A combination of financial strain, families spending more time together, and increased alcohol consumption contribute to the rise in figures. It is timely then, that this month NSW Minister for Women Jodi McKay launched a new website to offer information and practical support to victims of domestic violence and their supporters.
The Birth Whisperer (and just about everyplace else in the birthosphere) has published a sign posted in the Aspen Women’s Center in Utah, USA. Description: A teal sign on an office wall, reading: Because the physicians at Aspen Women’s Center… Read More ›
Concord Hospital in Sydney has admitted that they did neglect an elderly, ill man, and the New South Wales government is once again feeling the heat over healthcare standards. Cut with WARNING, for horrific negligence-inflicted injury to a person with… Read More ›
Big Brother UK Season 10 is well underway. I’ll be posting the odd BB clip to illustrate common conversations and issues, as a discussion trigger. You don’t have to watch the show to join in; the issues are standalone and… Read More ›
I bet this post is not what you think it’s going to be. What cheeses me off is Temporarily Able-Bodied (TAB) folk leaping to attribute accessible parking problems to “permit abuse”. (This can be broadened to other disability accommodations, also.)… Read More ›
*** trigger warnings for Werribee gang-rape *** The Herald Sun carried this story yesterday, bylined Anthony Dowsley and Kelvin Healey. “Werribee sex DVD ringleader’s hate-filled rap song on web” (The title was “Sex bully taunts victim” yesterday.) And the opening… Read More ›
ASCA, Adults Surviving Child Abuse, has just launched a new advertising campaign, which they call “confronting” and “provocative”. It is confronting and provocative, and knowing the origins, I expect that they definitely mean well. But I’m not at all convinced… Read More ›