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Feminism, Humour

Funny Birds 3: Some Reckonings

Funny Birds 3: Some Reckonings

Oh hi! It’s me, constant improvisor and international feminist killjoy Jennifer O’Sullivan, here to guide you in your navigation of the always-dude-heavy comedy festival programme and to remind you that yes, women are diligently doing their thing and carving out their place in the comedy world.*

by × April 28, 2016 × 0 comments

Feminism, General

This is truly the most OK age there has ever been

This is truly the most OK age there has ever been

We live in a world of hyperbole. We live in a country that suffers from an est-est complex and now this seems to be spreading.

by × July 19, 2015 × 1 comment

Feminism, Reviews

Review; Mad Max: Fury Road

Review; Mad Max: Fury Road

I didn’t even want to see Mad Max: Fury Road.  I don’t do action movies. 

by × June 12, 2015 × 2 comments

Feminism, Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Adrienne Truscott in Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It (trigger warnings)

Comedy Fest Review: Adrienne Truscott in Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It (trigger warnings)

Last year I saw Reginald D. Hunter as part of the Comedy Festival. His show hinged upon one big giant rape joke he did smack in the middle of his set.

by × May 7, 2015 × 1 comment

Feminism, Humour

Funny Birds 2: The Funniering

Funny Birds 2: The Funniering

By Jennifer O’Sullivan Merry Christmas – it’s Comedy Festival time!

by × April 29, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, Politics, Rights

Yup, it’s creepy

Yup, it’s creepy

Ah, yes. It’s just a bit of fun. Mucking around. A friendly gesture. How many times have we heard these old chestnuts when some bloke has been somehow inappropriate?

by × April 22, 2015 × 1 comment

Feminism, Rights

Despite advice to the contrary, you apparently should *not* put a ring on it

Why I don’t wear my wedding rings to job interviews

I’m (almost) 32. I am a healthy, fit, married woman. I work in fairly senior marketing and communications roles, in a world where, these days, most of my peers or higher level colleagues are men.

by × April 14, 2015 × 3 comments

Feminism, News

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Recently Jonathan Chait generated a lot of heat online for a New York mag piece raging about a new era of political correctness.

by × March 25, 2015 × 8 comments

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 × November 25, 2014 × 0 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 × November 18, 2014 × 5 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 × November 10, 2014 × 0 comments

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 × October 29, 2014 × 0 comments

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 × October 22, 2014 × 1 comment

Feminism

Neverending storrrryyyyy

Neverending storrrryyyyy

A few days ago, my flatmates succumbed to my insistence that we watch ‘The NeverEnding Story‘, one of my favourite movies as a young child.

by × October 1, 2014 × 2 comments

Feminism, Rights, Tech

These are not the nudes you were looking for

Think Before You Click or: Why I Haven’t Seen JLaw’s Boobs

The internet has exploded in the last 72 hours because naked photos and videos of over 100 people, several of them high profile Hollywood actresses and models (and most notably 24 year old Jennifer Lawrence) were stolen.

by × September 2, 2014 × 5 comments

Feminism, Politics

#YesAllMen tl;dr

#YesAllMen tl;dr

Hi there. So there’s been a lot of rage from men about David Cunliffe’s comments about apologising for being a man.

by × July 9, 2014 × 5 comments

Feminism, Humour

James laughed, all the while checking out Chad's spectacular left moob

Three conversations I’ve had in a bar

Three conversations take place in a bar. To be fair, only two of these conversations have actually happened. The other one hasn’t yet, but it will.

by × June 12, 2014 × 1 comment

Feminism, Humour

Misogyny and rape jokes: Ha ha ha bonk!

Misogyny and rape jokes: Ha ha ha bonk!

That’s the sound of me laughing my head off.

by × May 12, 2014 × 9 comments