Vanessa de Largie

Why male feminists are deeply dodgy

18 October 2021 3:58 pm

Male feminists are suss. Always have been. Always will be.  They spend their days defending girl-power and, in exchange, they…

Come fly the gender neutral skies

12 October 2021 3:05 pm

The gender-neutral brigade are getting a bit much.  Last week I wrote an article for SpecOz about how women are…

I am a woman – and proud of it

7 October 2021 5:14 pm

I am a woman.  I am not a uterus-holder, a vulva-owner, a person with a front-hole or a body with…

Why the Jess Rowe Big Talk Show Podcast is too small to include Pauline Hanson

30 September 2021 12:00 pm

The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show Podcast is BIG but not big enough to include alternate views, apparently. Journalism is…

The amazing return of Captain Australia

22 July 2021 2:13 pm

Eighty-one years ago, comic book writer Joe Simon created Captain America, an agile and resilient superhero who represented the American…

Covid cavaliers forget the elderly

28 June 2021 4:55 pm

#GladysClusterFukup was trending on Twitter yesterday. That was no surprise. Like most of Twitter, it was driven by malice. But…

Crikey, it’s the Irwins

21 June 2021 7:01 pm

The biggest takeaway from Andrew Denton’s 2003 interview with Steve Irwin on Enough Rope was how much Steve idolised his father Bob.…

Good. Gooder?

20 June 2021 12:01 pm

For decades, Australian men have been caricatured as foolish idiots in advertising.  Men are presented as stupid, useless or otherwise…

It’s erotic if you use a feather. It’s only perversion if you use the whole peacock

9 June 2021 4:00 pm

Sensuality boutique Honey Birdette has come under fire for one of their video advertisements on display outside their stores in Australian shopping centres.  …

Snow White and the intellectual dwarves

6 May 2021 2:56 pm

Snow White and her handsome prince are the most recent victims of the humourless woke scolds on the Left and…

It can’t be a supermoon if it’s not gender inclusive

28 April 2021 12:11 pm

Were you aware that only two per cent of moon craters are named after women?  Neither was I, until I…

That crackers consent ad? Blame the left for sanitising sex

22 April 2021 1:36 pm

Once upon a time, many moons ago, sex was sex and a milkshake was a milkshake. Now we’ve moved into this…

Sailors and half-clad women? No! Whoever would have thought of it?

16 April 2021 3:56 pm

To twerk or not to twerk? That is the question. I wonder what the Bard would think? Australia has its…

Facebook gives our already battered creative industries another belting

18 February 2021 6:09 pm

In response to the proposed media bargaining laws, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have banned Australian publishers from sharing and viewing…

What’s wrong with a nice little bit of consensual kink?

14 February 2021 6:00 pm

Fifteen women have accused American singer and songwriter, Marilyn Manson of horrific sexual abuse. Manson has responded to the sexual abuse…

Will the #IStandWithDan brigade still unbutton for Sutton?

17 October 2020 3:44 pm

In August, Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton speedily catapulted to cult status as Australia’s most lusted after silver fox.…

The upside to my lockdown

31 May 2020 6:40 pm

We have a lot to be thankful for.  Not only has the global pandemic given us Coronavirus Porn but dick…

The most important issue of 2020: sexist kids water bottles

21 May 2020 1:46 pm

Coronavirus seems to reveal the best and worst of humanity. Most Australians have spent the last two months adjusting to…

Self isolation? Working from home? Some of us have flourished for years doing it

17 March 2020 11:30 am

For many years now, the world has been slowly moving towards working remotely.    Recent studies conducted by the International Workplace Group…

Sick, sad and confused

25 February 2020 7:25 pm

I feel tormented this week. I want to drink. I want to suck dick.  I want to self-destruct. I’m fighting an…

Stuff woke. Be practical

10 January 2020 5:00 am

There has been enough social commentary on our bushfire crisis and climate change to fill Lake Eyre, so I’ll refrain…

When journos join the thought police, God help us

3 December 2019 12:04 pm

Is 2019 the death of satire?  Because it’s most definitely the death of comedy.  A comedian’s role used to be…

Clem goes gooey over dead white male

1 December 2019 6:06 pm

Just when I think Clementine Ford couldn’t get any more hypocritical she has managed to outdo any previous effort. At…

Leunig and the loon brigade

31 October 2019 5:01 pm

The ‘martyr mother’ archetype sums up motherhood in 2019 succinctly. The outrage over Michael Leunig’s illustration ‘Phoney Love’ is proof…

This is bullying with help from a professional media manipulator, not news

22 October 2019 1:00 pm

Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said, “compassion is the basis of morality.” Perhaps the Australian blue-tick warriors could learn something from…