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