Category Archives: feminism

On What Feminism Means…

I talk a lot about the definition of feminism and I do it for a pretty good reason- I think that once you understand the definition, at it’s most basic, you see how it applies to you and how you apply it to the world around you.

I get so frustrated when people distance themselves from feminism or actively campaign against it. Feminism, as a word, has a definition. It seems ridiculous to reject feminism based on what some think it means as opposed to what it actually does mean- yet it happens all the time.

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Celebrity Non-Feminism

Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is making headlines after her recent interview on Red Book Magazine. The interview contained this question, asking if she, one of the highest paid women on US tv, considers herself a feminist.

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Carbon Tax Repealed…for Women

In a recent interview, Lisa Wilkinson asked Tony Abbott a brilliant question. She asked him to name his greatest contribution to women as the Minister for Women in 2014.

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Parenting Blog: You’re Doing it Wrong

It was with interest that I perused Mark Latham’s latest offering

“Mum Bloggers show dark side of feminist parenting”.

The title caught my eye, having just guest blogged about Parenting through a Feminist Lens myself, over at  a great parenting blog called The Multitasking Mummy. I wondered what possible dark side he could have imagined about parenting while keeping the mindset that women are, you know, human beings.

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FYI: Breastfeeding & Urinating Aren’t the Same

This story is doing the rounds at the moment. A mother in London’s Claridge’s Hotel was asked to cover her breastfeeding baby with a giant napkin recently, because, you know, BREASTS.

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The Sun, a UK paper, published the above in response to the matter.

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Minister for Women Rejects No Gender December

In another stunning example of ill informed commentary, our PM and Minister for Women has said: 

“I certainly don’t believe in that kind of political correctness. Let boys be boys, let girls be girls – that’s always been my philosophy…Above all else, let parents do what they think is in the best interests of their children.” 

This was in response to the No Gender December Campaign, which seeks to highlight the fact that the Toy industry, along with toy retailers, are continuing to promote gender stereotypes that research has shown to be harmful.

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Coke Makes Milk, Sells Out Women

Since approximately the beginning of time, women’s bodies have been used to sell everything. From clothing to food to cars to animal welfare- you name it, the female form has been splashed across billboards, screens and magazines to entice consumers to part with their pennies.

Coca-Cola Amatil, known best for soft drinks, is branching into dairy with it’s new product, Fairlife Milk, which will cost double the price of regular milk and is high protein, lactose free something something…sorry, got distracted by the ads:

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You Are Not The Jerk Whisperer

Last week, I responded to a column written by former Labor leader and resplendent stay-at-home dad/gourmet cook/native gardener extraordinaire, Mark Latham.

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My response was one of many “left-feminist” perspectives roundly criticising his remarks. This one is a doozy.

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