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 […]

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? 😀

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is it with religion and women?

When I was young one golden social rule was never discuss religion, politics or sex.  I’ll leave sex alone for today. EDIT: Nothing is this article is mean to detract from the many wonderful men worldwide who not only accept women as their equals but who fight for women’s rights.  I am looking at the […]

What the hell is happening to the “civilised” western world?

I brought my family here from what is arguably a third world country.  Now I am left trying to explain to them why the western world seems to be crumbling before our very eyes.  I’d like to take a couple of prime news issues from the last couple of days to illustrate. Let us first […]

O for Overseas

For those who may be geography challenged, it takes a LONG time to get anywhere from Australia, other than to New Zealand!  Yet most Australians travel, unlike some other countries.  Look at the map – we are a long way from most other countries! In the 12 months to June 2010, 6.8 million overseas trips […]

L for Laconic Larrikinism

Aussies have a rep.  A couple of reps, actually.  A reputation for being laconic (I’m not, but I can be excused for having been born elsewhere) and a reputation for being larrikins.  I might have been one of those in my younger days: I am way, way too old to be one now! 😉 I […]

Equal Pay for women at risk?

Equal pay for women just took a beating in some backwoods state of the USA on March 31, 2012 in a very quiet way.  My apologies to followers of ours who live in Wisconsin (I know there are a few) but for goodness sake, how the hell did this happen?  I don’t often stray from […]