CARE inc

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

The heckler

A woman cheered and off she went In lycra, she rode away, Not far into her ride The Heckler Had something to say. He felt it was quite alright To sound his disapproval, He seemed to think his thoughts Needed our perusal. And so it was that others shared How The Heckler stole their power … More The heckler

Before Consent…

Before Consent…a poem The stork story might be fun – but it disregards the importance of Mum. That women birth seems an aside, The truth of birth we^ like to hide, With a storkish euphemism, No real choice is given, No honour or celebration, Birth is an enduration* And so their power, women relent, And … More Before Consent…

The Parently Art of Lactation

Originally posted on Full Cream:
When my fourth baby was born, a friend gifted me a vintage 2nd edition copy of ‘The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding’. First published by La Leche International in 1963, this book was revolutionary. At a time when breastfeeding was widely considered old-fashioned and distasteful in Western cultures, and mothers were…