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Feminism, Humour

This is you. Dying alone.

Dying alone: Agony Aunt answers

Dear Slightly Slutty Barren Spinster, I too am terminally single and offspring free, have sex as I please, and am committed to this lifestyle. by

by × November 25, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

Chin up kids, it’ll be ok

Chin up kids, it’ll be ok

So the election of Andrew Little was met with a wailing of teeth from my Twitter feed. by

by × November 19, 2014 × 2 comments

Feminism, International

A tale of two sinners

A tale of two sinners

Recently in the news we’ve had a couple of examples of inappropriate behaviours from white men in positions of power. by

by × November 18, 2014 × 5 comments

International

American Political Batshit: The Media

American Political Batshit: The Media

Have you ever heard of “Morning Zoo” programs? In Australia I think they are referred to as “Breakfast Programs,” and I’m thinking you guys might call them the same thing. by

by × November 17, 2014 × 2 comments

Reviews

Let’s give Him a name: ‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan

Let’s give Him a name: ‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan

By James J. Robertson There’s a lot of naming in Ian McEwan’s most recent novel, ‘The Children Act.’ by

by × November 17, 2014 × 1 comment

Humour

Can you feel my satire?

Laughing my fucking ass off

*Possible trigger warnings* The latest outrage for us to express our outrage over and be outraged came in twos this week, when our Prime Minister made a joke about a paedophile and then RedFoo (from LMFAO) side-kicked in a song called “Literally I can’t“. by

by × November 13, 2014 × 2 comments

International, Rights

American Political Batshit: Guns

American Political Batshit: Guns

Have you ever wondered why armies back in the 18th Century used to just line up and plug away at each other? The answer is simple. Their weapons sucked. by

by × November 12, 2014 × 3 comments

Feminism, General, Rights

How do I hit on people safely? Our first agony aunt response!

How do I hit on people safely? Our first agony aunt response!

Our first letter to our slightly slutty barren spinster was a very topical one. One where our protagonist is clearly paying attention to the world around him and needs some old fashioned tips on dating. by

by × November 10, 2014 × 0 comments

International, Politics

American Political Batshit: An Explanation

American Political Batshit: An Explanation

American Political Batshit: An Explanation by Adam Dawson by

by × November 6, 2014 × 1 comment

Feminism, Rights

When a compliment isn’t

When a compliment isn’t

On Stuff there was an article about the cat-calling/street harassment that an individual woman received while walking through New York by

by × October 29, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour, Politics

The time John Key lied and said I threw an egg at an old man

The time John Key lied and said I threw an egg at an old man

It’s 3am and my children are safe and asleep. There’s a phone in my bedroom, on my bedside table in fact. by

by × October 28, 2014 × 0 comments

General

Ask a Slightly Slutty Barren Spinster anything

Ask a Slightly Slutty Barren Spinster anything

Dear Ruminator Readers, I have long been a fan of this website. Lord Sutch is my favourite NZ political commentator. by

by × October 28, 2014 × 0 comments

General

Werecreatures, zines, and metal

Werecreatures, zines, and metal

There has been lots to see and do in Christchurch in the past week. Come indulge in some flânerie with me. by

by × October 24, 2014 × 0 comments

General

Look at Chad's crotch. LOOK AT IT.

The Nickelback Effect

Thirteen years ago I (allegedly) stole my first piece of digital media – and I have been on the run ever since. by

by × October 23, 2014 × 1 comment

Feminism, International

I swear to god I said that JUICE causes all the wars

Love thy Artist

**Trigger warnings** At what point does an artist’s behaviour affect your level of enjoyment for their body of work? Can you like an artist who does terrible things in real life? And if not, what’s the threshold before you go “nah, I’m not gonna listen to them/watch their films any more”. by

by × October 22, 2014 × 1 comment

Humour, Politics

When Russel Norman’s money was no good here

When Russel Norman’s money was no good here

In which our intrepid author continues his Gonzo adventures. by

by × October 21, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour, Politics

The time I did cocaine with John Key

The time I did cocaine with John Key

This is the beginning of a new sporadic series in which I go out and have gonzo adventures with well known New Zealanders. If you have any suggestions for whom I could adventure with next, please let me know. by

by × October 20, 2014 × 2 comments

General

Musings of a teacher on the cusp of retirement

Musings of a teacher on the cusp of retirement

By a teacher who is getting old. I can see my own teachers shouting and rolling in their graves, how did she become a teacher?! by

by × October 14, 2014 × 2 comments