Welcome to Monday ~ 21st November 2011

Damn life and its annoying continuing without extending my sleeping time!

Panther Award/Girl Crush

Yeah, they’re combined: in lipmag’s review of Marieke Hardy’s autobiography. I miss her columns in … the Age, was it? I remember reading them along with the awesome Kaz Cooke in high school. Sigh.


Autumn’s thoughts on the world “ugly“.

Fashion blogging as a political action

Relations and Society

If Americans stay on this path, 83 percent of men will be overweight or obese by 2020. Women are right behind them, with 72 percent projected to be overweight or obese by then.”

A sociologist points out that the American State Department’s approach to sex workers is more based on ideology than scientific, sociological research. State Department gets pissed.

An Australian review of goods that claim a therapeutic effect (lose weight, no wrinkles, yada yada). Good; most of this crap doesn’t work, and women are often the intended audience.

Captain Awkward on rejection; basically, rejection is rejection, not an invitation to try again. Which may be true, except what are we taught? That you gotta reject him to make sure he really loves you. That if they love you, they’ll keep trying. Stupid Hollywood.

Jesmyn Ward won the US National Book Award this year: read this extract that includes her account of the Katrina hurricane. 

This Christmas, buy your eight-year-old-daughter a pole dancing kit and soon she’ll be “earning a fortune in Peekaboo Dance Dollars”. How did we get here? Pretty sure I spent most of my eighth year with my sister pretending a giant box was a spaceship. It seems more fruitful.

Harassment….compliment…..how can these two things be confused?? Scarlett Harris on a trick topic.


The American state of Georgia has an unemployment rate of 11%. So they are passing a bill to change their license plate motto to “In God We Trust”. Rachel Maddow has some suggestions on what else Georgia could use….

Jill Fillipovic has a great article on what the (defeated!) “personhood amendment” was really about.

The women in the Egyptian liberation movements.

Women can’t drink water. In stock photos, at least.

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About AimlessPanther

I’ve just moved back to my hometown, Melbourne, after getting engaged. This means searching for a job. I’ve got a PhD in something fairly useless; some customer experience history; and a few years under my belt as a public servant all-rounder. So basically, I have no specialty, don’t qualify for entry-level roles, and am a little afraid I’m going to end up back in an outbound call center…… “Hi, this is Dr Panther. Do you have a moment to discuss your current mobile phone plan?” Given I recall job searching as second only to the pain of wisdom teeth removal, I decided I needed an area to vent and try and turn the experience into a fun story. If I let the crazy out here, then my future employers will just get the professional, awesome version of Aimless Panther, right?

5 thoughts on “Welcome to Monday ~ 21st November 2011

  1. Excellent round-up Aimless Panther – although the thought of little girls pole dancing made me gag on my morning coffee. I’m thankful my little girl is currently occupied with a balloon.

  2. I always love your roundups, and not just because you were gracious enough to include The Beheld! It’s always just a nice mix. Thank you for including my work.

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