My name is Deborah Russell. At the start of 2008, I shifted from New Zealand to Adelaide, Australia, with my husband and children. After a three year sojourn here, we will be moving home to New Zealand at the end of 2010.
The header on this blog is an extract from the petition presented to the New Zealand Parliament, in 1893, asking for suffrage for women. The petition was granted; on September 19, 1893, all New Zealand women were enfranchised.
The South Australian government passed a bill enfranchising women in December 1894, and it was given the Royal Assent by Queen Victoria on 2 February 1895.
In early 2007, I spent a lot of time hanging about Public Address, and in the midst of a vexed discussion there, wrote this comment, on feminisms. Writing it made me want to have a blog of my own, ‘though for various reasons, it took me some time to get it going.
Amartya Sen on democracy
Finally Feminism 101
Iris Marion Young on Throwing Like a Girl
Butterflies and Wheels
Pharyngula at ScienceBlogs.com
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Jonathan Rauch on caring for your introvert
Contact me: You can contact me at hotmail, where I use dfr141 as my handle.
All material on this blog is issued under a Creative Commons Attribution license. This means that you may distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon my work, even commercially, as long as you credit me for the original creation.