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Tuesday 13 August 2013
Culture Opinion

an open letter to an anti-feminist

Rianh Silvertree
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Dear Old Man at the train station, Thank you for sharing your Anti-feminist Manifesto with me, I have summarised your points as follows so we can keep track: That it is Feminist Marxists like Julia Gillard who have ruined families. That Tony Abbott has been unfairly maligned because he is a Catholic and male. (Feminist…
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Tuesday 30 July 2013
News

in brief: the oxford english dictionary redefines marriage

Rianh Silvertree
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Gay marriage will be in the next printed edition of the Oxford English Dictionary as a secondary definition. It will read: ‘(in some jurisdictions) a union between partners of the same sex.’ The primary definition remains ‘the formal union of a man and a woman, typically as recognised by law, by which they become husband…
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Saturday 20 July 2013
News Opinion

doll wars: monster high versus barbie

Rianh Silvertree
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While Mattel’s Monster High dolls have savaged Mattel’s Barbie in the marketplace, what have we really gained as consumers? Monster High’s ‘Frankenstein’, ‘Cleo De Nile’ and ‘Draculaura’ amongst many others – aside from being the offspring of classic monsters – are all about celebrating difference. So sayeth Mattel. But are they? Barbie had unrealistic proportions,…
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Friday 19 July 2013
Culture Life Opinion

men are always men, but girls are sexy

Rianh Silvertree
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A recent Facebook post by a male friend-of-friend read: ‘girls dancing is sexy, girls walking is sexy and girls sitting is sexy.’ My reply, of course, was; ‘unless the act is intentionally sexy, it’s just walking, dancing and sitting,’ but I’m very much afraid that I was wrong. Unfortunately and, as we all know, his…
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Sunday 7 July 2013
Culture

memoir: from bloody mongrel to cockapoo, shitzoodle and nintendog

Rianh Silvertree
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What has happened to the family pet? Dear Father Christmas, All I want is a puppy. I will love it and care for it and name it for its most redeeming characteristic…. My 1973 dog had a damp start to life, being the only pup that survived a dunking by gunny sack in the local…
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