A review of The Handmaid's Tale season 2 (Originally published on Ethos Blog) (Warning: Contains spoilers) In 2017, I reviewed the first season of Hulu’s acclaimed television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale. In that review, I highlighted the series’ scathing critique of graceless, hypocritical forms of Christianity that tolerate abuse, countering claims by … Continue reading Women of Gilead: opressing and oppressed
Angie Dinh: The ultimate foodie I first met Angie and her now husband Ryan at their lavishly home-catered Oriental High Tea, one in a series of pop-up restaurant events they put on for their friends between 2013 and 2014. I had the privilege of attending two of these sought-after events as a little known ‘plus … Continue reading Ordinary-extraordinary women (Part 2)
Leonie Benigno: From Saddle Club to Supermum Every month on a Sunday afternoon, my husband and I make the hour-long journey to leafy Oakville to seek relief for our aching office-worker muscles. Leonie Benigno, founder of Spot On Remedial Massage, is something of a local legend, delivering a reliable combination of effective treatment and friendly … Continue reading Ordinary-extraordinary women (Part 1)
(Originally published on the Ethos blog) Alias Grace is the latest television series to stem from the vast repertoire of Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Like her recently televised modern classic, The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Gracefeatures a strong, beleaguered female protagonist resisting the oppression of upper class men. However, a key point of difference is that … Continue reading Alias Grace: Giving wronged women a voice
At midnight tonight, 2017 will come to an end. And what a year it has been! Especially for women. Again and again in 2017, women in Australia and abroad rose up to expose toxic cultures of sexism, sexual harassment and domestic and family violence that had been protected for too long in a range of … Continue reading 2017: A year for women
Over the next 6 months or so, I will be featuring biographical profiles of several ordinary extraordinary women with whom I have been privileged to cross paths. These women are not celebrities, leading executives or Australians of the Year (that I know of!), and when I asked them to participate they were universally incredulous at … Continue reading Ordinary extraordinary women
After years of prayerful consideration, I decided to ‘go public’ with my support for same sex marriage just over twelve months ago, after attending an inspiring panel discussion entitled, Equality, Discrimination & Faith run by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. I knew that many of my Christian friends would disagree with me, and some may … Continue reading Today I voted ‘Yes’. Here’s why.