Hardly ever does anyone ever call anyone else a racist, to their face. It's such a heavy allegation that people have become extremely hesitant about using it, except as a joke. As a result, I reckon we've lost the ability to talk about racism.
After weeks of spraying incoherent insults like a broken sprinkler, and then refusing to shake hands with Daniel Geale following their fight, Anthony Mundine has today released a simple one-sentence statement.
What would you think of David Cameron if he called a general election on Christmas Day? Among the politer reactions would be 'Did he really have to choose that day? This the Jewish equivalent of what Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has done in calling a general election for 14 September 14.
When Julian Assange and Wikileaks released a cache of US government cables in 2010, Australia's prime minister, Julia Gillard, denounced the leak in the strongest terms. Fast forward three years, and it would appear the Australian government has had a road to Damascus experience.
Rather than women feeling like they should act more like men, my experience of coaching both men and women is that women's generally more collaborative style and more prudent approach to risk appears to chime closer with the particular demands of today's workplace.
Just over a year ago Google+ launched to much hype that it would replace Facebook and change how we interact online. It didn't replace Facebook. The 'Hangout' feature did change how we talked to groups of friends, family or colleagues online though.