Consanguineous Minds

A blog of endless curiosity

Review: Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

Originally posted on Stumbling Through the Past:
Dark Emu: Black seeds agriculture or accident by Bruce Pascoe (Broome, WA: Magabala Books, 2014). While the Australian Historical Association conference was being…

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Another internet opinion on Beyonce and feminism and consumerism

I just accidentally watched some of Beyonce’s new music video Drunk in Love and got kind of freaked out. I am not really a popular music listener and so not … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Learning how to feminist (verb)

Uh oh. It’s that “Do I identify as a feminist” conversation. You’re at a party, maybe kicking it with a beer and some friends, and some discussion prompts the question. … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Body Detective!

A while ago now, last holidays actually, a friend of mine (DS) introduced me to this really great novel by the Canadian author Sheila Heti called How Should a Person … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

White Picket Fence Dreams

So, not last night but the night before I had this really disturbing dream. I was in a tiny yet semi-wide, clean, corporate elevator that was playing that easy-listening muzak. … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Virginia Woolf Got Me To Quit My Substance Abuse Habbits

I’ve always been a bit shy. Or rather, I’ve always felt a bit shy. What one feels isn’t always an accurate representation of the reality of the situation, and how … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Come on everybody, join the Procrasto-nation

LP and I are in the middle of studying for exams at the moment, so I thought I’d give you a roundup of our favourite procrastination websites, webcomics and weblove. … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bus Stop

I met George (not his real name) at the bus stop in my suburb, which is just far enough away from the city to become a melting pot of ethnicities … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Man, Controller of the Universe…

Things that are connected can fuck each other up. This seems a fairly commonsense statement, but other than in sappy pop songs about teenaged romance, it seems that this understanding … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Question For The Ages!

When people ask me what I study I always reply with a gigantic smile on my face, “English literature and philosophy”. To this, 9 times out of 10 the response … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 1 Comment