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In which Feminism 101 meets Aussie politics for a battle of the bands!


Julia Gillard and the Sexists of Doom

The Speech (and bonus Penny Wong Interview)

Commentary in the New Yorker

@vodkandlime talks about the response to the Gillard speech

Ben Peek on the failings of the mainstream media

British Fantasy Awards: special squeeage for Angela Slatter, first Australian to win one.

Jonathan Strahan and Nightshade Book launch Eclipse Online

Strange Horizons Fundraising Drive is on

Crikey looks at author earnings and advances.

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alex: Deathless, Catherynne M Valente; Arc 1.3; Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M Banks; Looper; abandoned: Armored (ed John Joseph Adams)

Tansy: The Outcast Chronicles, Rowena Cory Daniells; Unspoken, Sarah Rees Brennan; Wild Mary: A Life of Mary Wesley by Patrick Marnham, Under My Hat edited by Jonathan Strahan. Also GAME OF THRONES

Alisa: The Future is Japanese (ed Nick Mamatas); Looper; Death’s Daughter, Amber Benson; Casual Vacancy J K Rowling; Studying Men and Masculinities, David Buchbinder

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  • Fred Kiesche

    Thanks for providing the background on the speech.

    How do we get Question Time in the US? I bet a lot of politicians here would freak at the thought.

    Oct 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm
  • Alex

    It had never occurred to me that question time might be peculiar to the Westminster system! How amazing. Although I don’t think this speech of Gillard’s was during question time - I THINK it was during a debate on a bill or motion about reacting to Slipper, but I could be wrong about that.

    Oct 18, 2012 at 7:05 am