … Continue reading

Sex Equality vs Gender Equality

Sex Equality vs Gender Equality

I was just reading a post on the Occupy Patriarchy website – although this post is not directly to do with that, it serves merely as an introduction to the topic of sex equality versus gender equality. Here is a snippet from the post: Several days ago, I got an e-mail from two longtime feminist … Continue reading

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Today in the UK it is “Mother’s Day” or “Mothering Sunday“. In listening to the radio so far today, the term almost exclusively used has been “Mothering Sunday”, making my blood slowly come to the boil. The Mothering Sunday term has come into vogue over the last few years, primarily to be ‘more inclusive’ (ie … Continue reading