In AFLW round four, Liz keeps lamenting about having to learn what loss feels like, Stephanie complains again about the Dockers travelling every week, and we offer you some more reading.
Have we done this song before? Doesn’t matter, it’s a classic.
This week, we’re talking about the Homeless Ban in the City of Melbourne, where a proposal has been put forward to basically ban people from sleeping in the CBD. It’s an ongoing part of Melbourne’s campaign against homeless people (rather than homelessness). Beneath the fold we’ve got further reading and some action points.
This weekend, Liz and Steph stayed home due to finances and weather. This means that for the first time, they tackled (GET IT) the AFL live stream.
Hidden Figures tells the story of how African-American women helped put the United States in space. Margot Lee Shetterly’s book was optioned for film before it had even been published, so clearly I’m not the only person who was very excited by this concept. (Things I’m into: the space program; feminist history; the corners of history which are overlooked or obscured.)
I loved the book a lot, and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie when I saw it on Friday. It was a lovely portrayal of excellence in the face of oppression, of female friendship, and of some of the nuances of racism as expressed by middle class white women. And, of course, SPACE.
But the second I saw a Tumblr review promising it had no white saviours, I knew it would have a white saviour. And I was right.
Remember when Sia was an indie type best known for mid-level rotation on Triple J? How far she’s come!
This weekend the Jaipur Literary Festival came to Melbourne, hosted by the Melbourne Writer’s Festival. This was a free event, with a full day of panels and activities, and so of course Stephanie attended. Below the fold: Writing Travel, and From the Margins to the Mainland.
This week in AFL: Liz suffers her first ever real sporting disappointment, Steph laments that she’s not going to make it to any more Dockers games this season.
Rose water: not just for brown people. Yes, that’s right, white people are still “discovering” our shit and claiming it as revolutionary. Quinoa. Goji berries. (Yoga. Jesus.) Like, share our stuff, yeah, but stop putting them on magic superfoods/superlife lists.
Today: rose water as beauty drink.
What’s that? Songs about Footscray? Don’t mind if we do!