Poetic Politics

What a year it has been, ‘best PM’ we’ve eva seen, Women valued in varied roles over things like mining coals, And inspiring words from Joe, would have been nice to know, But alas, poor Aussies, that is not our lot, For women have been left to rot, and mines and Big Business will fly, … More Poetic Politics

Tuning In

The fuzzy sounds in my head Tell me how you should be fed but the rules contradict the voice inside and so I felt I had to hide The signposts declared One Way Seems I didn’t get a say A stupid female – what would I know Here is your line to tow. But that fuzzy … More Tuning In

The F-Word

Originally posted on Beautiful Heart:
   This was originally published here on Jan 23 2013.  I am republishing it here, along with the below you tube clip of Emma Watson’s speech to the UN. Does anyone really understand feminism anymore? Who are the feminists? The ‘breastfeeding in public’ (mass)debate includes comments from women claiming to be feminists…

‘Tis the Season…

My ‘Bah Humbug!’ post (from Nov 24) reflects my feelings towards the very commercial christmas. For this reason, Santa does not feature in our parenting.  Our children are aware of the ‘game’.  They know the appearance of ‘santas’ means that Christmas is coming and that means a pretty fun and special time. They watch ‘The Polar Express’, and are familiar … More ‘Tis the Season…

The Roaring Fire

The general condition of the Mother-to-be, Is to do as she’s told by the birth constabulary, Indoctrinated into the medical birth model, Where the doctors mollycoddle, No options given or alluded to, the process is accepted And when she is ‘saved’, she feels indebted. But a little conversation can spark something innate, and a roar begins…and that … More The Roaring Fire