SEXISM needs to be called out, especially in the context of International Women’s Day. But so does hypocrisy. On IWD on Thursday, Tony Abbott’s former chief of staff Peta Credlin lampooned the Liberal Party for not doing more to promote women. It was a fair criticism given the small number of women in coalition ranks — just 13 of 76 MPs in the Lower House. But the criticism should have enveloped her time at the apex of the party.
MICHAELIA Cash’s comments in Senate estimates this past week were both mind-numbingly stupid and deeply counter-productive to the aim of preventing women in the workforce facing slurs that can only be described as sexist. The minister — a former minister for women no less — threatened to name women in Bill Shorten’s office about whom there have been rumours of inappropriate relationships, or something of that nature.
HATS off to Mia Davies and the WA Nationals for having the guts to do what no other State branch had — tell Barnaby Joyce to resign. Thank goodness, he took their advice on Friday. But it was disappointing the Federal president of the Nationals, Larry Anthony, thought it was appropriate to condemn the WA division of his party for standing up to a Federal leader who was so selfishly putting himself ahead of the best interests of the organisation.
On the plane with the Wests Tigers after their impressive win last night against the Storm. @barriecassidy we may not have discussed it on #ABCInsiders this morning (cos you were in mourning) but this makes up for it:)
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".