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White men can't terrorise: race, religion and terror in the media

White men can't terrorise: race, religion and terror in the media

Bernard KeaneJul 22, 201616 Comments

White male perpetrators of violence receive understanding from the media, while Muslims are seen as the very definition of terrorists.

Congratulations, Australia, you're healthier than you think

Congratulations, Australia, you're healthier than you think

Bernard KeaneJun 9, 201610 Comments

Australians, who are among the healthiest people in the world, got markedly healthier during the 2000s, despite what the public health lobby says.

Hey St Vincent's -- get your own house in order before nanny stating

Hey St Vincent's -- get your own house in order before nanny stating

Bernard KeaneJun 1, 201623 Comments

Some nanny state institutions need to focus on their own health problems before trying to control everyone else's -- as St Vincent's in Sydney shows.

Are we succeeding in curbing suicide?

Are we succeeding in curbing suicide?

Bernard KeaneMay 24, 20168 Comments

We've made progress in reducing the number of young men who take their lives, but in other areas the news is not so good, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals.

Who are you wearing? The racism and appropriation inherent in fash-speak

Who are you wearing? The racism and appropriation inherent in fash-speak

Mel CampbellMar 15, 2016

Be wary of the word "fierce".

Razer: how a culture of 'empowerment' ruined Amy Schumer

Razer: how a culture of 'empowerment' ruined Amy Schumer

Helen RazerOct 23, 2015

Amy Schumer used to be funny. Then she met Judd Apatow, and her edge became dull.

Razer: don't blame Belle Gibson for your belief in idiotic nonsense

Razer: don't blame Belle Gibson for your belief in idiotic nonsense

Helen RazerApr 29, 2015

Everyone is angry with Belle Gibson, but nobody can be bothered destroying the natural health bullshit that formed her success.

Racial vilification or 'bulltish'? Richmond v John Burns fails to make waves

Racial vilification or 'bulltish'? Richmond v John Burns fails to make waves

Myriam RobinApr 28, 20154 Comments

How times have changed as newspapers relegate a terrorist slur allegation to the sport pages.

Keane: the old and the new of Anzac amnesia

Keane: the old and the new of Anzac amnesia

Bernard KeaneApr 24, 201537 Comments

A century on from Gallipoli, Australia remains mired in pointless imperial ventures in the Middle East and "Lest We Forget" was never more ironic.

Razer: being and nothingness and the Material Girl

Razer: being and nothingness and the Material Girl

Helen RazerApr 21, 2015

The Material Girl's true currency has been her ability to point her coned-shaped bra at the making of meaning itself.

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