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Book giveaway: Quarterly Essay - Moral Panic 101, by Benjamin Law

By some fortuitous mistake, I have been sent two copies of the latest Quarterly Essay: Moral Panic 101 by Benjamin Law.

I haven’t read it yet, but it seems like a good idea to do the giveaway now, and you can read… 122 more words

Book Giveaway

Changing the world

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about changing the world.

A big impact!

Or something small.

I was lucky enough to be born during the Internet Generation, and so have grown up with the most inspiring and incredible people on the Internet. 234 more words


Moral panic indeed

Just read Benjamin Law’s essay – Moral Panic 101 Equality, acceptance and the Safe Schools scandal in the Quarterly Essay.

I don’t normally read academic literature but I wanted to support Law and the magazine around this issue. 138 more words

Benjamin Law's Moral Panic 101

Benjamin Law, Moral Panic 101: Equality, acceptance and the Safe Schools scandal (Quarterly Essay 67, 2017)

In conversation with David Marr about this Quarterly Essay at the Seymour Centre in Sydney recently, Benjamin Law produced a wad of A4 paper at least 4 centimetres thick printed on both sides. 808 more words


HomoFascism: 2+2 = 5 (Plus A Hidden Crock of Sh*t)


All the signs are there.
The violence, the intimidation, the coercion … the terror. Inspired by the some of the intimidatory methods employed by the  558 more words

Green And Gay GetUp! Gestapo

Knack: How to Write a Memoir

Published in Knack, rip publishing



When about a month ago I read a non-fiction piece Benjamin Law wrote for… 987 more words


Maxine Beneba Clarke's Hate Race

Maxine Beneba Clarke, The Hate Race (Hachette Australia 2016)

I finished reading The Hate Race on the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, celebrated in Australia as Harmony Day, and this year the day on which the Turnbull government put forward legislation intended to make it legal to insult, offend or humiliate someone on the basis of their race. 673 more words