DisgruntledPiglet
DisgruntledPiglet
DisgruntledPiglet
Sep 6 2013
4

Except, from my reading at least, no one is kicking up a fuss at the 'black and blue' label - it's the fact that the nursery decided to link it with domestic violence by changing the name for the sake of 'humour'.

Sep 1 2013
1

At least where I live, it's illegal to use a phone hands free while driving, so depending on your local laws, she could find herself in more trouble than she was expecting if she reported it... Read more

Aug 6 2013
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To clarify what I said: the media/non indigenous people in Australia would not (in my experience) refer to them as 'black'. I think it is an entirely different matter as to what groups call themselves. My point was, that for an American audience especially, I think this headline means something different. Given the Read more

Aug 5 2013
1

I think my issue here is more to do with the blurring of the lines between an 'indigenous' and 'black' as someone who is external to the group. That is (and I am genuinely asking, so please let me know!) for all that indigenous people call themselves 'black', should non indigenous people do the same? I can safely say Read more

Aug 5 2013
2

That's very interesting - I did my entire schooling in Victoria, and not once did I ever hear Aborigines referred to as such. Thanks so much.

Aug 5 2013
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Just to clarify: these women are Aborigines; in Australia, we would not refer to them as 'black'. (Obviously, their skin colour is highly relevant to this discussion, but I just found it a bit odd, in that at least for me, the two terms imply different minority groups). Would love to be better educated on this if Read more

Jul 1 2013
4

Depressingly, I'm not sure that either of those facts are incorrect about Hitler. We watched footage of his speeches in history class, and he definitely had a gift for connecting with the crowd despite his abhorrent message.

Jun 24 2013
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Probably! In retrospect we're just lucky we didn't suddenly have multiple rabbits running around...

Jun 23 2013
3

We owned a rabbit when I was a kid, and at Easter time, she got a white cross on her head (NOT EVEN JOKING - the photos were in the newspaper). Alas, she was vicious and growled and attacked my Dad, so we returned her to the breeder...

Jun 21 2013
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Ugh, I know. Where I live, the radio stations are all talking about the footballer who has just been charged with rape. In the 15 minutes I could stand to listen, there was not ONE mention of the victim. It was literally all about how this would affect his career, and the best way he could go about mitigating it. I Read more

Jun 21 2013
1

Agree with you completely and I think this article highlights a really important step forward in investigative techniques, in terms of the way that sexual assault victims are (currently) interviewed using interrogation methods. Read more

Jun 21 2013
4

"That's something that has far less to do with neurobiology and far more to do with the fact that we live in a society that often doesn't take seriously, tacitly condones, or overlooks sexual assault entirely." Read more

Jun 19 2013
11

You know what you get from drinking to much? A hangover. Or maybe liver cancer. Both entirely your fault. You know what you don't get? Raped. Read more