Category Archives: Hey, that IS what she said

Whiteness and Privilege, or maybe Girls is actually the worst and that’s the whole point of it

I really like Girls, but I’ve struggled to reconcile my enjoyment of the show with the debate that’s raged about its whiteness. On one hand, I can definitely understand why people are frustrated that a show set in one of … Continue reading

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What would a genuinely flexible workplace look like?

I’ve been following the debate around Australia’s “insecure work” problem with some interest. As someone who’s been a casual, a freelancer, a short-term contracted employee and, rarely, a full-time permanent member of staff, I’ve heard a lot of justification for … Continue reading

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#mencallmethings: No longer just for comment boards!

 I’ve been following the #mencallmethings phenomenon with interest. It’s made me thankful that most of my writing is for the print media. Rarely have I had to put up with abuse directed at me thanks to something I’ve written, given … Continue reading

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Let them all come. Please.

Ten years ago, almost to the day, I broke up with my Year 12 boyfriend after an argument about Australia’s asylum seeker policy. Like any other weeknight, we were wasting time on the phone (time that would have been better … Continue reading

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The children were our future

It’s not been a good few days for youth. On Saturday, I awoke to the curious discovery that Norway was trending on Twitter. The subsequent realisation – that this was because a lone terrorist had detonated a bomb in Oslo … Continue reading

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Live Music: what I’m in it for

Recently, I was having drinks with a few colleagues when one announced that he hated going to see live music. For me, that’s almost blasphemy. I’ve been addicted to the gig experience ever since my parents took me to see … Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding: Lay off the haterade, guys

Guess what, everyone? I don’t hate the royal wedding. Don’t get me wrong – I haven’t watched any of the television coverage today (and even if The Chaser’s coverage had gone ahead, I probably would have just put it on … Continue reading

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