Whatever women do, men can too (or words without meaning)
Nov12

Whatever women do, men can too (or words without meaning)

Don’t laugh. It’s a serious issue. Men are facing an unprecedented health crisis. And it appears to be contagious, spreading rapidly and is far more threatening to life as we know it than Ebola. Men are getting pregnant. And giving birth. Medicare statistics show that the epicentre of this outbreak occurred in New South Wales in the 2012/2013 financial year. A male, aged between 25 and 34, is listed as receiving medical treatment for:...

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The Mother’s Day Massacre
May10

The Mother’s Day Massacre

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. And today is my birthday. This is a happy coincidence. It means, in our family, that we get to celebrate the mother and the father in the same weekend. It’s really the way it should be everywhere. Mums are important. And so are Dads. But they are much more important when viewed as a whole, not as separate parts. Families function when they are both together, working as a loving team. Yet our society...

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Homosexual human rights priorities: animals first, women second
Mar13

Homosexual human rights priorities: animals first, women second

Yesterday I wrote about Peter Tatchell and why the paedophile crowd love him. And today he’s getting another go. This time it’s because Peter thinks that the imagined ‘oppression’ of animals is a greater problem than the real oppression of women in the Islamic world. Now, to be fair to Peter, he is concerned about the oppression of women in the Islamic world. But he also thinks that our society should recognise that sex with children...

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Google Afghanistan (and find child marriage (in Australia))
Feb14

Google Afghanistan (and find child marriage (in Australia))

Forty Australian soldiers have given their lives in Afghanistan. Their mission, as stated on the International Security Assistance Force webpage, was to support the Government of Afghanistan. For those of an inquiring mind, let’s dive into some Google magic and see what we can dig up on this government. After all, it has been deemed worthy enough to justify the loss of Australian blood. Probably the best place to start is by searching...

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Feminists: Men make better women
Jan20

Feminists: Men make better women

Let’s not beat around the bush. Feminism is dead. At least, that’s the only rational explanation for the bizarre decision by the Daily Life to include a man in its list of Australia’s top 20 women of 2013. For those who haven’t come across the Daily Life before, it’s a Fairfax website that styles itself as Australia’s leading source of feminist news, views and information.  As you can probably well imagine, its articles are a...

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Liberals & Abortion: Crawling forward & leaping backwards
Dec04

Liberals & Abortion: Crawling forward & leaping backwards

I’m the first to admit that I’m not the greatest fan of the Liberal Party. But I’m also happy to acknowledge when they get it right. And over the weekend, the Victorian branch of the Liberal Party got it right. At the State Council, members voted to repeal provisions of the Victorian abortion laws that prevent doctors from exercising their conscience. These anti-choice laws were put in by the Labor party in its dying days of...

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Human Rights Hypocrisy

Mark your diary for 10 December. It’s just around the corner and, no doubt, is an eagerly awaited day for the ABC’s Jane Hutcheon. That’s because she has been nominated for a human rights award in the prestigious television category by the Australian Human Rights Commission. And it might just be presented to her then. Jolly good for Jane. The citation reads: Jane Hutcheon, Interview with Cate McGregor, One plus One, ABC TV. This...

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Puerile Politics
Nov26

Puerile Politics

This piece is gratefully republished from Mishka Gora’s blog, Eyes of the Mind. She expresses so much more clearly than I could the problems with the Tasmanian parliament’s recent decision to decriminalise abortion. ***** The Tasmanian parliament has finally passed the Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Act 2013 after a drawn-out committee process and numerous amendments. The original bill was a highly flawed...

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