Smoph's musings

Just my thoughts on the world

Category: women

Recent reading, October 2018

It’s been an age since I blogged regularly, and I have half a dozen reviews I should have done, so I will write short reviews and post them up in other places later this week. Angela Slatter, Verity Fassbinder trilogy, Vigil & Corpselight A little late to the Verity party, I whittled down by TBR […]

The last comedy of Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby, Nanette: an experience and a lesson

February fun

February has been burning through the days post-haste, as if the month wasn’t already short enough. (Can you sense my panic of a wedding deadline rapidly approaching?) But it’s been fun. I’ve been participating in Post-it note poetry month. You might have seen the poems I’ve been sharing. Post-it note poetry started out of Brisbane […]

What are we glorifying?

Woman’s Weekly this month are interviewing the mistress of the recently deceased Richard Pratt, Melbourne billionaire and chairman of Visy Industries, a paper recycling company. Her claim to fame is that she was his mistress for years and they had a daughter together. Now, I don’t care what people do in their private lives, though […]

Social Responsibility

It seems to me that this story has slipped down between the crack and has been swept under the rug of our apathy. I am referring to the Palestinian woman recently convicted of being an Israeli spy. In my news avoidance existence, I only stumbled across this story in newspaper on Saturday. I will preface […]