Families lose out again – particularly women and children

Families lose out again – particularly women and children

“Those that cannot budget to procreate – shouldn’t! ” Indeed. Let’s make sure women decide the exact right moment to reproduce. If they get it wrong, or chose a partner who dies, leaves them, abuses them or makes them deeply unhappy, screw ‘em. It’s their fault for choosing to carry, give birth to and raise the next generation, right?

I’ll be raising a glass to Edith Cowan today. This is why.

I’ll be raising a glass to Edith Cowan today. This is why.

On this election day, I am grateful to be a working, voting citizen of Australia, a democratic and lucky country. I owe thanks to the women before me who made this possible. Edith Cowan believed that if you wanted something changed, you had to run for parliament. I’ll be raising a glass to her today.

The Age of Invisibility?

The Age of Invisibility?

A recent study by the US Women’s Media Center found that men were ‘far more likely to be quoted than women in newspapers, television and public radio,’ even including ‘coverage of abortion, birth control, Planned Parenthood and women’s rights.’ So, how do women in Australian media fare?

My plea for a better quality discussion on breastfeeding

My plea for a better quality discussion on breastfeeding

It makes me sad every time I see an apparently well-intentioned opinion piece on breastfeeding or other health matters filled with statements that any doctor could tell you is false or misleading. A parent or parent-to-be searching for answers online is going to come across a lot of good information, and a lot of potentially damaging misinformation as well. With this in mind, I have a plea.

Our Beautiful Meritocracy

Our Beautiful Meritocracy

The facts are just staring us in the face – the majority of women simply lack merit in their opinions and career endeavours. It is an uncomfortable fact, but there it is. This lack of merit is well documented, yet some people just don’t understand the beautiful meritocracy we live in.*