This is the 92nd monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together December 2015 writing of feminist interest by writers living in Australia and New Zealand.
Greens MLC Dr Mehreen Faruqi, is campaigning for the decriminalisation of abortion in NSW. Learn more about the campaign at the Decriminalise Abortion page on Faruqi’s website.
This morning, Australia’s mandatory 2 year data retention regime began. Internet activity through Australian ISPs including mobile phone providers is now recorded.
Data retention is coming to Australia very soon. “[Data retained] includes your name, address and other identifying information, your contract details, billing and payment information…”
This is the 79th monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together November 2014 posts of feminist interest by writers living in Australia and New Zealand.
Fetal personhood legislation progressing through parliament in NSW while failing in South Australia. Tasmania adopts Victoria-like access to legal abortion, but the campaign to repeal part of Victoria’s abortion access heats up. And the USA demonstrates the uses to which fetal personhood can be put.
I don’t collect stamps, but I do always have them on my person. It started back in 2001, when I first received Youth Allowance as a university student. Youth Allowance requires fortnightly income reporting, and this couldn’t be done online until 2004 or so, so for some time I was used to walking to Centrelink with my form and waiting in line for up to 45 minutes with everyone else dropping off their form and/or asking questions about their payments. After a few months, I realised that it would be better to invest in a book of stamps and post … Continue reading Fending off stamp collectors
This is the 62nd monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together June 2013 feminist posts from writers living in Australia and New Zealand.
The fourth pair of Life documentaries about Australian children is here: Life at 7. What do you think?
What is cultural appropriation? The problem isn’t that cultures intermingle, it’s the terms on which they do so and the part that plays in the power relations between cultures. The problem isn’t “taking” or “borrowing”, the problem is racism, imperialism, white supremacy, and colonialism. The problem is how elements of culture get taken up in disempowering, unequal ways that deny oppressed people autonomy and dignity. Cultural appropriation only occurs in the context of the domination of one society over another, otherwise known as imperialism. Cultural appropriation is an act of domination, which is distinct from ‘borrowing’, syncretism, hybrid cultures, the … Continue reading Sunday spam: porridge and honey