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Tag: 2017-18

August 22, 2017

Dr Rebecca Kiddle, Ngāti Porou and Ngā Puhi, is a lecturer for the School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington. She is one of the founders of Imagining Decolonised Cities (IDC). Salient spoke to Kiddle to ask how we, all of us, could get involved in thinking about our urban […]

August 21, 2017

Euthanasia has been in the spotlight recently, with ACT MP David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill being introduced to the House on June 8. It was reviewed by the Attorney-General Chris Finlayson in a section 7 report for consistency with the Bill of Rights Act 1990. While the Bill was found to be inconsistent […]

August 21, 2017

Dear Pākehā*, As a Māori student, I have and continue to participate in affirmative action programmes. Despite the awkwardness I have felt and the misplaced comments from non-Māori students who might deem affirmative action as nothing other than “special treatment,” and despite being forced by such uneducated reactions to question my own integrity and even […]

August 21, 2017

In only a few minutes of screen time, Captain America: Civil War tells a more accurate and, in my view, more edifying story of disability than most Hollywood films do in upwards of two hours. Okay, bear with me. In case you haven’t seen Civil War (or the memory of it has been crushed by […]

August 21, 2017

Addressed to: Rory Lenihan-Ikin (President of VUWSA) & the wider VUWSA executive   Kia ora, I am writing on behalf of Victoria University Feminist Organisation (VicUFO), formerly VUWSA Women’s Group, to express our need for the name change of our representative group. We feel that as our community develops, so does the need to underline […]

August 21, 2017

Next week is the launch of the Thursdays in Black report “In Our Own Words”. The report draws from a comprehensive and wide-reaching survey which, broadly speaking, asked students about their experiences of sexual assault and harassment, sexuality education, institutional policies and support, and LGBTQIA+ and ableism discrimination. Thursdays in Black have analysed the results […]

August 21, 2017

Palemia Book Launch I remember when I was still very young, my mother asked me who my social science teacher was. Then she asked, “who were the first people that discovered Samoa?” My colonised and textbook-minded self answered proudly: European whalers and traders. My mother shook her head. I tried again: “It was that Roggeveen […]

August 21, 2017

Love is like an ocean And I’m hiding in the blue Truth is like a knife And I’m hiding it from you   Love is the truth Yellow Silver true Cuts me open where I’m open Silver yellow blue   There’s a rock over your bed at night Daylight cuts the string Suspended by the […]

August 21, 2017

I was apprehensive to write about Chris Kraus. She seems to have become a bizarre receptacle for the projections of well-read white feminists. People feel compelled to mention Lena Dunham when talking about Kraus. The re-issued copy of I Love Dick resembles the opening credits of Girls. Lena Dunham gifted a copy of I Love […]

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