September 26, 2014
News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier | Media | The Guardian

September 24, 2014
Sausage-fest escapism

In 2013, 82% of the top 100 grossing films in the US featured male dominated casts; only 2% featured more female than male characters. Last I checked the population was 50.something% female.

Usually dick fests are a sign of a bad / great party, depending on what you’re into. Perhaps male movie goers are all a bit gayer than they’d like to think.

In other news, a fivethirtyeight analysis found that films that pass the Bechdel test (minimal female character test) show a better return on investment. Nice when there’s data to support one’s biases for greater gender equality in film. 

Vote with your dollars people, try only going to see movies with female protagonists for a change.

September 11, 2014
Minuit are pulling the plug. Sad. Who’s keen to see their last shows?

Minuit are pulling the plug. Sad. Who’s keen to see their last shows?

(Source: minuittheband)

September 5, 2014
The class war in American politics is over. The rich won.

August 21, 2014
How politics makes us stupid

Really enjoying Vox.com at the moment. This thoughtful article looks at how once an idea or belief gets tied into our sense of identity we get very good at ignoring any evidence to the contrary. 

August 19, 2014
— Sharon Van Etten - We Are Fine (Tourist Remix)

Favourite right now

August 9, 2014

July 26, 2014
The federal government is crazy to classify pot worse than alcohol

July 25, 2014
crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

(via coleytangerina)

July 14, 2014
The Hand Mirror: Movies, feminism and postfeminism

Interview with Bronwyn Polaschek

July 6, 2014
Life with a NICU baby

From Joy:

This woman’s blog post nicely sums up some of my experiences having a premature baby in the hospital. Alex will be 6 weeks old tomorrow! It’s crazy to think we’ve had 6 weeks of this surreal existence, it feels like a life time and no time at all. Alex is doing amazing, and, fingers crossed, will be able to come home in a few more weeks. 

Life with a NICU baby

June 19, 2014
Statistics Done Wrong

Best online stats primer I’ve seen. Clear, engaging and 40 minutes reading will set you up to understand stats and science better than most University graduates.