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Australian slang makes you more likable but only in an ocker accent, study claims

Australian National University research shows using Australian slang in a foreign accent has a neutral impact on likability<p>Using Aussie slang makes you more likable to your fellow Aussie cobbers – but only if you use a fair dinkum Aussie accent.<p>New research from the Australian National University …

It's not 'politically correct' to say Australia was invaded, it's history | Paul Daley

The latest manufactured outrage from the Daily Telegraph and other rightwing groups ignores the experience of the continent’s Indigenous people<p>So, the arbiters of political correctness gone mad have apparently decided we need a quick top-up lesson on Australian Indigenous history. Or something.<p>It’s …

'Mistakes were made': detecting the sneaky passive voice

In a recent enquiry into alleged sexual abuses by priests, Cardinal George Pell said:<p>Mistakes were made by me and by others in the church that …

Great Depression

A Non-Binary Person's Guide to Invented Pronouns

Dude, Man Up: An Exploration of Gendered Language

By Julie Mastrine,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1auWswR<p>Walking down the street often takes a lot out of me. Sometimes, the conversations I …

Why We Need to Stop Calling Powerful Women "Bitches"

Why does he get to be the Big Man on Campus, while you're called the Head Bitch? The words used at school and in the office can hold you back. So change them.<p>It was the moment on the 2008 campaign trail that went viral long before Texts From Hillary. In South Carolina, a woman asked Republican …

Shane Sutton suspended by British Cycling as discrimination row deepens

Shane Sutton, British Cycling‘s technical director, has been suspended from his role pending an investigation after he was accused of making …

Peter Dutton says 'illiterate and innumerate' refugees would take Australian jobs

"For many of them that would be unemployed, they would languish in unemployment queues and on Medicare and the rest of it so there would be huge cost …

You can be fined for not calling people ‘ze’ or ‘hir,’ if that’s the pronoun they demand that you use

That’s the official legal guidance from the New York City Commission on Human Rights:<p>The NYCHRL [New York City Human Rights Law] requires employers[, landlords, and all businesses and professionals] to use an [employee’s, tenant’s, customer’s, or client’s] preferred name, pronoun and title (e.g., …

18 New Words in the English Dictionary Invented By Social Media

How has social media changed the words we use and how we communicate with each other?<p>One quick example are selfies which are all the rage at the …

New Facebook Messenger Emojis are Stunning

Facebook has today released an update to its Messenger app for iOS and Android with a complete emoji overhaul.A total of 1,180 emoji images is …

People with disabilities call for positive words to describe them

On the eve of the 2016 Paralympics, people with disabilities want the term disability to be replaced by para-ability.<p>The term was devised by Jan …

Top 10 Most Sexist Things To Occur At The 2016 Rio Olympics So Far

Nothing like the Olympics to remind the world how a woman can’t accomplish anything without either being compared to a man who does the same thing, being labeled as a “wife” or “mother” above anything else, or being blatantly patronized on national television.<p>Here are the most sexist things that …

Political Correctness Has Skewed Our Understanding Of Racism

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has caused a storm when she posted an edited photo of Usain Bolt carrying her on his back with the tweet saying, "this …

Society

Women, not girls: Olympic commentators urged to respect female athletes

Janice Crosswhite, the vice president of the International Association for Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women, told Fairfax Media that …

Women's Sports

Rio 2016: Women's rugby sevens win labelled 'soft' by former Olympic hockey player Ric Charlesworth

Legendary Olympic hockey player and coach Ric Charlesworth says Australia's victory in claiming the inaugural Olympic gold medal in the women's rugby …

Rugby Sevens

Online teen speak - updated

Speaking in coded language has been used for years by teenagers trying to hide something, or communicating in their own way. The sudden growth of the …