Archive | June, 2011

Domestic Goddess or Sex-Slave? A Lesson in Obedience.

Cooking and cleaning isn’t enough. A ‘good’ wife must ‘entertain’ her man as well. So says Maznah Taufik, a spokeswoman for The Obedient Wife Club (OWC). Taufik seems to be inspired by Ira Levin’s The Stepford Wives (1972): “We just want to ask all the wives to be obedient wives so that there will be […]

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Feminism Needs to Go

I was flicking through the pages of Germaine Greer‘s “The Whole Woman” a few weeks ago and I found myself amazed at how much I agreed with the author.  All my teenage life I’d been told that Germaine Greer was this boogie monster of feminism who eats men’s balls for breakfast.  But I have to […]

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Google’s Gift To Stalkers

In the fabulous idea we all have of being uber connected with everyone and everything, at every single moment; we seem to eagerly await the next one-upping of any technological advancements. It seems Google is the forerunner of this with their ever increasing urge to monitor our behaviour online, even on the move, and use […]

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Attacking Feckless Fathers: For The Greater Good

On Father’s Day, in an article for The Sunday Telegraph, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron offered an outspoken defence for traditional family life – the ‘cornerstone of our society’ – by attacking ‘feckless fathers’, likening absent fathers to drunk drivers: “It’s high time runaway dads were stigmatised, and the full force of shame was […]

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Fuckwalk: Defending your right to swear

In 2008 the Victorian state government introduced a trial for police powers to issue on-the-spot fines of $238.90 to anyone deemed by an officer to have used indecent or offensive language in a public place.   Since giving police these powers, the number of offences related to public behavior shot up nearly 29 per cent […]

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