Feminism

Feminism, Humour

Funny birds and where to find them

Funny birds and where to find them

By Jennifer O’Sullivan As a woman who works in comedy, I am sad that there are not more of us. In fact, I’m sad that 90% of comedy performed this festival comes from one perspective

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Feminism, Humour

Are women funny?

Are women funny?

By Michele A’Court. I have been making a living out of being funny for the past 21 years. Maybe a little longer if you count hosting “What Now” from 1987, a children’s programme heavy on the comedy sketches and witty banter.

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Feminism

What’s the deal with feminist art?

What’s the deal with feminist art?

“Feminism, as an art movement is over. All the issues of feminism have been solved”, said a classmate in one of my lectures once.

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Feminism, General

Ruminator’s 2013 Person of the Year

Ruminator’s 2013 Person of the Year

Every year, Time Magazine gives out its person of the year award (used to be Man of the Year but they had to change that).

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Feminism, Health, Rights

Rape is easy here

Rape is easy here

Trigger Warning. The world isn’t exactly crying out for more opinions on the Roast Busters from straight white cis-men. Sorry world, I’m gonna opine.

by × November 11, 2013 × 8 comments

Feminism, Rights

On Roast Busters and Radio Live – rape isn’t a drunken oversight.

On Roast Busters and Radio Live – rape isn’t a drunken oversight.

Warning: Trigger warning for rape. The following story was sent to us and for obvious reasons the writer asked to remain anonymous. 

by × November 6, 2013 × 6 comments

Feminism

It’s a man’s man’s man’s man’s world

It’s a man’s man’s man’s man’s world

So this is a post I’ve wanted to write for a long time. But it’s been hard to get it right in my head, let alone down on page. So what you get is a stream of consciousness.

by × August 15, 2013 × 4 comments

Feminism, Humour

No. Let's not be friends.

The top ten things that annoy me

I’m an opinionated man. Anyone who knows me personally will tell you that I have an opinion on everything. Everything.

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Feminism, Humour

Bring it back: Daphne Lingerie

Bring it back: Daphne Lingerie

Victoria’s Secret dominates the lingerie market.  They’re a multi-cajillion dollar business that, as far as I can tell, targets its ads primarily at the eyeballs and regular balls of pubescent and post-pubescent men.

by × June 21, 2013 × 7 comments

Feminism

Charles Saatchi: it’s not OK

Charles Saatchi: it’s not OK

Nigella is the Domestic Goddess, I have reviewed a number of her recipes and I’m going to keep reviewing her recipes. She’s also a human being. The abuse she’s suffered at the hands of Charles Saatchi is not OK.

by × June 18, 2013 × 2 comments

Feminism, Rights

Is it OK?

Is it OK?

This Saturday, the All Blacks play the second test against France in Christchurch. Among the line-up named for this weekend’s much anticipated test match is winger, Julian Savea.

by × June 14, 2013 × 6 comments

Feminism, Rights

The F-Word

The F-Word

So last time I talked about the f-word I looked at how I think feminism is failing. One way I am measuring this is that the great majority of women don’t want to call themselves feminist any more because it seems unnecessarily difficult – both in reputation and in practise.

by × June 6, 2013 × 2 comments

Feminism, Rights

Pink/Blue

Pink/Blue

Me to my 2-year-old daughter: – Are you a boy or a girl? *pause* – I aren’t.

by × June 5, 2013 × 40 comments

Feminism, Rights

Where’s the bacon?

Where’s the bacon?

In the last year the gender gap increased from 12.85 per cent to 14.18 per cent to the biggest it has been in a decade.

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Feminism, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Michele A’Court, Stuff I forgot to tell my daughter

Comedy fest review: Michele A’Court, Stuff I forgot to tell my daughter

Michele A’Court has long been one of New Zealand’s premier comedians, she’s won oodles of awards and has pretty much clocked comedy.

by × May 17, 2013 × 0 comments

Feminism, Marriage Equality, Rights

Why I don’t go to protests anymore: how a liberal lost the zest

Why I don’t go to protests anymore: how a liberal lost the zest

I hate to say it but I think the liberal protest movement could take some tips from the conservatives.

by × April 16, 2013 × 4 comments

Feminism, Rights

Feminism: Part 1

Feminism: Part 1

Feminism is badly communicated. That one little communication issue has let down every human who identifies as a feminist.

by × April 10, 2013 × 7 comments