Rant: Make community service compulsory

September 2, 2016
Young people can positively impact the local environment, its preservation and the area’s sense of place by doing compulsory community service. It can reduce stress, will make young people in Marrickville healthier, and improve their […]

Rant: Skirting around the feminist pickle

August 5, 2016
Who are these twenty-something feminists who make their own circle skirts? Germaine and my generation have worked hard to pave the way so you DON’T have to sew, pickle, knit, bake tarts or bejewel thrifted […]

Rant: Ask for help, help end the stigma

July 7, 2016
It is a dreary Wednesday morning in an underheated school auditorium. An audience of Year 7 girls flow into their seats begrudgingly, probably because it is 8:45am. This could go so many ways. I’ll switch on […]

Rant: The Inner West welcomes refugees

June 9, 2016
Sydney’s Inner West is one of the original homes of multiculturalism in Australia. Over the decades our local area has welcomed refugees and asylum seekers from places like Europe, Asia, the Middle East – people […]

Rant: Sit up straight

May 12, 2016
Sitting around on your arse isn’t quite as simple as it used to be As a white, middle-aged man and a fairly modest chap at that, there is one activity in life that I regularly […]

Rant: What not to say on Mother’s Day

April 29, 2016
Mother’s Day is tricky and I’m not just talking about where to put the apostrophe. You see, I am not a mother. Mainly due to the fact that I do not have children. Yes, I am […]

Rant: Lest we forget the Frontier Wars

April 15, 2016
The colonial genocide and dispossession of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is a historical fact that mainstream Australia would still rather ignore. For Indigenous Australians, Anzac Day is not an inclusive occasion. It is an […]

Rant: Cultural appropriation

March 18, 2016
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of cultural appropriation. The term has cropped up frequently in discussions of popular culture, reigniting debates around political correctness. Think Kylie Jenner’s cornrows and Miley […]
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