At 101 East – Al Jazeera’s Asia-Pacific current affairs program, amongst other things, I produced social media videos and an online article.
The age of media-induced outrage
Here’s me leaning in on the recent Chris Gayle scandal.
Scrolling through the comments sections on various rehashed versions of the story, I noticed all the critics of the uniform ‘sexism’ angle were male.
Hear my stanch addition to the conversation: Piers Morgan and his merry band of re-tweeters and I miraculously agree on something.
Asking someone out on a date is not sexist.
Asking someone out on a date when she’s interviewing you, live, is not sexist. Somewhat awkward? Yes. But not sexist.
I fear with the media’s kneejerk labelling of every uncomfortable male-female interaction as sexist, men are becoming fearful, wussy cardboard cut-outs. I’ve experienced this. Being asked out is about as likely as there being a politically incorrect viewpoint in a major news publication.
The ill effects of this can be worse. With the advent of self-righteous, hypersensitive ‘feminism’, a burgeoning number of men feel the need to virtually recouping power via violent porn. This can translate to real life, where sexual encounters, even if consensual, can still be awful for women.
To prevent romantic alienation and shitty sex, this time, its women, and editors, who need to grow a pair.
The Wire is a daily current affairs radio program, broadcast exclusively on Community and Indigenous radio stations around Australia.
The Australian is the biggest-selling national newspaper in the country.
Early Learning Review
The Early Learning Review is Australia’s leading independent early learning education website, read by leaders, carers, government, independent bodies, boards and support staff. It is published by News Corp Australia.
As this was my part-time gig, I have written innumerable articles, including news and features. Please find a small selection below.
- Indigenous early education gap remains wide
- Working mums a boon for daughters’ careers: Harvard researchers
- Tongues untied: bilingual basics for teachers
- Touchy subject: physical contact between teachers, kids a fraught topic
- Mumpreneur’s the word
Talking Eds podcast
This was a weekly ‘education news review’-type podcast, and was a collaboration between me (Early Learning Review), Patrick Avenell (News Editor, APN Educational Media) and James Wells (Education Review and Campus Review). Again, I have just provided a few samples, for brevity’s sake!
- Episode 1: Autism, transgender bathrooms, ATAR and the Uber of universities
- Episode 2: BubDesk, EduTECH, soft skills and Roz Ward
- Episode 3: Smoking bans, cute babies and what the Brock Turner case tells us about rape culture
- Episode 4: Girls in STEM, the unlucky country, going manic for Word Mania
- Episode 5: The Con’s urban Odyssey, pre-election childcare policies, medication for kids
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Australia’s state-owned and funded national public broadcaster.
2ser is a community radio station funded by UTS and Macquarie University. Devoted to the expression of alternative views, its programs promote social justice as well as reflecting Sydney’s vibrant and diverse social and cultural landscape.
The Vocal is Fairfax Media’s new youth and social activism-oriented website.
The Sydney Morning Herald is is the oldest continuously published newspaper in Australia.
Life & Style
- Rick Owens show marred by model jokingly calling for the death of Angela Merkel
- How to grow an edible vertical garden this winter
- Just open: Cuban-themed Middlebar in Bourke St, Darlinghurst
- Zilver to open yum cha restaurant in Westfield Bondi Junction
- Just Open: Reuben Republic, Marrickville
- Just Open: Luis Tans, Bondi
- Salad in a jar? From a vending machine?
- Just Open: Ciccone & Sons Gelateria, Redfern
- Sydney’s Single Origin Roasters opens new cafe Single O CBD
- Wine lists at Sydney and Melbourne restaurants among world’s best
- Night Noodle Markets head to Adelaide
- Just Open: Local Mbassy, Ultimo
- Just open: Taylor’s, Sydney CBD
- Preschool within retirement home in Seattle allows for inter-generational play
- Alcohol the most toxic factor in neglect of over one million Australian kids
- Australia’s youngest hypnotherapist, Lorelai Chalmers, mesmerises (her classmates, that is)
- A century’s worth of studies prove sleep is vital for kids’ recall skills
- The New Zealand winter school holiday adventure that doesn’t involve skiing
- New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego range pictures leaked
- Viral YouTube clip stokes parents’ deepest ‘stranger danger’ fears
- Christine Simpson wins petition for murdered nine-year-old daughter, Ebony Simpson
- Kids who spend more time in nature become happier adults, Planet Ark reports
- Kids raised by same-sex parents and straight parents are the same, study shows
- Permanent residency at last for Filippino nurse Maria Sevilla and autistic son
- New study shows kids with autism can improve their reading comprehension
- Six-year-old Ezekiel Lawler writes to Senator about detention of baby in Nauru
- Behold – there’s now a psychologist-developed guide to educational apps for kids
- Campbell Remess: 11 year old charitable teddy bear maker extraordinaire