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No Chicks, No Excuses
We recently ran a piece that mentioned, among other things, the under-representation of women in literary journals. The imbalance is replicated in other areas of public life. Popular comic and public speaker Catherine Deveny has announced an initiative intended to reverse the trend. Dubbed ‘No chicks, no excuses - expert women for every event’, it’s “the brainchild of Leslie Cannold, Jane Caro and Catherine…
Video of Leslie Cannold Speaking on the Problem with Feminists
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The problem with feminists, according to Australian Humanist of the Year Leslie Cannold, “is that there aren’t enough of them”. In this video of her recent Lunchbox/Soapbox presentation at the Wheeler Centre, the author and ethicist tackles what ideals should inform how female representation unfolds in the popular imagination. Ultimately, she sees us aspiring to build a world in which…
The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
Why are people nicer when it’s your birthday? Questions of relativity and hope
Thursday Choice Cuts
“Australians have a unique capacity to celebrate failure,” writes crime novelist Angela Savage in a piece on travelling, writing, Australia and the grandeur of failure published today on her blog. “I stumbled across a wonderful example of this during a recent visit to Red Cliffs in Victoria’s Mallee region. Red Cliffs’ main tourist attraction is Big Lizzie, the largest tractor ever built in Australia…
Men are obsolete
Australia’s first female prime minister is part of a growing trend of women coming to power and men becoming obsolete according to the latest issue of the Atlantic.
“The End of Men” article points out that this is the first year that there have been more women than men in the US workforce. And for men at work the story gets even worse…
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