December 18, 2014 21 Comments
We as humans are tempted to see patterns everywhere, where there are none. But our rational brains must overcome that instinct -- and don't publish the first thing that comes to mind in a moment of blind panic.
December 11, 2014 18 Comments
Change.org petitions and a manufactured Fairfax feud only get in the way of hard-hitting analysis of the real goals of feminism.
December 9, 2014
Stella Young was not exceptional because she had a physical disability. She was exceptional because she put everything she had into the hard, important work of social change.
December 4, 2014 21 Comments
Yes, gender is not natural. But that doesn't mean politicians should be dictating our Christmas present purchases.
December 3, 2014
Whether we're gushing over the Apple Watch or shoving Krispy Kreme into our pie holes, these are experiences that allow us to see each other as social beings, not just slaves to the market.
November 27, 2014 10 Comments
Yes, "the personal is political", but your feelings on goat's cheese or yoga do nothing to inform the real ABC debate.
November 25, 2014
We maintain the fiction that media can provoke great change, but that's not really the case.
November 20, 2014 31 Comments
Sarah "I Quit Sugar" Wilson has declared illness to be caused by "female self-hatred". Actual scientists think somewhat differently.
November 19, 2014
It's not just that Fifty Shades of Grey is a terrible book (though it is). It's that it encourages women to become efficient, dull masturbatory machines -- just like men. Whoopee.
November 13, 2014 10 Comments
Talking about social ills isn't the same as tackling them, no matter what the media might be telling you.