Type ‘is it safe for a girl to…’ into Google search and the top four suggestions are ‘walk alone at night’, ‘travel alone’, ‘be an Uber driver’ and ‘live alone.’ Type ‘is it safe for a guy to…’ and, to put it politely, all the suggestions are about sex. Replace ‘guy’ with ‘boy’ and there are no direct suggestions – the only one is ‘when is it safe for a boy to start lifting weights’. While this last question is clearly a problem of mass international concern, the experiment itself shows something interesting, and something that everyone pretty much knows; … Continue reading Into the Woods; Is it Safe for a Girl…
With Britain going to the polls, The Somniare backs the Liberal Democrats. They are the only internationalist, economically sensible, centrist choice to choose from. Continue reading Our View: Vote Liberal Democrat
With France going to the polls today, The Somniare is in support of liberal and pro-EU candidates.
Before you close this article, convinced it is simply some exhausting, conservative and populist argument about Turnbull supposedly dropping his liberal party’s principles – press on ever so slightly. When Malcolm Turnbull quite popularly ascended to Kirribilli House, voters knew him as a principled … Continue reading Australia’s political Right: stopping the desertion of the Liberal party
First contact has splashed across so many cinema screens and spun through so many books’ pages that the phrase has acquired a distinctly ironic tang. And despite ample gore, destruction and pyrotechnics, very few films fully capture the terrifying reality … Continue reading ‘Arrival’: Achingly Uplifting
As journalist Lindy West puts it ‘…every year we declare the outgoing year to have been the worst year ever. This time, we may finally be right.’ There’s no denying it – 2016 has been a shocker. Perhaps even ‘the … Continue reading Reflection & Hope: Musings for a New Year
Often by Christmas morning we will have resorted to explanatory diagrams, thumbnail sketches and back of the envelope calculations to give as presents to each other. Or Dad will have been up half the night, tinkering in the shed to … Continue reading How we make Christmas special
The difficulty which has faced the Canberra Youth Orchestra this year with their “Icons” series of concerts is that a good portion of the audience is familiar with the music. Playing some of the biggest, most imposing and well-known symphonies has meant there are plenty of expectations to live up to. Last night, in their final concert for the year, the Canberra Youth Orchestra did just that, rounding off a year of magnificent, sprightly, emotive performances. But before that final symphony for the year, two young soloists produced some remarkable music. Throughout Chaminade’s Flute Concertino in D major, Op. 107, … Continue reading Review: CYO’s triumphant finish to triumphant year
At 1.31am on Wednesday, 10 November, students at the University of Alabama started to chant: “Make America Great Again!” Donald Trump had been confirmed as the president-elect of the United States, in an upset victory against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading #NotMyPresident protests show US divided as young people remain hopeful
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Even the most rational agents within our society can have their resolves weakened by shameless propaganda campaigns intended to brainwash the innocent heterosexuals of Australia. The threat is growing, and preventing same-sex marriage isn’t enough. Continue reading A Modest Proposal: Make Australia Straight Again