The radical, romantic female gaze of Outlander

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Review
Category
Culture

‘Take off your shirt. I want to look at you.’

These words, spoken in ‘The Wedding’, the seventh episode of Outlander, are radical, because they are spoken by a woman to a man. Unlike Game of Thrones, the show to which it is most frequently compared, Outlander is governed exclusively by an active, desiring female gaze.

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Type
Reflection
Category
Politics

A tiny grief

What is perhaps most surprising about the passing of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam at the age of 98 isn’t the fact that he died but that the announcement has hit so many so hard.

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Article
Category
Culture
Politics

The problem with men

It seemed to me that violence against women and children was everywhere, in every street. Eventually of course, I managed to pull myself together. I realised that male violence IS everywhere. It’s one of the cornerstones of Western culture.

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Reflection
Category
Activism
Politics
Reading

Taking what's ours

In general, the laws of capitalism protect the interests of property owners and big bosses, particularly the one per cent. As capitalism expands and intensifies, the laws multiply. Writers have difficulty claiming copyright and earning their just rewards. Australian federal court judges recently threw out an appeal from Cancer Voices Australia about a decision that DNA and RNA can be patented.

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Article
Category
Reading
Writing

Emerging poet series: Caitlin Maling

Caitlin Maling is a Western Australian poet whose first collection Conversations I’ve Never Had will be published by Fremantle Press in February 2015. Her work can be found, or is forthcoming, in Best Australian Poems, Australian Book Review, Westerly, Green Mountains Review, Threepenny, Australian Poetry and Meanjin, among others.