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By tigtog on May 21, 2013
By tigtog on May 15, 2013
How did a day that grew from West Virginian Mothers’ Work Days from 1858 onwards (where mothers worked together to improve their community), and Mothers’ Friendship Days from 1865 (to promote harmony between former opponents in the Civil War), become what we celebrate now as Mother’s Day?
See the difference that apostrophe position makes?
Posted in gender & feminism, language, relationships, social justice, work and family | Tagged activism/charity, blast from the past, consumerism, motherhood, trivialisation, workers rights, working mothers | 2 Responses
By tigtog on April 25, 2013
Mum was the first hoyden I ever knew.
By Orlando on March 25, 2013
When people scoff at the message that we need to teach people not to rape they make the assumption that the lesson goes: “Rape is bad. Don’t do it.” That is not what the lesson looks like. The lesson, once it is adopted, will be that every single person out there, regardless of any defining personal characteristics, is a human being of value, and with a right to make their own decisions about what bodily contact to have with others.
By tigtog on February 18, 2013
One person’s adorable quirk is the next person’s pet peeve.
By Mindy on February 18, 2013
Slacker Mums: Lets come up with a scenario and then add bits to see where we end up.
By Mindy on January 29, 2013
Dealing with different levels of desire: women they’re looking at you. Only you.
By blue milk on January 18, 2013
This article in The Atlantic by Phoebe Maltz Bovy, “The ethical implications of parents writing about their children” is incredibly unforgiving of mother writers and bloggers. She sets the benchmark very low for the test of appropriateness with writing and it’s anything that may embarrass your children when they’re older. My god, I think the [...]
By Mindy on January 10, 2013
What is a reasonable expectation if you have invited someone over to watch a movie?
By tigtog on January 8, 2013
A few weeks ago a controversial tumblr was started which highlighted the OK Cupid dating profiles of certain men who claimed to be Nice/Decent Guys, but whose answers on optional stock questions set by OK Cupid revealed various degrees of Not-Nice/Not-Decent attitudes. Clementine lays out the back-story, analyses some of the criticisms, and comes to some conclusions.
By blue milk on December 16, 2012
Recently we were being trolled by an Australian economist, Dr Steven Kates about the Obama win in the United States of America. Among his conclusions, that the Obama vote was made up of the medicants (ie. people who need significant medical treatment and can’t afford it, as in, I guess any of us at some [...]
Posted in economics, gender & feminism, media, parenting, parties and factions, relationships | Tagged elections, equality, Federal Politics, identity, stereotypes, US presidential campaigns | 10 Responses
By tigtog on December 10, 2012
Someone who describes a social interaction to me which made them sad or angry or bewildered and then asks me to explain why the other person did whatever it was that they did.
By tigtog on November 26, 2012
I wonder if either of these twerps found a pony after all that shoveling?
By blue milk on November 1, 2012
The Australian prime minister Julia Gillard’s labelling of the leader of the opposition, Tony Abbott, a “misogynist” has become the focus of intense debate both in Australia and here in the UK. What has been most striking for me is the recent news that Gillard received a huge boost in her Australian approval ratings immediately [...]