There was a time when human birth Was normally by the home hearth But times have changed It’s a little deranged For normal is now rather dearth. There was a call to see ‘normal birth’ redefined To reflect the medicalisation entwined For normal these days Is a medical haze With the mother positioned supine. So now … More A limerick for normal birth
Australia is a democracy. There are two ‘houses’. The Senate and the House of Representatives. But who, or what, do they really represent?
Originally posted on language: a feminist guide:
Last weekend a writer named Will Saletan stirred up a hornet’s nest when he tweeted some advice for parents: Teach your daughters to say No firmly, and mean it. Men sense women’s willingness to yield. Make clear you mean business. Like other feminists, I saw this as a…
The earth is sparkling A winter’s day has dawned Clear blue sky of hope
Labels to compliment Labels to divide Labels to judge And compartmentalise Labels to identify And labels to employ In the end what we have… Is labels that annoy. Yesterday I was called an “earth mother”…a compliment? A judgement? A way to compartmentalise me? What does it mean anyway? I can’t claim an identity I … More Labels
A poem, of sorts, in that it rhymes, addressing gender concerns, identity and rights.
… More Feminist. Mother. Woman.
Fear: Forget Evidence And Rights.
When fear rules, we lose autonomy.
When fear controls our decisions, we forget evidence.
Understanding and compassion drive fear out. … More Fear for sale!