September 20, 2021

Why Sex And Religion Matter In Australian Politics (Paul Tyson)

One might wish that sex and religion be left out of politics as much as possible, but this has not been the case in Australia in recent times. Recall the same-sex marriage plebiscite and various state legislations and Education Department policies around transgender issues for school students. Consider the forthcoming religious liberty legislation promised by […]

“No Women Amongst Us” – Bare Life, Violence, And Gender in Byzantium (Jared Lacy)

 Neil Jordan’s film Byzantium (2012), which tells the story of a pair of mother/daughter vampires on the run from a male-only secret society of vampires known as Brotherhood, has been widely read as a feminist approach to the literary convention of the vampire.  The depiction of female vampires that are neither villainized for a predatory relationships to men, […]

Response To Tink Tinker’s “Osage Kettle Carriers” (Alistair Bane)

The following is a response to Tink Tinker’s “Osage Kettle Carriers – Marmitons, Scullery Boys, And Gender Choices,” posted on on July 23, 2019. It was nearly a decade ago that I read a draft of The Kettle Carriers by Tink Tinker. I found it to be one of the best and most relevant writings I had […]

Osage Kettle Carriers – Marmitons, Scullery Boys, Deviants And Gender Choices (Tink Tinker, wazhazhe / Osage Nation)

Due to the historical sourcing and cultural explanations necessary to Dr. Tinker’s scholarship, the editors of The New Polis have kept all of the author’s footnotes intact, though we have inserted hyperlinks when books are named and formatted paragraphing for easy online readability. We have also kept the entire composition in one post rather than breaking it up […]