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Sending a side-eye to Brisbane City Council.

In terms of ‘wokeness’, also known in conventional circles as respecting cultural diversity, flying a flag is pretty much level 1 on the Richter Scale. Some institutions fly their flags, say the acknowledgments and wear the pins and are still hopeless. But hey, at least they’re giving it a crack.

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We saved the RDA

{Am posting this using my phone, so can’t hyperlink. Will update later}

So, the PM announced today amongst a whole bunch of national security/anti-terror stuff, that the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, in particular Section 18C, will no longer proceed.We are all very happy about this news. Many institutions, led by the wonderful National Congress, fought hard.

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My submission to the 18C Consultation

I managed this week to get in a quick submission to the 18C Consultation process. It’s not great, but it is a version of a couple of the letters that I wrote to the prior to the release of the exposure draft. At least I’m on the record, and it’s also my first submission. Hopefully the first of many. Trying to be an engaged citizen I guess.

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On “on the importance of the right to offend”

I commented tonight on a post, On the Importance of the Right to Offend, by Kenan Malik on his blog.

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Buy my shirt and help me get to WIPC:E

Here is the first shirt design I’ve added to Redbubble. It’s called Racial Discrimination Act. As in ‘act’ don’t react. My explanation of the design,

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Feeling deadly today

Just realised that I’ve written 6 posts for The Critical Classroom this month and feeling bloody awesome. I wrote 8 for the month of June in 2010. Before that I can’t tell because I was on TypePad then and imported 55 posts in one day.

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I will

I will not dance for you or sing for you
I will not make art and my tell stories or share
my world for you



I will not look how you want me to look
I will not be who you want me to be, or make
the choices you want me to make

I will not value the things you want me to
value



I am not how you define meĀ 
I will not be how you define me

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The start of the decline?

This morning Son2 was watching a doco about World War 2 on the History Channel. As we were about to leave, there was an interview with an older woman (it was historical footage, probably filmed in the 1970s) about her experience of the rise of Hitler and the early steps to what later become The Holocaust.