SUMMARY OF CONTENTS:
New Blog Post
Feminism – Language
Part history lesson, part biography, this post explores ‘linguistic sexism’.
This post explores the importance of the word
and asks if changing the language is possible, or even necessary.
Feminism – Birth Choices
“It is about a woman’s choice, isn’t it really?” [Dr Saul Cohen] said.
The birth map prepares you for various possibilities. Understanding replaces fear, rather than handing over your power to an unknown entity, you take responsibility. You get to know the landscape. You know the detours. You recognise the hazards. You take steps to prepare for them.
Climbing Mt Everest is ‘unpredictable’. But that doesn’t stop people from doing it. They arrange a support team (including a sherpa: read The Doula and The Sherpa)
change Maternity Care
but are not sure where to start:
- PBB Media posted ADD YOUR VOICE for the Midwifery Led Continuity of Care campaign.
- Carolyn Hastie, of Think Birth, wrote about the National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services in Australia explaining the difference between ‘continuity of care’ and ‘continuity of midwifery care’, and shows the correspondence she has had with Greg Hunt, Minister for Health. She’d like you to write to him too.
- Sign the Maternity Choice Australia petition
- And there is my campaign, which takes a different angle.
The more united the noise we make, the closer we get to a chorus. A loud, bold, beautiful unity of voices, rather than a cacophony of disjointed words easy to ignore. When writing to parliamentarians, it is important to state the problem AND OFFER A SOLUTION.
of The Year
(perhaps you can think of someone very awesome to nominate, who would use the opportunity to lobby, advocate and promote the rights for women to have the support needed to make informed decisions…
for example through a ‘pregnancy package’ which includes a voucher for an invaluable doula!)