And They All Lived Happily Ever After… At Ice Designs

It’s taken two weeks, several phone calls and a sarcastic email but finally Ice Designs responded to my taking issue with lyrics about “pussies” playing over their sound system. A fortnight ago, I walked into a young women’s clothing store and listened to a guy rapping about a girl whose “pussy” smell he remembers,  though…

Ice Designs and Why We Still Need Feminism

 For the third day in a row in Melbourne, it’s been above 40 degrees. So, a little sheepishly, I joined the throngs to find that particular kind of respite in a nearby massive shopping mall. And glory be to the god of cold air, those giant air-conditioners (almost certainly responsible for the 40 degrees I…

Australian Women Behaving Badly

The Melbourne Museum recently held a talk ‘Badly Behaved Women Seldom Make History’ with local historians each presenting an oral biography of Australian women who, in different ways, smashed glass ceilings, dismissed the accepted status quo of gender at the time, and to a large extent went unrecognised in subsequent history books (which were fat…

Too Much Computery Stuff: Exemptions

A person claiming Analogue Hours is entitled to some exemptions from the Too Much Computery Stuff period IF their Analogue Hours have amounted to more than three quarters of their free time. If a person has committed acts of too Much Computery Stuff which amount to half or more of their free time, they may…