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The Innocent Victim

During the Aids epidemic, the Australian mass media showed a Grim Reaper ad, based on the line “this disease used to affect homosexuals and drug addicts, now we are all in danger”. At the same time, an eminent surgeon (people … Continue reading

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Confessional Seal

The recent Royal Commission of child sexual abuse has recommended that cases of abuse confessed within the confines of the sacrament be revealed to the police. This action has been vigorously resisted by the Catholic status quo within Australia. One … Continue reading

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POLITICS of GENDER and DRESS

At the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney currently, is an exhibition of men’s clothes called, wouldn’t you know, Reigning Men. It is comprised mostly of a US collection, added to by garments from the local vaults. I have yet to see … Continue reading

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Religions and celibacy

Last night, on the ABC TV Australian Story was the narrative of a Melbourne Orthodox Jewish young woman who had been sexually molested and raped by her school mistress. The victim was reduced to depression, worthlessness, self-harm. Finally, she was … Continue reading

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SSM

From the stats of this blog, it goes largely unread by the universe and so acts as my personal diary. A lot is being rewritten about the 1978 Mardi Gras demo as this year is its 40th anniversary. A film … Continue reading

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#METOO

ABC TV The Drum has just repeated an episode that explored male violence against women and children and other men, based on power and a sense of “what they could get away with”. The consensus of the four panelists, all … Continue reading

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