Music to Live By

Let’s Dance!  But to what shall we dance? My children LOOOVE to dance, but it is nigh on IMPOSSIBLE to find current or recent music that does not make me twitch.  The music might be great, but the lyrics!!! They attend a dance school, and are exposed to many current hits.  They enthusiastically jive away, for … More Music to Live By

Polite Ticks

Gender stereotypes are superficial and inaccurate. We are better served by abolishing this destructive social construct and seeing individuals rather than imposing gender stereotypes. We need to start saying ‘SEX’ and acknowledging the different biological needs and impacts of males and females. … More Polite Ticks

Who’s chores?

I heard an unwell woman say “I’m grateful to [my male spouse] He does all my chores; He cooks and cleans the house!” Have a golden sticker, you are an awesome chap Doing all her chores for her; Lets us stand to clap. What a modern guy you are, if in sickness only To take … More Who’s chores?

Medically Extreme Birthing: born of fear or fantasy?

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?