Those magnificent men (and women) in their flying machines! Some incredible footage of NSW RFS aviation resources in action at the Wuuluman fire between Wellington and Mudgee. The DC10 Southern Belle and C130 Thor have been used to drop retardant at the fire - and it's impressive seeing them up close, as it is with the AirCrane helicopter. Thanks to Todd McCann for the video. He's traveled all the way from Tuncurry as part of a strike team, helping local crews.
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Kuta the rescue dog has swapped the streets for the sea and formed the most unlikely friendship with a pod of dolphins in Western Australia.
It all started when she began paddle boarding with her owner Erin Cummings. Soon however, the regular site of dolphin fins became too much and she dived in. Thankfully the feelings of fascination were mutual and the dolphins now regularly swim alongside her, even giving Kuta a gentle friendly nudge.
But this rescue dog clearly has a knack for making friends. A seal is now also part of her saltwater squad. Proving that this shelter dog is well and truly relishing a life that's far from sheltered...
"As a feminist writer, I'm used to being told that I hate men and want to demonise everything they do. It's inevitable that some of the responses to this piece will focus on how I don't need to worry, no man will ever ask to see my breasts and that perhaps that's what I'm really angry about. I will also be told that if I want to focus on "real abuse", I should look to the Middle East and Islam, and stop laying into the good men of Australia. But I'm interested in the cognitive dissonance that instructs people to, on the one hand, fiercely defend men against charges of misogynist objectification while insisting on the other that people (and women especially) should know what to expect when they enter these environments.
Why are women told in general to modify our behaviour because "there are (amorphous) bad people out there", yet when evidence of mass sexual harassment is reported at a specific event populated by people with actual faces and community standing, it's discounted as men blowing off steam and ... having fun?
Why are the events like the mass groping at Cologne used as an example of how immigrant men pose a threat to "our women", yet white Australian men acting in a similar fashion at a car show is dismissed as "boys being boys"?
Why are people okay with perpetuating the cultural belief that harassing women is not only something men like to do to express the bonds of friendship with each other, but that it's also not a big deal because those same men have declared it so?"
Thanks so much to everyone who shared their experiences of Summernats. I hope I've made it clear that this behaviour isn't representative of the whole event or the attendees. However, I think it still needs to be addressed and the larger question of why it's excused should be examined.
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