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After all, physical and emotional female-on-female violence is problematic for campaigning journalists bent on portraying domestic violence as a symptom of patriarchy.
The HR Department could never be as softly persuasive as Orwell’s Ministry of Truth, or as violently persuasive as his Ministry of Love.
by David Peetz - 16/07/2014 - 4 comments
I say 'perceived' dark side as it's often the political thinking of the day that decides what is dark and what is not. These days it can also be decided by who has a smartphone in the vicinity.
by Phil Dye - 14/07/2014 - 5 comments
The pet idea of Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews is a $20 million pilot project introduced this month where couples can get a $200 counselling voucher to encourage them to stay together.
by Mary Garden - 9/07/2014 - 12 comments
There are many others, including founder of the boy scouts Baden-Powell, Field Marshall Montgomery, and authors J M Barrie and Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), who were also believed to have had had an unhealthy interest in children.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 7/07/2014 - 37 comments
No thanks, men are not confused, as many journalists like to suggest. It's just hard at times to know what to say, without being attacked by someone.
by Peter West - 4/07/2014 - 25 comments
The squeamishness of the public, media and NRL officials alike is, of course, not real disgust but the theatrical performance or pretence of disgust that is used to shame Carney in the context of scandal reporting.
by Rob Cover - 3/07/2014 - 6 comments
Something unusual happens when otherwise perfectly modern couples enter a car. They often regress and revert to traditional gender roles.
by Tanveer Ahmed - 1/07/2014 - 11 comments
The Prime Minister claims his PPL is a workplace entitlement like sick leave or holiday pay but these are paid for by the mothers' employers and factored into their cost of doing business.
by Babette Francis - 26/06/2014 - 10 comments
In the decade up to 1996, Australia averaged one mass shooting every year. Places like Hoddle Street, Queen Street, Strathfield, Surry Hills, the Central Coast and Port Arthur all became synonymous with killings in which five or more people died.
by Andrew Leigh - 26/06/2014 - 33 comments
Parliamentarians are mostly of European descent, 70% male and most have qualifications in the humanities, law and economics.
by Conrad Liveris - 23/06/2014 - 22 comments
While deaths due to shooting have decreased, there is no credible evidence linking this to Australia's adoption of gun control laws.
by David Leyonhjelm - 16/06/2014 - 120 comments

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