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By blue milk on November 3, 2012
File this one under: Don’t let your cranky, feminist mother watch your TV shows. So, my three year old son was watching an episode (‘Super Bear’) of the Australian children’s show, Bananas in Pyjamas the other day and I walked past and caught a scene that began to irritate me. I was so bewildered by [...]
By Orlando on July 23, 2012
With my child reaching the advanced age of four and a half I am having a harder time keeping him on the television designed for very little people, and he is starting to ask for the stuff with superheroes in it. I haven’t shown him any of the live-action Marvelverse movies, and probably won’t for [...]
By Mindy on April 19, 2012
Health at Every Size, for children too.
By Mindy on April 18, 2012
A six year old in handcuffs. WTF?
By Mindy on March 4, 2012
First year of school fun. Not.
By Chally on September 20, 2011
From the press release: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Gro Brundtland and Mary Robinson will draw global attention to the neglected issue of child marriage during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York, 19-23 September. [...] Each year, an estimated 10 million girls are married worldwide before the age of 18. That’s more than [...]
Posted in gender & feminism, health, medicine | Tagged birth, birthing, children, children's rights, girls, marriage, pregnancy, reproduction, reproductive choice, reproductive freedoms, reproductive justice, reproductive justice, reproductive rights, young mothers | 4 Responses
By Mindy on June 28, 2011
A gender neutral pre-school in Stockholm ruffles some feathers.
By Mindy on June 26, 2011
Why is some people choosing not to have children so confronting for other people?
By Mindy on May 9, 2011
This is a real six year old. Needless to say most six year olds don’t look like this. More on this from Pavlov’s Cat here and here. I just don’t get it.
By Mary on February 27, 2011
Now that I’ve done the specific posts, does anyone have thoughts about the Life series in general?
By Mary on February 26, 2011
The Life at 1, 3 and 5 treatment of disability could have been worse with either a more tragic air or the Fighting Fat episode’s constant refrain of “risk” but that this is still a particularly problematic area for the show to be keeping its tight focus on the particular impact on the abled child when talking about family members with disabilities.
By Mary on April 14, 2010
On Monday there was an accident on NSW’s F3 freeway, which runs from Sydney to Newcastle and is thus a major commuter road. The accident involved two trucks and completely stopped northbound traffic from 11:40am. For various reasons the road was still blocked during the evening peak hour, when northbound is the primary traffic direction. [...]
By Mary on February 25, 2010
In yesterday’s SMH Catherine Deveny asked Why do (don’t go there) most children(don’t go there) still end up with (don’t go there, don’t go there, don’t go there!) their father’s surname? She’s fairly clearly talking about a certain, already small and reportedly shrinking, milieu, that of heterosexual couples forming a nuclear family where the male [...]
By Lauredhel on November 12, 2009
What’s grinding my gears today: WA Today: Poor parenting alarms schools Education Minister Julia Gillard has acknowledged that poor parenting is placing a heavy burden on schools and has promised principals she will give them more support to tackle violence, bullying and behavioural problems. [...] Gary Quinn, the principal of Dalyellup College in Western Australia, [...]
Posted in education, gender & feminism, indigenous, law & order, violence | Tagged accessibility, australia, bullies, bullying, children, darwin, disability, discrimination, domestic violence, inaccessibility, Julia Gillard, race & racism, school, violence against women | 1 Response