The making of victimology in response to lockdown

Chip Le Grand writes “While lockdowns were aimed to protect at-risk sectors of the community, they also created new vulnerabilities as shown by the spike in eating disorders among young people” (Running on empty, The Age Weekend Magazine, August 20 2022, an edited extract from his book Lockdown (published by Monash, 2022). He continues: “young people have missed [...]

Hawthorn has a problem but is not the problem

Race, racism, racialisation and denialism within Australian culture and society To talk about race and racism is fraught because it invariably means to risk getting peoples’ shackles up warranting a quick rebuke. As prickly subject matter, they touch a nerve to trigger denial, which I know from experience. In 2008, I submitted a letter to [...]