Dear ‘Ban the Burqa’ advocates

Before you argue that Islam represses women, consider the way that vitriol towards the religion has often found expression in attacks against Muslim women. Gendered violence and sexual inequality are ongoing issues in the wider Australian community, as well.

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On body hair, that trivial beast

Cross-posted at The Filing Cabinet. Recently I’ve been reading about body hair, on one of my favourite corners of the lady-internet, Already Pretty. I don’t shave at all most of the time. This habit formed sometime at university. During the second year of my arts degree at the University of Newcastle, despite my avowed feminism, … Continue reading