To get the basic facts right on sex and gender diverse populations is not especially difficult. The news media can and should do better than this.
News Limited is picking a misogynistic fight with the Aussie Prime Minister.
The White Australia policy died for good reason, but its ghost haunts us still.
What would change if we regarded News International as a de-facto criminal conspiracy? James Murdoch’s “I can’t speak to that” sounds less like the confusion of an incompetent manager than the intentional unknowing of a Tony Soprano, insulated from street level crime.
Australians have long considered egalitarianism one of our defining traits, with each one of us given the right to “a fair go.” Gay and lesbians should be no exception.
SlutWalk did not, and could not, speak to the needs of every woman; nor could it adequately sum up and address every facet of rape culture. Removed from its original context, it stops being simple, and became simplistic.
Attending Madness provides a fascinating view into a dead occupation.
What if the NSW and Australian governments were invested in disability services as much as they claim during election campaigns? It’d mean confronting the situation for some of the most vulnerable disabled Australians – even the politically unpopular ones, like disabled inmates.
I’ve barely heard a televisual or newsprint word about the situations in South Africa, Brazil or the Philippines, but a lot about Queensland.
Australian politics is thus more volatile than an AFL team’s night out drinking.