June 24, 2010 20 Comments
It's a Big Moment, there's no denying it. We might have a female PM, but women still struggle not only with misogyny but also with racism, poverty, disability and all the myrid forms that marginalisation can take.
June 24, 2010
First female PM -- and other “firsts”, as well (dumping of a PM in his first term, etc). Can anyone think of another unmarried PM? This is a big moment, writes Shakira Hussein.
February 23, 2010
Private health care is an evil publicly funded roach that feasts on people’s middle-of-the-night fears and if we had any guts we would crush it beneath our heels, says Shakira Hussein, as she reveals why she just bought it anyway.
January 26, 2010
Barnaby Joyce says he "loves" Australia's current flag -- even though his smelly feet violate it every time he wears his favourite pair of his favourite thongs. Does anyone in Australia actually know how to "honour" our flag anyway? asks Shakira Hussein.
December 23, 2009
How do you reconcile the need to know what the enemy is saying with the prohibition against tipping money -– even small change -– into their war-chest? asks Shakira Hussein.