Thank you. So important to point this out. I think the contrast between how Australian governments have respected the science on COVID and taken efforts to reject anti-science disinformation about it vs the way they have actively undermined the science on climate change and encouraged disinformation is so stark. Shameful.
I’m just not that interested in the olympics. I haven’t watched it for 20 years. And I agree about Bridgerton, it was pretty terrible.
Thank you, that was hilarious! You watch it so we don’t have to;)
Thanks for those. I also really like Bran Nue Day, and the documentary Gurrumul, which was amazing.
Thanks for your story about an inspiring person who is a good role model for Australians in terms of dignity, activism, intelligence, and selfless service to a cause that helps others despite her own adversity. I am so thankful that in the Australia of 2021 we have (mostly) grown up enough to recognise it.
The intestines cake and the archeological dig! So awesome
.. and for documentaries - Three Identical Strangers. Mindblowing.
Wakefield and Starstruck on ABC.
I called to find out if my kids could get it, but was told that its only over 18s. Gosh it will be such a relief when my kids are finally vaccinated. Even though COVID-19 is a lower risk for them, its still a thousand-fold higher than the risk of a blood clot from a vaccine.
I don't mind some 'bluntness' , if someone is honest and good hearted, but perhaps slightly Asperger's.
@emz Since this morning, you now can ;)
This is so true. The media haven't always helped though, with so many stories about vaccine blood clots, very few of which highlighted that the risk was 1/100 the risk of common birth control pills, currently taken by millions in Australia, and that tens of millions of people had AstraZeneca it in the UK without incident. Let alone the blood clotting risk from Covid19 itself! The federal govt could have countered all of this if they had had a consistent plan and communicated it much, much more effectively.
All of these phenomena are true. It’s something I talk about with my daughters and husband a lot. My husband sees it in his female vs male colleagues. Just a very real impact of generations of misogyny- meaning that we women need to do a lot more emotional ‘work’ to reassure ourselves of our place in the world and that we’re good enough mothers/workers/leaders etc
As a woman working in science, this is really hard to accept. First of all, that someone with no apparent knowledge, interest or experience with science is given this role, second that it is considered a demotion, third, that he has uninvestigated rape allegations against him, and finally, that he has multiple allegations of sexist and inappropriate behaviour towards women as outlined in the 2020 four corners episode. Any one of these should have excluded him from the role.