Category: Features

  • How People With Disability Reclaim Online Spaces

    How People With Disability Reclaim Online Spaces

    By Alex Linker Over the last few years, there’s been a trend towards the use of hashtags prefaced with the word “actually” in online disability spaces and discussions, particularly on Twitter and Tumblr. This trend originated with #actuallyautistic, as a way for autistic people to connect with each other without being inundated with posts from…

  • Long Live Live Music: Reviewing The Last Frost

    Long Live Live Music: Reviewing The Last Frost

    By Dominic Giannini, Online Sub-Editor   Yours & Owls’ The Last Frost lived up to its name as hundreds gathered in front of an ethereal little stage propped up in, what felt like, the backyard of the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus last Saturday. Clad in jumpers and jeans, faces sparkling with icy glitter and…

  • A Slice of Guilt Pie: Force-Fed

    A Slice of Guilt Pie: Force-Fed

      By Jumaana Abdu   @kaZZ1995 . 8:23 AM Feb 28 Back to uni today. 3 months off was not enough save me   @DevPatella 8:37 AM Feb 28 gon miss my holiday beard. security at uni been uptight since Nov incident. can’t afford to look threatening, just wanna pass this course yo   @kaZZ1995…

  • Binky: A Commentary

    Binky: A Commentary

      By Albert Lin So there’s an interesting social media platform that’s been making the rounds recently, and it’s called Binky. There are Binks (posts), you can comment on stuff, you can swipe left and right, and you can also “re-bink” things. Of course, the twist here is that nothing matters on Binky. Literally, nothing…

  • Triggered Feminazi #SJW Gets #Owned

    Triggered Feminazi #SJW Gets #Owned

    By Abby Butler   CW: sexual harassment, assault   “On Wednesday night last week, I was indecently assaulted.”   This is the first sentence of Georgia Mueck’s post to a Newcastle nightclub’s Facebook page. It’s prompted, at the time of writing, over 1,000 likes and hundreds of comments. The status details Mueck’s experience with two…

  • On Data Security and the Death of Privacy

    On Data Security and the Death of Privacy

      By Nicholas Gerovasilis   In 1890, with the advent of the flexible film camera, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis co-wrote an article in the Harvard Law Review in which he lamented the growing threat to privacy. Over a century later, with the rise of ATMs and the Internet, TIME magazine declared “The Death of Privacy”.…