For the last few weeks, I have been looking for a fresh take on world events, whether it was Trump and international events, the moral failings of celebrity culture, or the daily joke that has become Australian politics. And then my best friend had a heart attack.
This was written on Dharawal land. It contains images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased.
After a certain point, doing nothing is an implicit endorsement of the status quo.
In Australia, the first Sunday in September is recognised as "Father's Day". While some may claim it has religious traditions dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries, deep down, they would know this claim is horseshit.
I'm just going to say it. Anyone boycotting the vote in this bullshit postal plebiscite is worse than Tony Abbott. He may be a homophobic piece of shit, but at least he's standing up for what he believes in. This is your chance to shut him up.
The legislation being proposed by a "rebel group" of backbench Liberals is a travesty. While the bill would technically legalise marriage equality, it will also enshrine religious bigotry in law, guaranteeing that gay marriage can be seen as something less than the marriage between a man and a woman.
Yeah righto, Bill Leak's dead then. For those who knew him, he was smart, funny, a biting satirist with a wit as sharp as his pen. For the rest of the population, he was sexist, hateful, a bigoted racist with a chip on his shoulder the size of his ego. Right-wing nutjobs adored him and … Continue reading 18C You in Hell
Can we talk about the Beauty and the Beast live-action remake? A few days ago, Disney released a short promotional clip from the film, featuring Josh Gad as LeFou singing Gaston. Teen Vogue described Gad as "an absolute star" for his performance in the clip; according to Screen Rant, Gad's voice "really shines through. However, as … Continue reading Cliché As Old As Time
There are dozens of guides floating around social media today, giving advice on how best to ask R U OK? What to do if someone says "no". How to follow up on the question in the future. The problem is, that achieves very little for someone with depression. Someone actively contemplating suicide isn't about to … Continue reading R U OK? Not Even A Little Bit
Yellow journalism represents a corruption of journalistic integrity, sacrificing legitimate news for manufactured sensationalism. Rarely is it more evident than in the newsrooms of the Murdoch media empire, yet in this election a surprisingly large number of Australian media outlets have fallen prey to the clickbait tendencies of the yellow press. Last week, The Sydney … Continue reading Political Journalism: You’re Doing It Wrong