You might say it to yourself, but your fat talk still hurts others

You might say it to yourself, but your fat talk still hurts others

It’s not often that a trending story about a fat person doesn’t leave me feeling worse about the state of the world. So you can imagine my surprise when earlier in the year, there was a public outcry in defence of fat people. It came after Mamamia boss Mia Freedman revealed private requests made on behalf of author Roxane Gay, who was in Australia to promote Hunger, a book about Ms Gay’s life and identity as a fat woman. It wasn’t just that Ms Freedman disclosed these requests, but that…

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WA breezes to one-day cup final win

WA breezes to one-day cup final win

Posted October 21, 2017 23:37:36 Mitch Marsh has blasted Western Australia to a comprehensive six-wicket win over South Australia in the final of the one-day cup in Hobart. The Warriors skipper clubbed nine fours in an unbeaten 80 off as many balls as they easily chased down SA’s 9-248 with 38 balls to spare at Bellerive Oval on Saturday. Marsh shared a 126-run stand with wicketkeeper Cameron Bancroft (76) to clinch WA’s second piece of domestic limited-overs silverware in four seasons. “He’s shown great maturity since he took over the…

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10 foolproof ways to defend yourself from the magpie menace

10 foolproof ways to defend yourself from the magpie menace

Updated October 21, 2017 13:11:09 Photo: Magpies can recognise human faces and will not swoop if they know and like you. (ABC: Daniel Battley) Related Story: Magpies swooping? You should try making friends Audio: Should Magpies really be listed among the most dangerous creatures in Australia? (Overnights) When the Sun comes out and the leaves return to the trees, Australians know what time it is: it’s time to flee from the vicious black and white marauders swooping from the skies to savagely mutilate our heads and neck areas. Yep, it’s…

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Fox's O'Reilly paid accuser $32 million

Fox's O'Reilly paid accuser $32 million

$32 million. Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to a Fox News colleague who threatened to sue him for alleged sexual misconduct. The staggering sum — paid to longtime Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl — was revealed in a New York Times exposé on Saturday. The story immediately raised new questions about the ongoing Justice Department investigation into Fox News. Observers speculated that the revelation could cause further trouble for Fox’s parent company 21st Century Fox. British regulators said scandals in the U.S. have already threatened its attempt to acquire…

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Populist billionaire wins Czech election as country shifts to right

Populist billionaire wins Czech election as country shifts to right

Updated October 22, 2017 07:21:46 Photo: Andrej Babis addresses the media after the parliamentary election in Prague. (AP: Petr David Josek) Related Story: Austria shifts to right as 31yo conservative star seals election win Related Story: Warm words but no post-Brexit trade deal for UK The centrist ANO movement led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis has decisively won the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election in a vote that shifted the country to the right and paved the way for the eurosceptic to lead the country. Key points: Centrist ANO party won…

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