Author: erin

Can we please stop pretending there’s any debate about whether the booing of Adam Goodes is racist. Let’s acknowledge that it is an treat it as such. The fact it started happening after first he called out the girl for calling him a racist name, then after he received the Australian of the Year award is […]

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Last week, an Australian man named Ryan Hawkin was exposed for sending hideous and violent messages to Clementine Ford. Later, he was interviewed about it saying: Mr Hawkin said he “thought it was pretty obvious it was an empty threat, but I guess she didn’t” and he feels Ms Ford could have messaged him, instead of […]

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This is the email I received from a representative of the AFL after I published my piece about racism, sexism and homophobia at the AFL Grand Final. I have received permission to print it from the author, though it was originally captioned “not for publication”. Hi Erin Sorry to hear that your experience at last […]

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/hsob1/HSOB_Episode_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAt long last, the first episode of Hit, Shits and Other Bits. In this episode: hate-watching, misogynerds and World War One. Plus, Lauren makes a confession that makes Cam need to lie down, Cam makes a confession that makes Lauren need to lie down, and Erin just needs to […]

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Since the proposed “debt reduction levy” was first reported earlier this week, commentators and the opposition have made much of Abbott’s decision to break his promise that there will be no tax increases in he led. Recent polls suggest his government’s popularity is suffering the consequences too. But the mistake Abbott made was not breaking […]

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