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 […]

Rant: Counting sleep

March 4, 2016

In today’s fast-paced society, you’ll often hear people chatting about how tired they are, and most of us know someone who loves to brag about how they function perfectly on just three hours of sleep […]

Rant: Leave Arts Funding Alone

February 18, 2016

The other day I took to my Facebook feed in search of some light entertainment while I was stuck on the bus resting a frazzled post-work brain. What I had in mind was just a […]

Rant: does Tinder empower women?

February 5, 2016

I constantly hear stories from my single friends about different dates they’ve had or new guys that they’re speaking to. This influx of romantic experiences is a direct result of the, um, mass penetration of […]

Rant: No More Late-Night Kebabs

January 28, 2016

Walking down King St, Newtown (very) early one morning, I’m visualising the orange glow of the iconic  signs, deciding what sauce combo to go for, anticipating the first succulent bite of doner kebab. Imagine my […]

Rant: Attachment Issues

April 27, 2015

Holly Goodwin, a volunteer Australian Breastfeeding Association councillor and local mother of two, says that attachment (to your community) cannot be underestimated when you’re a new mum. Personally, I have not experienced people being offended […]

Rant: Pre-loved pursuit

April 13, 2015

One morning, many years ago, I remember entering my favourite charity shop where I was a regular customer, to be greeted by the sales assistant holding up a fantastic Versace padded jacket for my inspection. […]

Rant: Abuse of power comes as no surprise

March 25, 2015

Yes, this is a rant about real estate agents. Why do real estate agents feel that they can treat tenants in such a disrespectful way? I have pondered this in some depth and have finally […]

Rant: AusGrid – Shooting the messenger

March 12, 2015

If you are the million dollar manager of a public utility who is likely to earn millions more in a privatised utility you’d think your first order of business would be to get your business […]

Rant: Reunion Time

March 3, 2015

I turned 21 recently and while that number has very much sealed the fact that I am an adult now, it was something else that made me feel like I was growing old. I’ve been […]

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