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The Bitchelor Episode 12 The Tail Dogging the Wag: One Woman’s Reflux

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Arty Green reminds me of someone else. It’s been bugging me all night. He reminds me of some other well-known New Zealand male who comes across as affable and gormless and treats women like pets?

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The Bitchelor Episode 11 Game of Drones: One Woman’s Reflux

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Now there are only five contenders left. I had intended comparing them to characters on GoT but they just aren’t up to it.

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The Bitchelor Episode 10 Now With Subtitles : One Woman’s Reflux

By   /  April 16, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Tonight I’m adding subtitles that also interpret the action for the subtext impaired. Let me give you an example.

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The Bitchelor Episode 9 – The female contestants need to form a Union

By   /  April 14, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Date with a lady that asked Art to do something so he asked her if she was bossy. She said maybe she was. He doesn’t like bossy in a lady. Well no shit Sherlock.

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The Bitchelor Episode 8 Free Range Battery : One Woman’s Reflux

By   /  April 8, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Watching the show two nights in a row is like taking a large dose of medicine all at once. On the cup half full side at least it’s over quickly. On the cup half empty side it’s still about as appetising as a cup of cold sick.

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The Bitchelor Episode 7 Paleo Polygamy with a Tramp: One Woman’s Reflux

By   /  April 7, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

I feel the need to confess. I can’t in all conscious continue without coming clean. I watched the last episode on fast forward with the sound turned off.

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The Bitchelor Episode 6 – Neo Liberally Loved Up: One Woman’s Reflux

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Last night Arty pashed Danni, a kiss we wouldn’t forget. Apparently he forgot. Tonight he was pashing Chrystal Its competition peeps. Then he started pashing Danni again.

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The Bitchelor Episode 5 – Anaphylactic Love Fest: One Woman’s Reflux

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Arty says he hasn’t felt like he does on the helicopter ride with anyone else. That could be because he hasn’t taken any of the others on a helicopter ride.

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The Bitchelor Episode 4 Tainted Love: One Woman’s Reflux

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

This week must have been balance the budget week because the date is at the zoo where the ladies get to compete at cleaning up after the captive animals. The bloody zoo. Oh hooray. Can this show get any worse? Let’s look at the captive animals exploited daily for your pleasure. Yes dear reader, the irony is apparent.

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The Bitchelor Episode 3 – The bloody Crickets On: One Woman’s Reflux

By   /  March 24, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Since last week of course the news that Poppy let one rip has made international news. This week Poppy is relegated to the side-lines as the ladies who can control their flatulence move up the Bachelors ladder.

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The Bitchelor Episode 2 This is Not a Feminist Love Story: One Woman’s Reflux

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Some of the competitors are worried they aren’t making enough of an impact. Maybe they should put themselves out there and reveal more of their insecurities faster? I mean that’s what the audience wants isn’t it? There no ratings in self-esteem and confidence.

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Not A Feminist Fairy Story: a woman’s view of The Bachelor

By   /  March 17, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

#TheBachelorNZ #DoucheDate

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The First Rule of First Union School: An Organised Future

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

The union movement is challenged in a variety of way: the increasingly precarious nature of labour, dis-incentivising and disempowering legislation and perhaps, in all honesty, some less than strategic planning on the part of the unions themselves in the nineties.

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Police protect millionaire Prime Minister at Yacht club – why people protested

By   /  February 16, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  75 Comments

Yesterday at 3pm Auckland Action Against Poverty organised a direct protest action. The action was aimed at the people attending the NationalParty summer fundraising party. Our message was clear. The punitive and inhumane treatment of beneficiaries imposed by this government needs to stop.

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The Precarious Labour Survey Monkey

By   /  February 12, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

This morning I checked my emails and noticed I had received one from Grant Robinson.
That’s nice. Since the election I have had a lot of mail from Labour. They have gone Survey Monkey Mad. Understandable. Part of the autopsy process and strategic analysis for the future.

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BRING ON THE BACHELOR #DoucheDate

By   /  February 4, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

2014 was the year that the public finally started to discuss, define and question what the term ‘rape culture’ means here in Aotearoa. Somewhere amidst this discussion TV3 announced they were going ahead with the New Zealand production of The Bachelor.

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