Lauren Rosewarne

Lauren Rosewarne

Dr Lauren Rosewarne is a Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is a writer, researcher and frequent media commentator on issues relating to gender, sexuality, pop culture and the media. Her latest book was Cheating On The Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism published in 2009. Her new book on sexual perversion – Part-Time Perverts: Sex, Pop Culture and Kink Management will be released April.

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Sex scandals should not render a leader impotent

Sex scandals should not render a leader impotent

25 Jan 12 As is the rite of passage for all conservative politicians, Republican hopeful Newt Gingrich has found himself embroiled in a…... Read more

The Occupy movement needs a point, not Kanye West

The Occupy movement needs a point, not Kanye West

24 Oct 11 The Occupy Wall Street movement’s Australian offshoots in Melbourne and Sydney were ejected from their places of gathering on Friday…... Read more

Casey Anthony and the thirst for crocodile tears

Casey Anthony and the thirst for crocodile tears

22 Jul 11 Boasting everything from alleged molestation, a mistress, a suicide attempt, a chlorophyll/chloroform Google mix-up, a concocted character “Zanny the Nanny”…... Read more

Facebook ‘friends’ can pimp you out for kicks

Facebook ‘friends’ can pimp you out for kicks

20 May 11 In one of the earliest scenes in The Social Network, the nerds are shown using the net to rank the…... Read more

Apple should have kept the anti-gay app

Apple should have kept the anti-gay app

28 Mar 11 One of my favourite episodes of Will & Grace involves Jack stumbling across the “Welcome Back Home” conversion program. It’s…... Read more

Women can critique each other without a catfight

Women can critique each other without a catfight

01 Mar 11 From the very second those stolen/borrowed nudie rompin’ footballer photos were released, the “St Kilda schoolgirl story” has had me…... Read more

The mile high club just got a whole lot weirder

The mile high club just got a whole lot weirder

21 Feb 11 An upstart Thai airline recently revealed that it had begun hiring “third sex” staff. By third sex, the airline means…... Read more

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From: Hasbro, go straight to gaol, do not pass go

Tim says:

They should update other things in the game too. Instead of a get out of jail free card, they should have a Dodgy Lawyer card that not only gets you out of jail straight away but also gives you a fat payout in compensation for daring to arrest you in the first place. Instead of getting a hotel when you… [read more]

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