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GUEST BLOG: Vee Hoy – Home Detention

By   /  January 26, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Standing in the dock, your heart stops, you dare not breathe, they talk so fast in another language that you barely understand what the hell is going on… the judge, didn’t look at me once and before handing down my punishment boomed “we need to make an example of Ms Hoy to the rest of the public so as to deter anyone else from following in her example, perhaps 15 months jail is appropriate…”

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Seven Days In Dhaka: Dying for Fast Fashion

By   /  June 30, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

The world has forgotten the survivors and the victims. The children being raised without parents have receded in our collective consciousness in the stampede  to get to the next shop sale or mega mall opening.

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Life & Death in a week: Rest in Peace Dolores O’Riordan, welcome to the world Jacinda & Clarke’s baby

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

The death of Dolores O’Riordan from the Cranberries and the announcement of Jacinda and Clarke’s baby. The universal juxtaposition of life and death played out many multiple times every day blown up large and baked into a week.

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Calm down, I performed on stage when nearly nine months pregnant – this is what women do, women have babies and they do stuff

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  11 Comments

As we all get used to the pregnancy, and the child that follows, can we please refrain from falling into a state of total tabloid adoration, but allow the inferences to unfold in a way that changes infrastructure at a level that really benefits women who are otherwise not given as many options, or who are vulnerable to having their options taken from them on account of their being women who have children.

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New Zealand Prime Minister announces pregnancy on Instagram

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  45 Comments

We now cross live to Mark Richardson and The AM Show for comment…

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Reflections on racial exclusion in an EziBuy catalogue

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

The absence of ethnically diverse women in fashion magazines as part of media bias, ‘defines the contours of society’, shapes our understanding of the world, how we see ourselves, how we are seen, and helps create ‘social identities and realities’. It’s a form of ‘racial framing’.

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The Maker Of “Men” – Masculinity and its Origins

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  37 Comments

WHO MAKES “MEN”? With the behaviour of movie magnate, Harvey Weinstein, dominating the headlines, the nature and origins of masculinity have become a hot topic. At issue is whether all expressions of masculinity are to a greater-or-lesser extent “toxic” – or only some? And, whether the ultimate liberation of womankind is contingent upon the unequivocal elimination of the culturally constructed beings we call “men”?

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