Herstory Today by Trevor Plumbly

Isn’t it time we all had a bit of a rethink? Blokes that is. Ange’s piece on the suffragettes highlighted the historical injustices inflicted on women by the so-called civilised society of the day, but I wonder if things have changed that much. I’m more inclined to suspect that the blokes have just got better at polishing the facade. In America (I hate using that country as an example for anything, but you’ll just have to bear with me on this one), you have three main contenders for the presidential race: a… Read More

The Sunday Paper – a Treat or a Let-down? by Trevor Plumbly

Non-stories on Sunday I can still remember when the Sunday paper actually contained news and a fairly good range of opinion-based articles. Thumbing through this Sunday’s offerings, I wonder if I might be better informed buying The New Zealand Woman’s Weekly (apologies to that magazine and to well-informed New Zealand women everywhere). Let me test your tolerance by sharing a few of these journalistic ‘scoops’ with those of you fortunate enough not to buy the bloody rag. From my iPad, under the ‘latest’ news, I am told: ‘Actor out to be grog-free’…. Read More