seen. not heard.

seen. not heard. obedient. unquestioning. confined. bound. safe? seen. not heard. controlled. authorised. approved. convinced. brainwashed? seen. not heard. afraid. unsure. reliant. complient. seen. herd.   seen. heard. respected encouraged supported capable compassionate? seen. heard. innovative creative supportive confident critical. seen. heard. brave certain sane humane seen not herd.  

Is snow clearing sexist?

Originally posted on Beautiful Heart:
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…

From one room to another

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

consenting number 3

“I’m off to consent Number three” Said the midwife on the busy ward. Checking her watch, she marched away.   More checks on her arrival, in Number Three, A monitor thumped, a machine beeped And the midwife noted it all down.   A man sat in the corner, of Number Three. Looking lost, worried and … More consenting number 3

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

Dis-Consent

There once was a dentist, honest and bold Who felt their story was best told As The trouble with consent, Despite good intent, Means uncertainty in how things unfold   This is a story about tooth extraction.  It tells a tale of a woman’s visit to a dentist, and the dentist’s need to obtain ‘informed … More Dis-Consent