There once was a self-declared expert and leader Who took on the role of information feeder He feed us the news As we sat in our pews Believing he was the bullshit weeder. Not the best limerick, granted…but it expresses my feelings right now. That my feelings are in limerick form highlight the ridiculousness … More The trouble with science
seen. not heard. obedient. unquestioning. confined. bound. safe? seen. not heard. controlled. authorised. approved. convinced. brainwashed? seen. not heard. afraid. unsure. reliant. compliant. seen. herd. seen. heard. respected encouraged supported capable compassionate? seen. heard. innovative creative supportive confident critical. seen. heard. brave certain sane humane seen not herd.
Recently a well known, loved and respected, author tweeted And the response was one that rocketed humanity into a new heights of wtf. how did we get here…. There once was a time when things were what they were. It is what is. Accept it. Move on. Men are the Bosses. Well. White ones. And … More What if, what is and wtf.
In birth, you must make informed decisions, you must provide consent But if you insist to plan it and communicate intent, then we really must insist, that the only way we’ll listen is if you make your wording sweet enough to glisten. So many websites on ‘how to birth plan’ tell you your plan … More want a positive birth? say please
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Default as the standard choice It’s what you get if you don’t change the settings? It’s what you get if you want no frills? No enhancement. Basic. Impersonal. ? Or is default a failure? Not meeting obligation? ? ‘Male’ has long been considered the default human. It is the default…
This post looks at the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration was made on Dec 10th 1948 – in response to WWII. Interpretation, thanks to the wonderfully complex and diverse human mind, means that even though these have been written with great care…perhaps sometimes they are misused? A short note on the language of the … More The Right to Life and Family
No point in planning for your birth, no point, no point at all! You’ll only be disappointed when all your plans do fall. No point in lowering your expectations, which are far too high, Better to have none at all, and to not even try. Defeated from the very first, your dignity at the door, … More birthing? meh! whatever!
A poem invoked by the words of Australian politician, Barnaby Joyce, in relation to the Abortion bill for nsw: https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/barnaby-joyces-argument-against-decriminalising-abortion-in-nsw-slammed-by-critics/news-story/26dbcdd8904845d072a7e4643377a488 “…he was part of this world for some time and was merely passing from one room to another,” Is how politician, Barnaby Joyce , described birth and the role of the mother. More than … More From one room to another
Nine Honey claims to be the leading women’s website. If this is what is leading women, I have just one thing to say: Astray! These two articles (above) caught my attention over the weekend (July 2019). The first ‘explores’ the dangers of breastmilk sharing. It does not address the commodification of women or the awesomeness … More Honey Honey
Neolibric-favoured paid work and the culturally elevated ‘independent’ mean that care is reinvented. Introducing CARE inc, the new ‘improved’ version of care. This outsourcing of otherwise unpaid and essential care work, is called liberation. Or perhaps neo-liberalisation. It is usually women who are being freed from this drudgery, and usually women who have the honour … More CARE inc