Little Kitten – Binders Full Of Women Tumblr

Click on through.Oh, and the Facebook Page.And the Guardian article: Why did the phrase resonate? Because it was tone deaf, condescending and out of touch with the actual economic issues that women are so bothered about. The phrase objectified and dehumanized women. It played right into the perception that so many women have feared about a Romney administration – that a president Romney would be sexist and set women back. And it turns out the way Romney presented it – that he asked for a stu … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Girl Rising – A Documentary

Girl Rising is the feature-length film at the center of 10×10's global action campaign for girls' education. The film reveals the extraordinary stories of girls from around the globe, fighting to overcome impossible odds on the road to realizing their dreams of education. Coming Spring 2013. … [Read more...]

Australia’s Prime Minister Gillard Labels Opposition Leader Abbott A Misogynist

I'm fairly certain everyone has already shown you this - but in case (and, of course, as the token Australian on the network):Best Thing You’ll See All Day: Australia’s Female Prime Minister Rips Misogynist a New One in Epic Speech on Sexism - an impassioned 15-minute smackdown in front of the house of Representatives, the country's first female leader gave a scathing speech calling out opposition leader Tony Abbott's extremely misogynistic comments, actions, views on abo … [Read more...]

The Fatwa – Salman Rushdie – BBC Documentary

Currently on tour in the USA; latest book currently sitting next to my bathtub after I cycled out for the day and got a very good weights workout carrying a copy of "Joseph Anton" back home.Here's the BBC documentary that I watched earlier in the year, that I highly recommend. There's also subtitles in the YouTube version if you want to click over.Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, tells for the first time the inside story of how it felt to be condemned to death by the … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Non-Candidate PSA – West Wing Reunion

This one is for Trish, with thanks to KO. … [Read more...]

Congratulations Jason Ball – No To Homophobia At Australian AFL! (And My Busy Desk)

Okay - I am so busy that my desk currently looks like this:Yes, that's tea. In a teacup. Resting in a saucer. It's just how I roll.And the magazine is the latest edition of Australia's Cosmos and the book is Hiding the Elephant by Jim Steinmeyer. Both highly recommended.Those sticky notes? They're interviews, reminders, check-lists, work details... you name it. Most of them are checked off, but there's a lot more to go and a lot more to come.In fact, now looking at the title of this … [Read more...]

Australia’s Jason Ball – Footballer Launches Campaign Against AFL Homophobia

I'm the first to admit that I've been neglecting this blog - in fact, I have about five half-written posts that are now sadly getting more and more out of date - but this? I'm tremendously proud of and posting for you as soon as I found it online after watching it on the TV.A Yarra Glen footballer has launched a campaign against homophobia in the game and is appealing to the AFL to help - Here's the Petition!ABC News - Gay footballer calls for AFL 'pride round'The Age - 'I didn't know … [Read more...]

The Geek Manifesto On Curiouser And Curiouser – And Scope Of Skepticism Now Out On Amazon Kindle!

Two announcements!Firstly, head on over to the CSICOP website column Curiouser and Curiouser - to learn more about The Geek Manifesto by Mark Henderson: Sturgess: One of the other things that I thought was a key to your book was, of course, the libel case and Simon Singh. Do you think that there always has to be a “Simon Singh,” to prod people to be activists? Henderson: This is where the optimistic half of the book comes in. My argument is that politicians abuse or misrepresent or misuse or si … [Read more...]

Global Atheist Convention 2012 – Geoffrey Robertson – Freedoms of Speech and Religion in the 21st Century

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Little Kitten – Free Birth Control: Help Spread The Word! Ultraviolet On USA Health Care

Head to their official site for the details (and a bigger picture): … [Read more...]

Geek The Vote – Get Mark Henderson’s Geek Manifesto To Australian Politicians

Now, I had an email from a podcast listener asking about this, seeing if I had any more information - now I do! The interview I did with Mark Henderson for the Token Skeptic will appear on the Curiouser and Curiouser column over at the CSICOP website very soon:Science & Technology Australia (and many of our friends in the science sector) were reading ‘The Geek Manifesto’ and think it is time every MP reads it too. Why? Because even though politicians aren’t obliged to make every decision a … [Read more...]