FEMINISM WITHOUT THE MAN-HATE

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 […]

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NEW THREAT

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.

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DERRIERES LARGISH

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 […]

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WOMAN PREFERRED

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 […]

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UGLY TO THE BONE

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.

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