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Armchair activism for beginners

Once upon a time, engaging in a political or social movement required effort. It required word of mouth, leafleting, coercion of the media, public meetings and most importantly, it required people to get off their backsides. These elements of political … Continue reading

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Collective action

click, tweet, share, send, goes The Revolution.

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Women, the media and “lifestyle”

Have you ever noticed the stark similarity of the covers on women’s and men’s magazines? Wander through your local newsagent, in two separate sections you will notice the glare of human flesh and lipstick. At first consideration it might seem … Continue reading

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Australia day, happy for who?

I have survived my first Australia Day, 26th January, a Public Holiday when one is expected to eat barbecue lamb, drink beer, listen to Triple J’s hottest one hundred, adorn oneself with Australia flags and go to the beach. We … Continue reading

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An equality conundrum: how much is too much?

To everyone who reads this blog, my apologies for not having posted in a while. The primary reason for my silence was that my little family of three, is now due to become four. Everything with that and managing a … Continue reading

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PPE top posts of 2011

I have noticed on other blogs that I follow, posts indicating the most popular articles of the year just gone. In a desperate attempt to avoid originality, I thought I would do the same. Below are some of the posts … Continue reading

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PPE Christmas message

It’s that time of year again, trees are decorated, tinsel is strategically draped, presents are bought and possibly wrapped, Christmas songs play incessantly in every shop although they don’t seem to be filling the santa hat-wearing staff with cheer. I … Continue reading

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