Fight Like a Girl

I was at the movies a couple of days ago, and the new Transformer's trailer popped up. Now, I'm not really a Transformers fan - they were tolerable at one point, but I stopped watching after seeing whichever one it was that had a gratuitous up the skirt shot at the beginning, and no real … Continue reading Fight Like a Girl

Ponderings

I was thinking quite a lot about being a woman today, probably because it's International Women's Day. I've just watched a short video about books, which demonstrates the relative proportions of books that 1) actually feature girls, 2) feature girls who speak and 3) feature girls who aren't princesses, waiting for their prince charming. The … Continue reading Ponderings

Do Yourself a Favour – Go and See Hidden Figures

I went and saw Hidden Figures this afternoon. I was looking forward to seeing a good movie, but I actually saw a great one. The story was compelling, based on fact, and emotional. Despite knowing about segregation, and the lack of equality between black and white, and between male and female, seeing it depicted drove … Continue reading Do Yourself a Favour – Go and See Hidden Figures

Granny Undies…

Yesterday, one of the most ridiculous stories I've ever seen was published on the Daily Mail. The title was "Sunrise host Sam Armytage dares to bare with granny panties showing a visible line as she steps out in Sydney... after slamming rumours she's dating Channel Seven colleagues." I'm not going to link to the article … Continue reading Granny Undies…

The Art of Onsen

I haven't updated this blog for a while, mainly due to the fact that we're travelling, but courtesy of a slight knee tweak skiing yesterday, I'm having a rest day so that I can ski my socks off on our last day, tomorrow. It snowed last night, and I'm sitting in the lobby of the … Continue reading The Art of Onsen

When Is Enough Enough? (Or why should young women expect to be groped or harassed every time they go out?)

As regular followers of my blog probably know, I have a bit of a feminist bent. My last post was about heading off to celebrate our daughter's twenty-first birthday in the town where she attends university. Over the last few days we've been chatting and catching up, and one of the subjects that came up … Continue reading When Is Enough Enough? (Or why should young women expect to be groped or harassed every time they go out?)

A response to the “Women Against Feminism” thing currently creating waves all over social media.

I've had this post percolating for a few weeks, but a few things have distracted me from writing it, but finally, here it is. Some weeks ago I began to notice the whole 'Women Against Feminism' thing taking off. As someone happy to be called a feminist at first I thought it was a joke. … Continue reading A response to the “Women Against Feminism” thing currently creating waves all over social media.

Barbara Jefferis Award Nomination

Barbara Jefferis was an Australian Writer who was the first female president of the Australian Society of Authors. The Australian Society of Authors describes her thus: 'Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, 'a rare being amongst … Continue reading Barbara Jefferis Award Nomination

Enid Blyton, George, and Feminism

A couple of nights ago, I was pounding the streets for exercise with a friend. We'd been chatting to distract ourselves while we scaled some of the steeper streets, and were discussing the books we loved as children. Our conversation turned to our shared love of Enid Blyton.As we headed towards home, we were discussing … Continue reading Enid Blyton, George, and Feminism