The warbles of a magpie in the dawn over a cool moist garden Promise of growth, of change, of something… Something awesome? Something new? Something… It must be something good for the song is not foreboding It must be something good. Whatever is to come the song in my heart yearns for good. … More Hope and the song in my heart
It is so very simple to create a mass distraction: Encourage the sale of sex and fear and create inner factions. While all are busy with new shiny things, or arguing semantics You can count the profits rolling in from your antics. There is no profit to be made when individuals are enlightened, But much … More Sex, fear and profit
There once was a lesbian dared, By an entitled man who declared “My penis is female and so Sexually give it a go” To which she replied “I’ll be spared” The entitled man swore and called her a TERF She shrugged, and said she’d been called worse And no means no So off you … More A limerick in 3 parts
The spectrum of birth possibilities in the western world spans from unassisted birth to elective caesarean and even surrogacy. For some people, the choice is made for them, for reasons beyond their control. For others the choice is absolute. When the absolute choice is at one of the extremes, it can be very difficult to … More Medically Extreme Birthing: born of fear or fantasy?
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!
Vanessa Olorenshaw’s Liberating Motherhood was published last year, launching the ‘purple stocking movement’. The book raises the issue of the absence of mothers in feminism and politics. It is not enough to simply have women in leadership. Not all women are mothers and not all mothers mother the same. Society encourages us to return to paid … More Maternal Feminism in the Brave New World