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Gail Dines, Leslie Cannold and pornography on the ABC's Q&A

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Wednesday, May 25, 2011,
Both my feminist cat Jocelyn and I were over the moon knowing that two of the world's foremost feminists would be making a TV appearance last Monday night. Yes, the sassy Gail Dines and Australia's own patriarchal-paradigm buster Leslie Cannold were to be panelists on our favourite show, Q and A. We were so excited, we danced a dance of empowerment and joy!

But sadly as the debate wore on it became apparent that there was more than a little enmity between the two notable thinkers. It pains me ...
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John Gordon's song "Australia (Whore of the World)" and feminism

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Friday, April 8, 2011,
Fellow travellers, as you all know, Western society is based upon prejudice and bigotry. Sadly, almost every established institution we have is there to serve the whims of appalling white male peenie wavers. That is why our "civilization" is rife with discrimination and oppression.

We on the left certainly have no lack of targets to subvert and ultimately destroy (in a compassionate way, of course). But the fact that there are just sooo many of them can complicate this process somewhat.

Take th...
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Albrechtsen, Carlton on Q&A before International Women's Day

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Tuesday, March 8, 2011,
It is International Women's Day today, fellow travellers, which is obviously cause for great celebration! You'll all be pleased to know that I danced a dance of empowerment and joy to that Helen Reddy classic with my feline, feminist fellow traveller Jocelyn.

But there was sadness too. My cat and I wept about the fact that blonde jokes are still being told in the workplace in this country, sometimes even by women themselves! And our tears flowed over the tragic dearth of the gentler (and also ...
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The serious side of Joseph Guiso's marriage to Honey the labrador

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Saturday, December 4, 2010,
Fellow travellers, here is a story that should give those of us who truly abhor speciesism a little more hope for a better world: A man in Toowoomba called Joseph Guiso has "married" his animal companion Honey, a labrador.

The ceremony was conducted more or less as a joke. But remember that "many a true word was spoke in jest". Also, not so long ago people were openly laughing at things that eventually came to pass - women getting the vote, and gays in the military, for example.

And the fact th...
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Women found to be greener than men. More female scientists, please

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Wednesday, November 17, 2010,
Fellow travellers, I am not at all surprised that women are deemed to be the greener gender. They are much closer to nature than men, and Gaia is a sassy sister, after all.

They are also more likely to believe in global warming, and that it is a serious problem. This shows that, contrary to so many sexist stereotypes, they are clearly much more rational than men.

But when I say rational, I don't mean the fake male kind of "rationalism". You know, the white coat-wearing, detached, cold, clinica...
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Environmental and gender aspects of Chilean miner story

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Thursday, October 14, 2010,
Fellow travellers, I know that a lot of people (even some on the left) are now celebrating the release of those 33 Chilean miners after their "terrible ordeal" under the ground.

Now, I don't want to condemn people outright for feeling a sense of relief. However, I do think it should be remembered that these men aren't simply heroes. After all, they are employees of a massive and hugely profitable mining company and therefore complicit in the rape of Gaia.

Also, anyone who is concerned about ge...
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Volcanic Venus shows lava love to sassy sisters who stamped out strip clubs!

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Saturday, April 17, 2010,
Fellow travellers, as we all know, Gaia works in mysterious ways, so it is sometimes difficult to discern what She is trying to communicate to us. (Well, actually it's not that difficult for advanced souls like myself and my feisty feline fellow traveller Jocelyn to know. It's just a challenge for you and your friends. But don't worry, when that is the case we are happy to translate for you.)

But sometimes Gaia sends us a message that is completely unequivocal. This volcanic eruption in Icela...
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Academy Awards ambivalence

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Tuesday, March 9, 2010,
Fellow travellers, I am heartened to know that sassy sister Kathryn Bigelow won the Oscar for Best Director, and her film won Best Picture. This is certainly a highly empowering development for women all across the globe. And it's a nice coincidence that it just happened to occur at around the same time as International Women's Day.

But I am frankly appalled that she dedicated her win to "the women and men in the military who risk their lives on a daily basis in Iraq and Afghanistan. May they...
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Feeding the forces of darkness

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Saturday, November 14, 2009,
While our new Prime Minister has been a vast improvement over the last, sometimes he's just as appalling and reactionary. Take this new directive, encouraging women to breastfeed their babies for the first six months.

This is a clear attempt to enslave women yet again. Surely, it would be much more empowering for them if the men were made to perform this duty instead.

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The age of bizarre

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Thursday, November 5, 2009,
Fellow travellers, you may have read about this strange event, in which the reactionary, peenie-waving London Mayor "Bonking Boris" Johnson saved Franny Armstrong - climate change activist and director of the searing film The Age of Stupid - from an attack by several young women.

I'm sure that this "brave" act was completely unnecessary. Ms Armstrong surely could have protected herself had he not arrived so "heroically" on the scene. That's why these comments are so bizarre: "He was my knight ...
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