Recently a well known, loved and respected, author tweeted And the response was one that rocketed humanity into a new heights of wtf. how did we get here…. There once was a time when things were what they were. It is what is. Accept it. Move on. Men are the Bosses. Well. White ones. And … More What if, what is and wtf.
There once was a fish with no bike Which is what a manless woman is like, But the powers that be Don’t like that she’s free And so called her spinster or dyke. Now one word was reclaimed from a slur, For the joy of Her for Her, But the other stays bad For She … More This fish has no bike
The Poem ‘want a positive birth? say please‘ was inspired by the frequent advice related to how to write a birth plan, that suggests you be polite, positive. And not adversarial. The scene is set: clearly birthing is Us vs Them. And there is no shortage of horror stories. The purpose of the birth plan, … More Diplomacy, politeness and the underlying threat
you must make informed decisions,you must provide consent and if you insist to plan it and communicate intent, then we really must insist, that the only way we’ll listen is if you make your wording sweet enough to glisten. so many give this strange advice, but only women must say please why is it … More want a positive birth? say please
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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…
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
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
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
Summertime has come to my neck of the wood. With the trill of bird song at dawn, The deafening calls of the cicadas by day, Followed by the frog cacophony by night, Children laugh and splash BBQs and cold drinks sustain us We kick off our sheets And wish for rain. Read my … More Will 2019 see a shift?