Archives for posts tagged ‘gender’

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Why you should marry the Beast, but not Prince Eric. In case you were wondering which Disney Prince you should marry, Thought Catalogue provides a pretty convincing guide. Timeless Bad Advice: Hugo Schwyzer presents the case against settling for Mr Good Enough. Taylor Swift is all kinds of beautiful in US Vogue.Read the profile feature […]

How a dog person falls in love with a cat

Gatsby is the cutest kitten in the world Just so everyone knows, I’m now one of those people who refers to her cat as her boyfriend and sings him What’s New Pussycat and blogs about all the cute things he does. I know, I know, but I can’t help it! He’s just so ridiculously cute […]

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  All the single ladies: a fascinating reflection on marriage in the modern world. Long, but worth it! A pretty convincing argument for why Miley Cyrus is hipper and more liberal than you. “There was always something a little weird about uncle Joey to me.”A nostalgic look back at the crazy world of Full House. […]

Sex and animal rights – what exactly is the link again?

Thinking about “Sexing up animal rights: is it wrong?” By Katrina Fox and Stephanie Honor Convery in Overland What exactly is the link between sex and animal rights? It’s weird to even be asking that question, but inspired by the debate in Overland between Katrina Fox and Stephanie Honor Convery, I’ve been thinking about whether […]

Why I wish Taylor Swift was my best friend

Sometimes I think I can kind of trick people into thinking I’m cool. I try to impress people with my ability to sing along to Rage Against the Machine and my love for Fight Club, and sometimes I even convince myself that I’m a little bit rock and roll. But other times, I just come […]

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012

Books by women I read this year Given all the fascinating debate that has been going on this year about gender in the literary world (if you’re not up to speed, Sophie Cunningham’s essay in Kill Your Darlings issue 6 is pretty great), I thought I’d do a little tally of how many of the […]

Gendering toys, and how little Riley will change the world one day

I just haven’t been able to stop watching this video. It’s completely brilliant and beautiful – a young girl called Riley paces angrily around a sickly pinkified toy aisle and rants to her father about the toy industry’s narrow view of gender roles. She seems so exasperated: “Some girls like superheroes, some girls like princesses! […]

Four things to read about reading and writing

I’m feeling a bit low tonight. So! Let’s make the night better (for me at least) with some of the things I forgot about in my last link-roundup (and maybe a few more that came up early this week) Jack Heath spent a year reading books by women by Jack Heath on Literary Minded Over […]

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Things that got me thinking this week: On Christopher Hitchens, death and dying Trial of the Will by Christopher Hitchens in Vanity Fair Interestingly I read this essay by Christopher Hitchens on Friday morning, just a few hours before it was reported that he had passed away. Even more poignantly, his article is about death […]

In which I talk about Andrej Pejic some more

(Edit July 2014: This was written when Andreja was going by Andrej and using male pronouns. At the time, it was to the best of my knowledge that she identified as male. Any essay I would write about her today would look very different, though still celebrating how amazing she is.) Andrej Pejic modelling bras for Hema, and why I […]