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‘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

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

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

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

Enforcing heterosexuality – hate crimes against lesbians

Enforcing heterosexuality – hate crimes against lesbians

This is an adjunct post to RubyFruit’s Radical Lesbian Feminism or Political Lesbian in 2012, in which RubyFruit outlines Adrienne Rich’s key points in compulsory heterosexuality. Part of the first point is also the largely invisible cultural grooming, more pronounced now than when I was a girl, the Disney-style propaganda that brainwashes little girls into thinking … Continue reading

School shootings

School shootings

This is a follow-up to my previous post on the recent Nursing School shooting, where I look at school shootings in more depth. It is in school shootings where sex-biases will show up, more than any other type of mass shootings/killings. For example, in rampage or sniper shootings, it can be just a matter of … Continue reading

Misogyny before, during and after

Misogyny before, during and after

Although I have not followed the recent spree shooting in Oakland California this week, I am completely appalled at the misogny in some of the media reports. From the BBC: Oakland gunman ‘targeted school official’ The man suspected of shooting seven people dead and injuring three more at a university in Oakland had been teased … Continue reading

‘Honour’, empathy, Nice Guys

‘Honour’, empathy, Nice Guys

There is an unconfirmed report that Farah Dogar, daughter of the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Abdul Hameed Dogar has been murdered by him (or his agents) in what is incorrectly, but commonly, described as an ‘Honour Killing’. I use the term Dishonour Killing, or Luckynkl’s term, Disobedience Killing. Females make up the clear majority … Continue reading