Auspol Snackpod: Australian Politics and Memes
132 - Side-Eye Steak
It's a post-heavy episode this week, with plenty of news and even a new sting/segment! We're serving up...
Aperitifs: Solar grants for struggling yacht clubs; Anne Ruston manages to be deeply insulting to disabled people while trying to praise them; Centrelink doesn't have a database so much as a pile of inaccessible documents.
Positivity Corner: Zac gives us some patented Le Snak brand art analysis, about the red paint poured over colonial statues of Captain Cook.
First Nations: The copyright to the Aboriginal flag has been purchased by the Federal Government, in direct contradiction of their committee report about it.
Read more about it from Bronwyn Carlson: https://theconversation.com/amp/dont-say-the-aboriginal-flag-was-freed-it-belongs-to-us-not-the-commonwealth-175623
Blurst Take: We can't not talk about Grace Tame and the side-eye. The blurst take comes in from Peter van Onselen and the various other gross people who have published gross and demeaning takes about Tame. We also have a blesst take from Amy Remeikis and Carrie Bickmore.
Read more and watch the footage here: https://womensagenda.com.au/politics/carrie-bickmore-amy-remeikis-tear-pvo-a-new-one-over-irresponsible-and-devastating-grace-tame-comments/
Read Amy Remeikis' article about PvO here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/26/on-the-project-my-rage-bubbled-to-the-surface-thats-what-happens-when-women-are-no-longer-willing-to-make-nice
Read Kara Shlegl's article about Grace Tame, autism and masking: https://www.refinery29.com/en-au/smiling-grace-tame-autism
SPOTW: We're awarding this to Grace Tame for her tireless and cromulent posting over the last year.
Election Section: The NSW Liberal Party is a complete shambles thanks to the machinations of Alex Hawke, who wants to avoid a pre-selection battle. Meanwhile various Liberal party apparatchiks are considering legal action. South Australia continues to be extremely hilarious.
Fashy Australia: the Select Committee on Social Media and Online Safety is a total clownshow. Craig Kelly is using it as a personal vehicle to litigate his hurt feelings from twitter, and they are mainly taking evidence from active, organised homophobes and transphobes. Cool cool cool.
And you'll just have to wait til the end for our Pupdate!
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