You forgot rule No 4, which is use etax instead!!:) - Will Marshall
There is no point worrying about the inevitable. And I definitely do not want to look like an older person who has had plastic surgery. Have you noticed that surgery doesn't make anyone look younger just weirder? It always looks wrong somehow. Sunscreen, sleep, water and lots of laughs. And a good moisturiser. That 's all I am prepared to do because I am going to wear my wrinkles and not let them wear me. - Lilly
[...] sports betting, and its “embedding” into the actual TV broadcasts, is indeed a cancer in this country, as Tracey Spicer points out in her most recent post about the [...] - Tom Waterhouse needs to find a job and get off our TV screens
She was a great woman and I admired her from afar. The Hazel Hawke Alzheimers piece on Australian Story helped me understand my father's sad journey with that dreaded disease. He too was an active, social, musical and artistic man before he succumbed to Alzheimers. - margi_au
Good grief. Blind bias.
It's time for the ABC and SBS to go. It's nothing more than a propaganda department for the left.
The BBC is being put right under the spotlight. Their bias is so entrenched that they even program their drama to best aid the left.
A billion dollars spent to employ institutionalsed journos to preach to 10% of the population is scandalous. - Gee
In a way this is a discussion about the assumptions we chose to correct or let stand, not just for same sex partners but for everyone. We all chose what information we will reveal about ourselves. As an older woman my marriage in the early 1970s caused a lot of angst and at times down right hatred. What did I do that was so wrong? 1. I did not change my name on marriage, why would I, the in- laws hated me for nigh on 40 years 2. I never wore a ring, no one needed to know I was married 3. I used Ms. As one stupid woman said "but Ms means lesbian" 4. I usually only referred to my spouse as my partner.
I believed that my sexual preference and marital status only mattered to me and I did not want to be slotted into the convenient married with children box, I was just me.
I have been abused by bank tellers, sales staff, doctors, other "precious/good mothers" who ironed their children's clothes, teachers, supposed friends. Now I have a new battle, people who cannot accept that my now divorced husband andI can be really good friends.
Other areas people often hide are their religious and political orientation. Not me, I'm happy to let them know I'm far to the left of the Labor Party and an evangelistic atheist.
So just ignore all the shit people give you and live your own lives as you want, who cares what they think and every time you correct someones miscomprehension you are educating them, so everyone run outside hold hands and kiss, life is for living to the full. - sue Bell
Kaz, I've been a fan since seeing your cartons in Dolly mag in the early 90s. Real Gorgeous got me through the teen years, Up The Duff got me through two pregnancies (um, much later then my teen years) and Kidwrangling has kept them in line since. I sincerely hope that Girl Stuff is still in print in ten years when my daughter starts high school. I feel like I'm neglecting you because I haven't bought Women's Stuff yet. But I do have a 1986 copy of Modern Girl's Guide to Everything so I'm probably covered.
Hope to read more of you on the Hoopla soon! - Jennie
First off Anne, thank you for continuing to give a shit. Given the sentiments in a number of the above comments, it must have been tempting to shut the door on it all and turn to growing bonsai ... or something. I have three copies of 'Damned Whores and Gods Police' on my bookshelves (started out as a required text for Uni back in the day but have been collecting as they are now hard to come by) as well as most of your other published works. Loved 'Ducks on a Pond' btw. Your profile gives you the media's ear. Please, please, please. Just keep talking. Writing. Yelling. Whatever it takes. - ladystardust64
Uhllman is bit too cynical even for my tastes. But he is married to an ALP sitting member. He certainly isn't an Abbott plant. There does seem to be an unwritten thought in this piece from Emma though. If personal politics doesn't influence journalists but she was surprised at the Aus front page then what was going on? Is the unspoken truth that it most certainly does affect editors? In what way? Pressure from above? - Cormac
I enjoy your presentation style immensely emma and am a regular viewer. You come from a great space and i always hope those 'above' you don't influence what you can ask/present too much. ABC has become more like the MSM lately, I do hope Aunty swings to Point Of Difference and looks into issues and angles more deeply than it has recently. - Doc