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Deviance by Degree

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Changes to immigration policies will see candidates for Australian citizenship asked if they approve of genitally mutilating little girls. Good question, although it does not go quite far enough, as it neglects to inquire about support for penis-tucking, which gets a certain kind of "educator" very excited indeed. NSW politicians don't share the enthusiasm, which is why Safe Schools has been given the chop. But not to worry, you instructors in gender fluidity, no one is reforming the tertiary sector.

The Curse of XY Chromosomes

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Modern educational theory some years ago embraced the notion that the problem with little boys is that they are not little girls. Roughhousing in the playground? Evidence, surely, of incipient testosterone poisoning. Rambunctious in the classroom, which can make a teacher's job somewhat more difficult? Quick, off to the school nurse for the daily dose of calm-'em-down pills. A near-instinctive urge to turn pencils, fingers, even bite-sculpted sandwiches into imaginary guns? Clearly yet one more example of the male urge to dominate and destroy. Fortunately, thanks to the feminist sensibility that shapes Big Chalk's agenda, strong women are on hand to make sure the boys behave themselves. Other threats to peace and tranquility are, as Zeg notes, somewhat problematic.

Nutritious too!

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Our Prime Minister recently lectured gas producers about their "social licence", although it would be a fair bet that few of those present had a clue what he was talking about. Nevertheless, it seems that just such a document is needed in order to tap Australia's vast energy reserves and take to market a commodity that politicians -- like the green-minded Malcolm Turnbull, for instance -- have distorted to the point where blackouts are increasingly common and captains of industry talk of pulling up stumps and moving their operations to countries where a greater degree of sanity prevails. To help gas producers obtain that social licence, Zeg has a suggestion. All they will need is a cereal box and a pair of scissors.