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?
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
In Brazil, Carnaval has just wrapped up for another year. I was in the country for the month of Carnaval, mostly because it’s my partner’s homeland. But even with Carnaval in full swing, it was easy enough to disregard the pomp and fanfare and jiggling butts that flanked every TV screen. For a large part,… Read More Lessons from Brazil 1: sex positivity as the new puritanism
Today the downturn of women’s rights is smacking us upside the face. Femicide is reaching such epidemic proportions that nations like Brazil are introducing special legislation against it. Australia’s rate of sexual violence has jumped 20% in a year, statistics that are reflected in a host of other countries. The global scourge of trafficking continues… Read More Are you a good feminist? Bad feminist? Is it really about you?
Between the pulling of Grand Theft Auto V from Target Australia and the increasing number of women who want to be treated like humans, men are under attack like never before. A widely-read article by Milo Yiannopoulos, published at Breitbart, recently decried the excruciating oppression facing men, who, with the advent of women’s right to… Read More Men suffering on sexodus – the right to rape
Another day, another liberal feminist article making the argument that any criticism of sexualization or objectification is proof that men are ‘afraid of women’s expressed sexuality’ and that women are ‘jealous’. What an innovative, original and previously unheard of idea. This particular article argues for the ‘agency’ in Amber Rose’s recent twerking video on You… Read More Sexual exploitation as liberation
Dear writers who use the term ‘femininity’ Next time you find yourself set to write the term masculine or feminine – ask yourself what are you actually trying to convey? Are you talking about sex stereotypes? Are you talking about subordinate vs dominant behaviours? Are you talking about sub-cultures? Are you talking about stereotypical socialisation… Read More Dear writers who use the term ‘femininity’