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
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
The conveyor belt approach to birth was working as intended, And despite many protests, it won’t be amended. For The Authority has the Power and the money flows neatly, And your role, my dear, is to obey and smile sweetly. Your Doctor processes your pregnancy without bothering you with detail You believe they are … More Do you have what it takes?
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
As link lead to link, I meandered into woke feminism. And it is willfully ignorant and has ironic schism. Young and aware, Without a care, Embracing all they deem worthy* in inclusive determination. Declaring quirks and deploring “cis” It doesn’t get more woke than this, Rewriting all the rules For the unwary fools Biology ignored … More So Woke they slept through this
She shines, she is full of hope, of wonder, of joy. Then one day she is swept away, on the promise of a boy. A fairytale romance, reality ignored, The Love of One, so adored. She thinks of them Together, a pair, a duo, a team, But things are not always as it would … More waiting for the spanner