Monthly Archives: April 2017

Anzac Day: Indigenous soldiers thought ‘when we got back we’d be treated differently’.

Australia’s continued lack of acknowledgment of indigenous soldiers.  http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-25/anzac-day-indigenous-soldiers-shunned-by-society/8468364

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Telling children ‘hard work gets you to the top’ is simply a lie

Perversely, class and accents remain an overwhelmingly important way of judging intelligence. In France or Germany, for example, your accent rarely matters. Your vocabulary and conjugation will give much more away, but never your accent… I don’t see this mindset shifting, so my advice to youngsters has remained: you need to adapt yourself. You need to find the right way to speak to different people, at different times in different contexts. Continue reading

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Talking in Euphemisms Chips Away at Your Sense of Morality 

“Indirect speech allows us to feel better about things we should feel badly about. And the better we feel about acting immorally, the easier it becomes to do it again.” Continue reading

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A Feminist Biologist Discusses Gender Differences In The Animal Kingdom

“What do feminists think of distinct gender roles in other species? I think this is a perfectly reasonable question, and it’s something I’ve spent a good part of my career mulling over. In basically all animal species, males and females do tend to behave in distinct ways…” Continue reading

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Australian Govt Still Avoiding What The People Want

“With Barnaby Joyce still insisting the idea of 50% renewable energy by 2030 is “bat poo crazy”, the prime minister had to muffle the news that it might be easily possible to go even further” Continue reading

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