Around the world, there is an outpouring of shock over the terrorist attack against patrons of Pulse gay nightclub in Florida. In the wake of heartbreaking violence, commentators are quick to remind the public of how best to respond to terrorism. As the frequency of these attacks increases, so do the common responses. A growing… Read More Love cannot end terrorism. That is victim-blaming.
I have briefly written on the need for psychologists to take more social responsibility for their role in society – in my post psychology vs social justice. The New York Times has illuminated the issue well with this article from Richard Broulette. It is republished in part below: “I’m meeting my boss later,” my patient… Read More Why therapists must get political
CONTENT WARNING Popular porn star James Deen has been accused of rape. Focusing on “feminist porn” in response overlooks the harms of the industry, argues Laura McNally. So-called feminist porn star James Deen has faced shocking accusations of rape from numerous women, including a number of female porn actors. If true, it’s crucial Deen and… Read More James Deen, feminist or rapist?
My heart breaks for every one of these girls, not only because of the misogyny and economic disparity that will keep them in these circumstances, but also because their Australian sisters are scoffing at their exploitation over bottles of Merlot and Wagyu steaks in chic inner-city bars, all while congratulating themselves for being staunch advocates of women’s rights.… Read More Why Do Australian Advocates Care So Little About the Most Vulnerable?
How corporates co-opted the art of mindfulness to make us bear the unbearable A reblog from Zoë Krupka at the Conversation AU Zoë Krupka, La Trobe University “If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.” Hsin Hsin Ming Almost every person who walks… Read More How corporates use mindfulness to make us bear the unbearable
This article originally appeared on the ABC here “Love how you treat them like slaves too bro love your work” pipes up one young Australian dad on Facebook. He is messaging Tim “Sharky” Ward, a notorious Australian pimp who lives in Pattaya, Thailand. Pattaya’s lucrative sex trade boomed off the back of the United States… Read More When progressives support pimps
Originally posted on language: a feminist guide:
This week on Newsnight, Evan Davis talked to three women about all-male panels—a subject made topical by the recent popularity of a tumblr set up to name and shame them. Why, he asked, are women so often un- or under-represented in public forums? Are they reluctant to put…