Julian Assange, Anti-feminist


Something I wrote about Julian Assange on Facebook today:

“Julian Assange has been anti-feminist for a long time. His experience in Sweden would have confirmed this. He seems to be a right-wing libertarian. He clearly disliked Hillary.

I doubt that lack of vitamin D [in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London] is the issue. It is perfectly possible for someone to espouse his views and ideas on sexual politics and geopolitics and be as sane as most people.

He has an unusual mind and is not your typical progressive.

I understand what drives him because I tend to agree with him.”


Rock Pool



The sea has been working
on the rock pool for ages,
using that palette of colour
(all natural pigments):
a twist of vegan green,
a daub of red meaty
anemone: seaweeds
adding impasto; worms
like paint extruded from



Waves wash in to rework
the tiny canvas: a gouache;
a palimpsest; an aquarelle:
moving some sand there,

adding a shell.


Julian O’Dea

I apologise for the rainbow …


… banner which has appeared on this blog.

I didn’t put it there. I don’t support gay marriage.

LATER: Apparently this banner was a temporary banner only visible to the blogger. People complained but WordPress were obfuscating the issue. It was some corporate virtue signalling after the US Supreme Court decision. I don’t know why it has suddenly appeared on my blog. If other people can’t see it, good. I hope it goes away altogether.

Why is this offensive to feminists?

I have posted another copy of this recently. Here is one that should be viewable:

I assume that this has upset feminists. I cannot be bothered going to check on their latest tantrum, if that is the case. But I thought it would be worthwhile to dissect why this video would probably drive them to distraction.

I would say it would upset feminists because a) it reminds them that women did not write the great classical music, b) it reminds them that women’s greatest contribution to culture will always be their own clothed (or unclothed) bodies, c) it reminds them that men find slim, nubile women the most appealing and, I suspect too, d) there is a subtle reminder that air blowers, like nearly everything else, were invented by men.

So, it’s a kind of multiple whammy and bound to drive feminists nuts. (More nuts.)


Air on a G string


If that won’t open, try this one:


Her soul goes at night

Her soul goes at night
between the branches
through empty spaces
down to the cold creek
and tries to warm itself 
in moonlight and cheer
itself by the thin water
under a sky with no star
to share.

Julian O’Dea

Korean air stewardesses