Category Archives: Sex & Sexuality

2014 Sydney Anarchist Bookfair +++

I enjoyed attending the Sydney Anarchist Bookfair last weekend. It wasn’t quite Crassmas, but I did pick up a few things: a book — Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism by Michael Schmidt (AK Press, 2013: reviewed by Gabriel Kuhn here) — … Continue reading

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Who’s on first, gay black man or disabled Muslim woman?

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Rape in Australia: highest reported number of rapes by men of women per capita in the world?

Update (November 8): A correction has been published. This line was amended from “this country has, after all, the highest reported number of rapes by men of women per capita in the world” to “one of the highest reported number … Continue reading

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wow. notes on the deeply racist bad feminist Lorde. like, wow.

blah blah blah — so a blogger in the us has argued, rather poorly, that lorde’s song ‘royals’ is “deeply racist”. i can find very few, if any, who agree with her, but whatever. she concludes her post on the … Continue reading

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Sado-workism: the new culture of work in Australia [Boris Frankel]

Gillard snubs UN on single parent welfare, The Australian (AAP), March 4, 2013 | PM’s pay to crack $500k as part of MP salary rise, Stephanie Peatling, The Sydney Morning Herald, June 13, 2013. Former prime minister Julia Gillard defended … Continue reading

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University of Sydney : Vaginas? NO! Violence? Er… (Open Day Action, August 31)

VAGINAS. There. Now that I’ve got your attention… The University of Sydney is having an Open Day on Saturday, August 31, and as part of the celebrations concerned students will be taking part in a variety of exciting actions to … Continue reading

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(What happened to) Anarchist Memes?

The Facebook page Anarchist Memes (AM) has (temporarily?) closed, seemingly as a result of a decision by its creator. Before it deaded, the page had attracted something in the order of 80,000 or so ‘likes’ — a very large number … Continue reading

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Julia Gillard ~versus~ Preston KFC

I’ve been mucking about on Twitter today, trying to track down a story about a poster. It seems that once upon a time, a few months ago, a poster appeared in the window of the Preston KFC (128 Bell Street). … Continue reading

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[War is the health of the patriarchal state]

I thought that this passage from Terry Eagleton’s book Reason, Faith & Revolution (2009) — summarising Susan Faludi’s observations on 9/11 and US culture — was neat. It also helps to explain, I think, the mentality of many on the … Continue reading

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The Christian Brothers & child sex abuse : An accident of history (including GST)

The leadership of the Christian Brothers in Oceania appeared before the Victorian state government inquiry into child abuse yesterday on Friday, May 3. Given before a packed audience, their testimony was enlightening in some respects, contradictory in others, but otherwise … Continue reading

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