Steph went to see Leonardo’s Bride last night, a band she never saw in her youth on account of being too young and on the wrong coast. Other 90s antipodean bands she’s seen as an adult: Crowded House, Monique Brumby, Frente!. All she needs now is Hunters + Collectors and she’ll have her own personal fave complete set.
If you haven’t read about Nauru yet this week, you should at least touch base: The Nauru files are raw evidence of torture. Can we look away? (Summary: we’re terrible. Our government is made up of monsters)
Nothing new, but a nice, succinct summary: Cultural appropriation in food
As long as African Americans are far more likely to be shot by police, to take one obvious illustration of institutionalised racism, it is not okay for white Australians or anybody else outside of that community to use rappers and fried chicken as a cute food trope. Hopefully someday such images won’t be loaded, but that day has not yet come.
(Liz has Feelings about Melbourne’s adoption of Southern food as ~trendy~ and ~upmarket~, but not enough knowledge to talk about it intelligently.)
August 9 was International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Four Indigenous Feminists We Love
Gentrification, racism, and the individual – all of Steph’s favourite stuff: Airbnb’s racism problem is much bigger than a few racist hosts
And this brings me back, suddenly, to the public debate. I can’t help wondering whether, by focusing on racism inside Airbnb’s platform, we’re missing the larger story: the story of more significant harms to people and communities of color, who are displaced by the platform overall.