Not just men

Not just men

By Greg Spearritt Let me state up front: the current gender crisis is not up to women to fix. It’s male behaviour and a deeply sexist culture, and a society designed by and for men, that are at the root of the issue. We all have a part to play, especially men. Our...
Church schools and women

Church schools and women

By Greg Spearritt No doubt the issues around attitudes to women and skewed attitudes to sex are society-wide, but there are microcosms of particularly misogynistic views. One such microcosm is the private school sector, especially the ‘elite’ private boys schools. So...
Believing

Believing

By Greg Spearritt Who to believe? Attorney-General Christian Porter or the woman, unfortunately now deceased, who accused him of raping her when they were both in their teens? It seems there can be no criminal investigation or trial without a plaintiff, so neither...
Cheap

Cheap

By John Carr When I was growing up in the 1940s and 50s, I was often intrigued by some of the pejorative terms used by adults. The adults of my childhood and youth were members of my parents’ and grandparents’ generations, born between roughly 1870 and 1920. Many of...
Woke folk

Woke folk

By John Carr The metaphoric use of ‘woke’ reached mainstream Australian media only during 2020 – when there were lots of more important issues to worry about. It appeared to be used as a derisive term for any annoying or stupid Left-wing person, practice or language...