The Hand Mirror is a bit of a home for NZ women of a leftward and feminist perspective to share their thoughts on whatever tickles their fancies.
Topics may well include any, all or none of the following:
feminism, local government, cupcakes, Joss Whedon's creations, national politics, female role models, sexist advertising, rape and other forms of violence, books, racism, education, human rights, cartoons, public ownership, parenting, cross stitch, science fiction, activism, the division of labour, abortion, paid and unpaid work, tino rangatira tanga, cats, language, homophobia, health, transport, environmental issues, unionism, international stuff, religion, tax, young people, whether or not the Prime Minister should wear pants when meeting the Queen*, science, the justice system, body image, capitalism, reproductive politics, social welfare, and cleaning tips.
Actually, I'm pretty sure there won't be any cleaning tips.
Although, if anyone does have any...
One of our aims is to encourage and promote women bloggers, primarily those who identify as from Aotearoa New Zealand, and not just those writing specifically within political blogs.
At the current time, the following writers are contributing to The Hand Mirror:
- Anjum Rahman (Stargazer) (added May 2008)
- Anna (added May 2008)
- Deborah (In A Strange Land)
- Julie Fairey
- katy (added April 2009)
- Maia (Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty and Alas, a blog)
- The ex-expat (The Ex-Ex-Pat)
- The bewildering case of Ms Enid Tak-Entity (Enid Tak for medium, Enid for short)
- Undomestic Goddess (Real Mummy)
Where another blog is listed after the writer's name, they may be mainly cross-posting here at The Hand Mirror from their own blog.
We also host an array of stellar guest posts, and to date have featured writing from (another) Anna, Anita, katy, Pauline, Labour MP Jacinda Ardern, Carol, Luddite Journo, katy again, Gina, Ms Giraffe, Stephanie Mills, and Rebecca.
If you would like to contact The Hand Mirror please email Julie in the first instance, julie dot fairey at gmail dot com.
* Answer: she (or he) should wear whatever they want and really noone should care.
Last updated Tuesday 5th Mary 2009.