Category: Gender

I made a fairly flippant series on comments on Twitter today, after reading Jessica Rowe’s article about racism in Australia, about the comparative frequency of racist vs. sexist comments experienced by people.  Racist comments are, of course, completely appalling.  I can’t emphasize that enough.  But I find it astonishing to hear so much conversation about experiences of […]

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It’s truly horrible to read about what happened to CBS Foreign Correspondant Lara Logan, who was raped and beaten while covering events in Egypt.  Much of the conversation around the issue has been appalling, but I can highly recommend this post from The Pursuit of Harpyness as an incredibly well-written and insightful take on what […]

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It seems hardly a day goes by now when I’m not frustrated by the overwhelming white-straight-maleness of the world in which we live.  At work, the entire chain-of-command above me is male and white and straight. During my postgrad degree, I’ve had just one female lecturer, and one male lecturer who wasn’t white. Political parties […]

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