Yeah, Australia Isn’t Too Kind If You Turn Up Without A Visa, Right-To-Lifer Troy Newman

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Anti-abortion activist Troy Newman really isn't having a good time today. Or yesterday. It kind of depends what time zone you're in, and he's just gone through both in order to be very, very disappointed.In case you can't read the small print:"As many of you know, I'm scheduled to speak in a national tour with Right to Life Australia, from the 1st to 10th of October. But the Australian Government revoked my Visa at the last minute. The revocation was based on a pile of lies, including … [Read more...]

New Podcasts: Urban Legendary 11 And Media Release By AFA On “No Religion” In The Australian 2016 Census

New content! As always, check them out on (along with all the other episodes of podcasts) - and on the SoundCloud account of the AFA (new AFA podcast out soon!):Urban Legendary 11 is out on the Token Skeptic site!Remember, if you'd like to support the show (and get behind-the-scenes content and rewards - check out the Patreon site at For as little as $1, you can help with the hosting and producing of the show - as well as my immense … [Read more...]

Drop It Like It’s Rot – #StopTaxingMyPeriod Protests This Friday In Australia

I did a radio interview with Subeta Vimalarajah about this issue back in May and talked about the petition - and now protests are starting up again!Australia has a goods and services tax (GST), where an extra 10% added to the price of goods and service. Unlike the sales tax in the US, it's already a part of the advertised price, with some items are excluded from this tax, for reasons such as health items - which is why products like tampons should also be excluded.Check out the music … [Read more...]

When Will Women Become Spatulas? (#TeamEqual Perth interviews)

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As recently posted on an atheist women's forum - can anyone help with explaining what's going on? Because I thought women were like sticky tape now?From The Age newspaper:Year 7 girls have been warned not to have multiple sex partners or risk becoming like overused sticky tape, in a Christian sex education program at a public Victorian high school. The students at Fairhills High School, in Knoxfield in Melbourne's outer east, were also told that a chemical released in fem … [Read more...]

Apparently We Can Stop Nominating Gillian Triggs Now!

I just got an email! And in case you missed the story, it's thanks to folks like Jane Caro and social media efforts:"...Clearly there is a lot of support for Gillian in the community as we have received a number of nominations for her. A person only needs to be nominated once to be considered for the Australian of the Year Awards, nominations are selected on the quality, not the quantity. Rest assured Professor Gillian Triggs will now be put forward for consideration in her home state. … [Read more...]

New Podcast (And Adventures At MONA For The #AFFBR!)

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I'm currently at the Museum of Old And New Art's Australian Fair for Freedom of Belief in Religion, where they provide a platform to present a broad spectrum of beliefs and religious views present in contemporary Australian society. Check out the brief glimpse of my much-loved "There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life" shirt in this ABC Hobart news report! They were calling it religious speed-dating! Naturally, the Atheist Foundation of Australia were there and we had a gr … [Read more...]

#ITouchMyselfProject – Cancer Council NSW’s Breast Cancer Anthem

You can help keep Chrissy's dream alive by spreading her message. Visit the website: 'I Touch Myself' was the Divinyls' biggest hit and touched millions of fans around the globe. Released in December 1990, the single was No. 1 on the charts at home and reached the Top 5 in the US.It is a song that celebrates female sexuality like no other. Like Chrissy, it is bold, brave, and brassy. It rocked our world. And when Chrissy developed breast cancer, it was a … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Playing House

See the series "Life Once Removed" here. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Olivia Wilde: State of Female Justice

Here, actress Olivia Wilde joins the State of Female Justice panel to discuss the responsibilities of celebrities towards advancing social justice and the portrayals of women in the media. … [Read more...]

Ellen Page Joins HRCF’s Time to Thrive Conference

On Friday, February 14, actress Ellen Page speaks about the brave decision to live openly and authentically.Read the transcript over here on the site. … [Read more...]

On Not Being Mommy To The Rest Of The Broadcasting Class – An Application Essay


Last year I had the very unfortunate experience of being told that the only place for a woman in a broadcasting course - a woman who was older than the average undergraduate - was to take a “motherly, nurturing” role in comparison to other students.The expectation was expressed that such a woman should view their own experiences, qualifications and professionalism as being somehow lesser than the younger students, who should be more “nurtured” in comparison - and that such a woman would not b … [Read more...]