Who does Alan Jones think he is to speak to the Prime Minister like that?

I was completely appalled to hear how a well known radio personality in Sydney spoke to the Prime Minister of Australia on air. The details are outlined well by Barrie Cassidy on The Drum in Liar, liar, shock jocks on fire; and you can listen to the entire interview here. This radio shock jock berated the Prime Minister of this country on air for arriving … Continue reading Who does Alan Jones think he is to speak to the Prime Minister like that?

Small Dead Feminist – time to dismantle organized feminism?

Kate over at smalldeadnimals comments: “I speak as a woman who has worked in a male work setting for all of my adult life. I can say with some authority that the time has come to dismantle organized feminism.” She raises some interesting points in her post small dead animals: Small Dead Feminist Although I must disagree that we should “throw in the towel and accept our … Continue reading Small Dead Feminist – time to dismantle organized feminism?

First education in Feminism

This is a story from my undergraduate days in one of Australia’s *sandstone universities. In the philosophy department there had been a split between the ‘old fashioned’ philosophers (called “Trad & Mod Philosophy”, i.e. the logicians), and the ‘modern’ philosophers (called “General Philosophy”, i.e. the feminists, Marxists, etc.) I chose courses in the General Philosophy department, mainly because there were no exams in General Philsophy, … Continue reading First education in Feminism