Dr Skye Saunders is Australia’s foremost expert on sexual harassment in rural communities.
Day: July 7, 2018
Stand Up, But Stand Behind — Why Non-Indigenous Australian Feminists Need To Stand Behind Their Indigenous Sisters
“Aboriginal women have always known our place in our communities, in societies and in activism. It is time for non-Indigenous activists, and feminists especially, to understand not only our struggle, but also our persistent survival.”
We asked two Bossy writers to give us a culinary review of life’s most mundane and yet most vibrant food experience: the family dinner.
Blowing the Patriarchy: The Myth of the Feminist Hoe
“I am a sex worker. I am a feminist. I am myself and I refuse to let labels define me.”
In Conversation: Academia, Imposter Syndrome and the Patriarchy
“Some days, you just don’t feel that motivated. Some days you feel down, depressed even. Most days you are second-guessing yourself: your intelligence, your willpower, your originality, hell, even your speaking voice. You don’t often get feedback as you do in your undergraduate studies, so you often compare yourself to those around you.”
“To know one such as I know you / To love in knowing, as I love / The passages of your soul …”
The Tales That Really Mattered: A Discussion of Fanfiction, Queer Identity and Lord of the Rings
“I had just sat through three movies where Sam had followed Frodo across Middle Earth on a perilous journey, and it seemed obvious to me that after everything they’d been through they would get married … How could the story now veer wildly off course and have Samwise marry a girl from the Shire?”
An Indian Girl’s Guide to Western Astrology as a Bitter Scorpio
“Astrology has become a truly polarising subject within pop-culture; people either find themselves thoroughly convinced that the ‘stars don’t lie’, or they merely dismiss the entire movement as the fabricated and less-successful cousin of astronomy.”
In Conversation: Genderless
“As a gender-diverse person worried about their future in the workforce, I approached a non-binary employee of the Australian Public Service, Rian Jenkins, in order to gain an understanding of how their experience being out at work has impacted their life … I hope this interview, as it did for me, eases gender diverse people’s worries and makes them a little happier about the prospect of growing up in a cisgender world.”
Can Cartoons Really Stop Sexual Violence?
“The Consent Matters Module has been branded as a tokenistic, ‘band-aid’-style approach to what is actually a much broader and more serious issue: rape culture. The argument is that this issue cannot miraculously be solved through watching stories acted out by cartoon figures and checking boxes on a screen.”