In March 2020, just before the end times, the pop-up Globe right here in Tāmaki Makaurau, played a farewell season, and one of the plays was called Emilia. Who was Emilia? She was a published poet, a mother, a teacher and a feminist, from 1569 to 1645! Emilia was five years younger than a dude y’all might know, Willy Shakespeare. She did live longer than him tho, by about 30 years. If you *do* know Shakespeare, you might know that there was a ‘dark lady’ in his Sonnets, an unacknowledged inspiration for his plays, and Lloyd Malcolm, the playwright of Emilia, says it might just be Emilia. This is the closing monologue with some wee Viv changes.
The right to self-ID (changes to the Birth, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Relationship Bill) should have been just a small administrative change, why is it such a big deal? Read More...
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The Spinoff posted an awesome video and article combo recently. If you want to go watch it, I'll wait right here... or I can give you the TLDR version. Basically, they interviewed a whole bunch of amazing comedians and recorded the sexist comments they had been subjected to. Yes, I neglected to mention that these are … Continue reading How is this still a thing?
So a wee while ago I saw a post about a guy from Norwich, UK who insisted that the 'tampon tax' proposed bill in the UK was ridiculous, because women should 'hold their bladders'. He drew the analogy that if he didn't insist on tax free diapers, because he could wait to go to the toilet. Understandably, this … Continue reading The Tampon Tax and other things
You know when you do research on something and you suddenly take a personal interest in it. That happened to me with Atena's case. I've worked at Amnesty for 8 years now, and been involved as an activist for a few more than that... so I've seen a lot of cases come and go. In … Continue reading #AtenaFarghadani Released!
Coasting down the wave of good kudos from my post on IITP Techblog, where I was applauded for being positive about all this 'gender stuff', comes this gem via the Guardian. Go on, go check it out and come on back when you're done. So, let me enlighten you, dear reader, as to why it's … Continue reading Enough already!
There are just so many articles written about women and tech. We admit that there is a gender gap in hiring, a gender gap in pay and a gender gap in management. We look at the stats and lament at the numbers of girls choosing to start a STEM based degree, and then lament again … Continue reading Unconscious Bias
Thanks to my friend @discoknitter I found myself nodding emphatically as I read this article. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, @abioborne for writing down the exact thoughts I have had for a while. Before I continue, I would like to acknowledge that I speak from a position of privilege. I recognise that I am … Continue reading Parenting