August 2016

Journey to IKEA’s parallel universe


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This article first appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail Last week I went to IKEA for the first time. After taking five steps inside, I was lost.

Let’s take a stand against morons who stay seated


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This article first appeared in the Herald Sun IT’S the little things that annoy me most and when they pile up one after the other — and oh how I wish this wasn’t true — sometimes, I snap. It’s usually in the most ineffectual, middle class and white way as possible. I might forcefully close a Read More

The myth of the “happy hooker”


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This article first appeared in the Adelaide Advertiser MEN who visit prostitutes often claim it’s OK because ‘‘the girls must enjoy it, otherwise they wouldn’t do it”. Or even ‘‘I wish someone would pay me to do this for a living”. In the overwhelming majority of cases, statements like these couldn’t be further from the truth. Read More

We need the word police – now more than ever


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This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald Sun ANY time I’m unlucky enough to be caught outside after 10pm and I  wander past a nightclub queue, I think to myself, “Why aren’t there fashion police?” It’s always a case of too much skin, not enough gym. Also, the sale of leather pants, denim shorts and Read More