Archive | February, 2013
Bettie Page Collage in 1952 Beauty Parade - Public Domain @ Wikimedia Commons

The Symptoms of Sluthood: Before They Lose Their Clothes, They Lose Their Way

In an earlier post, “Deep Inside The Sluts,” we talked about the reasons behind the outrage associated with the Slutwalk and like-minded movements. Now that we’ve seen some statistics, let’s look at the flawed logic behind the reaction.  In essence, the point of Slutwalkers is a fair one. We should all be able, technically, to […]

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Iceland’s Pornography Ban

In an attempt to protect their youth, Iceland is considering a ban on all Internet pornography. This is a drastic move, but unsurprising, considering that Iceland has already banned printing and distributing printed porn, as well as banning strip clubs. The Daily Mail reports: Iceland could become the first Western democracy to block all internet […]

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Teacher’s Strike – Gonski – What will the money be spent on?

There is a teacher’s strike today on Valentine’s day, with a sea of red making it likely the largest in the State’s history. It says something about human nature that the easiest way to start a revolution is to give a privilege, then try to take it away. Ted Baillieu should be held to his […]

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Apple, Adobe, Microsoft: Thieves to answer to Australian Federal Enquiry

You know how songs on iTunes in the US are 99c? Well in Australia they’re $1.69. That’s seventy cents extra for the same file, stored in the same data centre, sent at the speed of light across cables that have nothing to do with how Apple operates. Now, considering that $1 Australian dollar currently buys […]

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Lyndon Baines Johnson and Barry Goldwater | Wikimedia Commons

Sex For President 1964: Momentum Is Everything, And So Is Machismo

1964 – Lyndon Johnson vs. Barry Goldwater This is an episode in the series Sex For President, which considers the 2012 U.S. presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the historical context of previous U.S. presidential elections. To read more about the premise of Sex For President, read the first installment at http://americanparser.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/sex-for-president/ […]

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