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 in literature. If the gender … More Default

Me me me

“Me me me” my vocals warm up I take to my stage head held high My audience is there to adore me I am all that matters My performance replaces truth Superficial and materialistic Don’t question me Accept what I present Fragile in my spotlight I need you to play along I am the star … More Me me me

blissfully ignorant

Blissfully ignorant, responsibility free No need for action, to notice, or see Walk on, spend big, indulge – you deserve it! Take it all now – no need to reserve it! If you feel aware – you  can cognitively desist! If you start thinking thoughts – you must resist! Need medical help or maternity care? … More blissfully ignorant

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

What’s in a name?

Naming a new human takes much thought and angst Making lists of ‘for’, ‘maybe’, ‘against’ Sometimes the namee will declare you were wrong And a nickname or a name change helps them to belong Our name is our virtue, or so I’ve been told We carry one with us from birth til we’re old Our … More What’s in a name?

Heirarchy malarkey

Humans are hierarchical by nature.  We like to have leaders (alphas) and we like to ‘know our place’.  There is an innate need to ‘belong’ and be accepted. This hierarchical nature means there are those with privileged positions, who use this privilege to oppress others.  The ‘others’ are considered sub groups, and the unique needs … More Heirarchy malarkey

Who am I?

I have my thinks Therefore I am But why can’t I be me? For who I am It would seem Requires ‘identity’ A label must I fit And fit it well I don’t For others seek to define And dictate if I won’t My data is mined And tailored ads Seem to know me well … More Who am I?