Let’s CHANGE the world!

I was inspired to write this post because of Sarah Wilson's recent blog post which was the response from a company she had previously blogged about. You can read the post, or the original one they were referring to by clicking on the link, or here is a one-line summary "It is a reality of the world … Continue reading Let’s CHANGE the world!

The Achilles Effect

I read the most amazing book last night. I am a unashamed loud and proud feminist. I thought I knew all there was to know about gendered marketing and sexism. I thought that I was safe from all that with my two boys. Boy was I wrong. I'd, of course, always been personally affected by … Continue reading The Achilles Effect

Rape Culture: Not very cultured at all

TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains some graphic sexual content  Three very different women in two very different countries: one, a 23 year old physiotherapist, taking the bus home with a friend after a movie and a night out. The other two are children (13 and 14 years old), sneaking out to spend time with high … Continue reading Rape Culture: Not very cultured at all

Gendered balloons!

This post is dedicated to all the children's entertainers out there. Went to a 1 year old birthday party yesterday. It was a large family affair with many many children of mixed ages attending. As seems to be the thing these days, there was entertainment for the children. As they all gathered at the small … Continue reading Gendered balloons!

Safety? Is it an illusion?

So, woke up this morning to the horrific news of Jill Meagher in Melbourne. Police are calling it a "a genuinely random, opportunistic attack"[1] Immediately there are calls for women to partake in self-defense courses and even horribly insensitive suggestions that Jill should've accepted the offer of being "walked home" by her male colleague. Excuse … Continue reading Safety? Is it an illusion?

Sexism at its best

You may have heard about the 'women-only' art exhibit at the Dowse Art Gallery (which opened last weekend) It's had a bit of light press over the last few weeks, ever since they announced it. I'm not weighing in on whether it is right or not to ban men from attending. I can see both … Continue reading Sexism at its best