Tag Archive | United States

Feminism and white privilege

There is something not quite right about the massive amount of time and effort devoted to the question of white privilege in relation to feminism: I’m not 100% sure what yet, but I’m working on it. Maybe together we can get to the bottom of it, maybe I’ll work out what the issue is for […]

Are Australian Partner Visa fees similar to comparable nations?

Recently I have been receiving a considerable number of search terms asking “why are Australian partner visas so expensive?” I have written about the horrendous fees before: Australian Partner Visa fees have risen again! (October 2013) User pays or profiteering? Partner Visa fees (March 2013) In order to be able to better inform the majority audience of […]

Reasons for Admission to Lunatic Asylum

I just had to share this from the wonderful @MsPraxis. I have no idea where she got it from, but the reasons are interesting to say the least. I should point out I did go to the website given on the bottom to validate the authenticity of this list. What did I find? :D

I Am So Very Tired

Originally posted on shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows:
I am so very tired, you guys. I am tired, not of arguing in favour of equality, diversity and tolerance, but of having to explain, over and over and over again, why such arguments are still necessary, only to have my evidence casually dismissed by someone too oblivious…

A passionate man speaks for his country

Social evolution moves at different paces across the many societies of the world. Remember the Salem Witch Trials of 1692? Yet in Saudi Arabia women still cannot drive in 2013 (in case they damage their ovaries, no less, is the belief of one cleric) and in 2010 a certain American called Shimkus still believed we don’t […]

Gender equality is “usurping the natural order of things”?

I almost cried today. Not is sadness or sorrow, but in sheer utter frustration. You see, I read an article in The Age, “Behind every great woman stands an unhappy man“. Simply, men don’t like it when the love of their life takes the lead. Especially if she wins in in the same game he’s […]

There are days I despise the human race

There are days I despise the human race: today is one of them. Regular readers know I am a “Criminal Minds” fan. I rarely get to watch it on the actual TV, I tend to catch-up by watching episodes on the computer. Last night I watched episode 19 of series 8 about a guy kidnapping […]

What lessons can Australia learn from the Zimmerman case?

The Zimmerman case has polarised the USA for months. Perhaps the name Zimmerman doesn’t mean much to Australians, so here is a summary of what the case is about. A young black boy Trayvon Martin, barely 17, was walking in his neighbourhood when Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watch volunteer, suspected the boy was up to no […]

Did you know tampons are more dangerous than guns now?

Did you know tampons are more dangerous than guns now? That is according to the great state of Texas, anyway. I have two daughters who have come to the western world from a patriarchal society not entirely unknown for corruption. Somehow I have to find a way to explain to my daughters that the most […]

Amazon, Amazon, Amazon or How not to treat people

Last year I read some articles about how Amazon treat their staff in the USA. Once such article is this: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-allentown-amazon-complaints-20110917,0,7937001,full.story. I was horrified and when I published Love versus Goliath I gave serious consideration to not selling via Amazon in principle. I also knew Amazon sell 80% of all digital sales. In the end I […]


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