North and South. Even better than Pride and Prejudice.
Australia is now increasingly isolated as one of only a few developed nations where smacking kids is still legal. The evidence is clear of how this normalises physically violent reactions towards those we love. Then we wonder why we have such high rates of domestic violence…..
Does Anna have a gofundme or is there another way we can help? Living in a tent with 5 kids is ?!&##!!!
So true. The worst part of the sexist and abusive public commentary about women who accuse men of assault is that the victim blaming silences other women. It sends the message to abusers that they are justified and will not be punished. And the cycle continues…
So much of the media sowed confusion, didn’t report or explain the Uluṟu statement. 9 years of Coalition govt meant that many people had forgotten or never known about the Stolen generation, the massacres, deaths in custody, indigenous kids in adult jails. Australia’s shameful secrets. The Voice was a very modest step towards change, ie try asking before you impose, but we couldn’t even do that.
@gu3st Yes, I understand about 'letting it run'
Wow, how tragic. What caught my eye is that her mum was a successful software engineer on the board of a feminist organisation.
So true. Sexual harassment was so common in the 90s that we didn't even recognise it . We used to chat about it, as though it was a joke - what that old fart said, did, etc. But the truth was that we were trying to pretend it didn't effect us, because we had no recourse. No one cared.
I am humbled by the grace of so many first nations people in Australia who put aside past wrongs and come together to find modest solutions to the economic and social consequences of generations of denial even of their citizenship, identity, family, language and culture. ie even today, there was an article about the torture of stolen generation first nations boys in Kinchela boy's home as recently as the 70s.
@snorks If housing investors can't make any return from their investment properties without causing tenants significant hardship, then perhaps they should sell and invest in something else.
@di_p So true ! As a woman in STEMM we are working hard to help young girls believe in themselves. There is no gender difference in maths skills, but girls have to fight against a culture that tells them they’re not good at it. Reinforcing cliches undermines confidence and teachs others who love maths that they’re outliers.
In my maths class, 20 years ago, girls were usually the best. Have you seen Hidden Figures? Is this 2023?
I love how they are tough competitors but also normal women, who do things like comfort their friends in opposition when they're crying because they lost.
A die-hard WD here. A WD is kind of the ultimate team player - they know that they are never going to stand out as special (never going to score, direct everyone around, dramatically stop a goal) but they just have to keep running anyway and give their all for the greater good of the team.
This was hilarious! There is also a great analysis of this movie by Cinema Therapy, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzW3tQFV5M0&t=1313s
Yes, and also- expect to become public property. People will feel that they can touch your body, give you lots of unsolicited advice, tell you what you’re doing wrong and what you should be doing at the drop of a hat. Everyone’s an expert.
I still do lots of these things. How else do you get by if your phone runs out of battery or you leave it at home (on the charger) one day?