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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

When women buy into patriarchy

When women buy into patriarchy

Note: I wrote this post on 28 June, and held off publishing to think about it. I still have not gotten some of the screenshots yet. Self-defined feminists are still the minority of women, radical feminists make up an even smaller minority of that minority. We do not give men ‘the benefit of the doubt’ … Continue reading

Is Eve still being framed?

Is Eve still being framed?

An important Radio 4 podcast – Helena Kennedy QC speaks to a variety of guests on how women are treated in the criminal justice system, both as victims and defendants. Many of the statistics my readers will already know, although I did pick up new ones. Sandra Horley from Refuge states that three abused women … Continue reading