A wide ranging conversation with the brilliant yet supremely common-sensical Camille Paglia: An excerpt: I’m an equal opportunity feminist, by which I believe that all obstacles to women’s advancement in the political and professional realms should be removed. What I’m also saying is that there are huge areas of human life that are not political […]Read more "FEMINISM WITHOUT THE MAN-HATE"
As if climate change, nuclear proliferation, Islamic terrorism and killer bacon aren’t enough to worry about, the “entire public’s safety [is] at risk” from a totally new threat: the Adler shotgun. Update: “Men with penises” are an ever-present threat.Read more "NEW THREAT"
World-class athletes are, of course, renowned for their metal toughness. Not so British cyclist Jess Varnish and para-cyclist Darren Kenny, who allege “harassment” by Australian-born coach Shane Sutton, now resigned: Varnish alleged Sutton told her she had “a fat arse” and to “move on and have a baby” after she failed to qualify for this year’s Olympics, while Kenny said […]Read more "DERRIERES LARGISH"
Bad news for a former Prime Minister’s push to again be in the spotlight: Twice as many Australians support New Zealand’s Helen Clark to lead the United Nations than Kevin Rudd. And even Labor voters prefer the former Kiwi prime minister to Mr Rudd, a poll has found. With the United States and Britain “known to […]Read more "WOMAN PREFERRED"
Asylum seekers in Europe have second thoughts:Read more "NO AMOUNT OF MONEY …"
Political journalist Paul Bongiorno succumbs to Twitter’s open invitation to say something stupid, recently tweeting “The actress not ugly enough” upon hearing that Bel Powley might play Monica Lewinsky in a hypothetical telemovie.Read more "UGLY TO THE BONE"
A short-lived, “poor taste” sign posted close to an asylum seeker camp.Read more "HEAD SOUTH AT DENMARK"