Another Reason Why I Want To See Gravity NOW

The brilliant initial trailer for it had me hooked. And now?Alfonso Cuaron Defends Having Female Lead in Gravity - Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas in Women and Hollywood:Science fiction, like the superhero genre is all about the guys to Hollywood though we know that is completely not the case. It's a genre that is ripe with potential for great female roles which Cuaron recognized. On occasion we get kick-ass, complex women like Alien's Ellen Ripley, Battlestar Galactica's Kara … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Dear Daily Mail By Amanda Palmer

While the picture from the rear of the performance hall isn't the best, the lyrics are wonderfully clear. And no - at no point did the Daily Mail review address her performance or her music.[A closer view of the stage, thanks to Giagia.] … [Read more...]

Confirmed: 6PR’s Howard Sattler Sacked For PM Interview

https://twitter.com/jamesmassola/status/345430733734674432

From the Twitter picture of James Massola (@jamesmassola) - Political correspondent for the Australian Financial Review:Also on the official 6PR site (thanks to Mike Hopkin for finding it).And if you don't know what resulted in this? … [Read more...]

Interview With Ben Radford #SSAWeek

Welcome to Hour Twenty-Three of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions!DONATE HERE!There’s 24 posts for every hour of today, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, feminism, science, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at SecularStudents.org.From the Token Skeptic Podcast - Women, Media And Science – Interview With Ben Radford - May 19th, 2012.Are women easily fooled by ideal images promoted by the media? Does reporting … [Read more...]

Interview With Maryam Namazie #SSAWeek

Welcome to Hour Eighteen of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions!DONATE HERE!There’s 24 posts for every hour of today, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, feminism, science, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at SecularStudents.org. Maryam Namazie is a political activist, campaigner and blogger, and the spokesperson for Fitnah - Movement for Women’s Liberation, and also the Equal Rights Now, One Law for All Campaign again … [Read more...]

Interview On The Women Without Religion Forum #SSAWeek

http://womenwithoutreligion.org/wwr-forums/

Welcome to Hour Eight of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions!DONATE HERE!There's 24 posts for every hour of May 5th, 2013, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at SecularStudents.org. From the Women Without Religion site: These forums are for women not shackled by religion or superstition and those men and women interested in the perspectives of women without religion. Religions are a … [Read more...]

Interview With Let Toys Be Toys – Activists For De-Genderisation Of Toys #SSAWeek

Ben Goldacre supports Let Toys Be Toys

Welcome to Hour Three of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions!DONATE HERE!There's 24 posts for every hour of today, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, feminism, science, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at SecularStudents.org. Firstly, a press release by Let Toys Be Toys - I first learned about this group earlier this year via an article in the New Statesman, entitled "Since when were science toys just for boys?". J … [Read more...]

Podcasts – ScienceRewired, 365 Days Of Philosophy And Token Skeptic Shows Now Out #scicomm

audioboo.fm/sciencerewired

I've been very busy over my brief holiday break - the important thing is that if you're in Australia and interested in science communication, science education and science outreach, that you check out some of the presenters at the forthcoming ScienceRewired Big Science Communication Summit and consider not only:Giving feedback on what is discussed (think of it like a "wiki" for things that will be raised at the event), but Consider signing up to present yourself!For these interviews, … [Read more...]

Brooke Magnanti – Sex Myths And Why We Believe Them

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Q And A – The F Word (Feminism)

Monday, 8 April 2013. Panellists: Germaine Greer - Feminist icon and provocateur Mia Freedman - Mamamia founder and director Deborah Cheetham - Indigenous opera singer Janet Albrechtsen - Opinion columnist for The Australian Dr Brooke Magnanti - Research Scientist and Author "Belle de Jour" … [Read more...]

#AllAboutWomen – Sydney, 7th April 2013 – Storify Of Tweets, Photos

[View the story "#AllAboutWomen - Sydney, 7th April 2013" on Storify]I should point out that this is unedited (and was done about five times until my computer stopped crashing, so I can't guarantee that the 1700+ Tweets and images are all included). This is an event I would have enjoyed attending, but thanks to everyone online, there's a lot of detail in them... and as soon as I have time, I'll fix up the Storify.Do catch Q&A tomorrow, where Dr Magnanti (and Germaine Greer! And many … [Read more...]


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