Emma-in-oz has a listing of Australian toy stores selling wooden, non-toxic, fair trade, and/or Australian-made toys. Check it out.
The issue of whether breastfeeding discrimination will be banned in Western Australia remains up in the air, but things don’t look all that hopeful: “Barnett promises breastfeeding debate“, and “Government won’t support breastfeeding Bill“. Write or phone your MP now, and consider going to the rally next Tuesday at noon at Parliament House. Rally details are here.
Via meloukhia, 22 people with disabilities in San Bernadino were housed in a “group home” – which turned out to be chicken coops, with buckets to pee in.
Via whooz_queen, Meredith Nash has an article “Why homebirth is important to women?” up at The Melbourne Newsroom:
The issue of homebirth particularly highlights women’s fractured and partial adherence to everyday feminisms. The moral panic over homebirth may point to a ‘backlash’ against feminism(s) both by the Australian government and women themselves. In spite of hard-won changes to Australian women’s legal and political status over the last 30 years, anxieties about pregnancy and motherhood clearly continue to brew.